“Organisational behaviour is concerned with the study of the behaviour of people within an organisational setting. It involves the understanding, prediction and control of human behaviour. Common definitions of organisational behaviour are generally along the lines of: the study and understanding of individual and group behaviour and patterns of structure in order to help improve organisational performance and effectiveness.” Mullins (2007)
“Organisational behaviour (OB) is the study of human behaviour in organisational contexts with a focus on individual and group processes and actions. Hence, it involves an exploration of organisational and managerial processes in the dynamic context of the organisation and is primarily concerned with the human implications of such activity.” Brooks (2003)
I have looked at these three definitions of organisational behaviour. I now fully understand what organisational behaviour actually means. In my own words organisational behaviour or OB is the study of the behaviour of people within a company or organisation. The study of OB helps managers identify the problems and to take action in correcting them and improving the workplace. This can be done in an endless amount of ways.
OB is influenced by the individual, group, organisation and the environment.
The individual is each employee or person in an organisation. They can be either working as a team or by
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