Meaning & Importance of OB
Understanding Organisational Behaviour
Behaviour in an organziation has become a special subject. It is the knowledge of human behaviour at work. Human behaviour in organization is determined by the requirements of the formal organization and partly by the personal systems of the individuals forming the organization. The behaviour that emerges from this interaction defines the field of organizational behaviour.
The study of organizational behaviour has certain basic assumptions, which are listed below:
-an industrial enterprise is an organization of people
-these people must be motivated to work effectively
-the goals of the employee and employer may not necessarily coincide
-the policies and procedures adopted may influence people in the directions not always foreseen by the policy makers
Organizational behaviour (frequently abbreviated as OB) is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behaviour within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness." According to Fred Luthans, "Organizational behaviour is understanding, predicting and controlling human behaviour at work."
Keith Davis defined “Organizational Behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people as individual or as groups act within organizations.”
P.Robbins defined “A field of study that investigates the impact of individuals, groups and structures on behaviour within organisations for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving organisations effectiveness”
It is a field of study
Studies individuals, groups and structures
Applies the gained knowledge to work effectively
Again it can be said that OB is like a tool, by which the mgt. teams are understood or justified the nature of employees and take an appropriate decision to lead the organization purport.