Organizational Behavior Analysis
BUS 610 – Organizational Behavior
Prof. Murad Abel
September 9, 2013
In order to effectively analyze the various behavioral components within my current organization, I will describe the demonstrated attitudes shown by individuals within this company. Additionally, I will analyze the organizational behavior of Welding Unlimited, as an organization, by describing the type of culture, modes of communication, nature of authority, motivational techniques, areas of emotional intelligence, and how the components of a virtual organization are included. Upon conclusion of this essay, I hope to have provided the reader with a brief understanding of the above-mentioned categories in regards to organizational behavior analysis and how it pertains to Welding Unlimited, Inc. Organizational behavior is the study and application of information regarding how an individual, or group of people, within an organization behave. Organizational behavior is a key characteristic used to maintain and enhance interaction levels amongst employees within a company (Schermerhorn, 2011). There are additional characteristics such as leadership, openness to confer in relation to issues and challenges in an attempt to assist a corporation to achieve their strategic business objectives. Organization behavior involves the understanding of critical matters that assist with comprehending and predicting what influences human behavior and how it will help to achieve desired goals. Organizational behavior is also defined as the investigation of behavioral factors that affect modern organizations and their management at the individual, group, and organization levels (Baack, 2012). Within Welding Unlimited, Inc., employees operate under a protocol within the workplace referred to as “production and analysis”. While these production and analysis skills are not observable from the aspect of social behavior, there are other areas such as functionality and technical aspect of behavior that are readily visible and can be assessed. Teamwork, communication, leadership, and problem solving are used on a daily bases. Within this corporation, the technical aspects are adequate and most of the employees are very talented, each in their own way. However, absenteeism has greatly affected some employees. While the turnover in the workplace has declined compared to previous periods, suggesting employees are gaining more than their traditional daily work requirements, something keeps them retained with welding Unlimited. These occurrences have kept employees active and content within the company. These are also attracting other potential employees. Type of Cultures
Culture is defined as the cultivated behavior that is socially transmitted. It involves the accumulation of knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, experiences, religion, relations, concepts of the universe, values, meanings, roles, notions of time, relations, material possessions and objects acquired, and a way of life of a group of people throughout generations. This way of life is accepted by the individuals within the group without thinking about it and passed from one employee to another through communication and imitation. It can be considered as a group’s traditional ideas and values that are attached and followed by all the generations (Hofstede & Minkov, 1991). Provided the intuitive definition of culture, it is my opinion that Welding Unlimited’s type of culture is considered pluralism as the organization consists of smaller groups of people within the corporation itself. Pluralism has allowed employees to maintain their individual cultural identities, values, behaviors, and their individual uniqueness, all of which is accepted by the company. Managers within the corporation are usually overwhelmed with new ideas, tasks, and often need to help individuals with work related or performance issues. It...
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