Management Thought & OB

Field of Organisational Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour studies the influence that individuals, groups and structure have  on behaviour within organizations.

•    Its chief goal is to apply that knowledge towards improving an organization’s effectiveness.

•  A field of study devoted to understanding, explaining, and ultimately improving the attitudes and behaviours of individuals and groups in organizations

•   The study of what people think, feel, and do in and around organizations


•  Groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose

•  Collective entities

•  Collective sense of purpose

 Workplace success depends on:

  •  Respect for people.
  • Understanding of human behaviour in complex organizational systems.
  • Individual commitment to flexibility, creativity, and learning.
  • Individual willingness to change.

Thus, ultimately, Organisational Behaviour is a study of human behaviour in organizations & a multidisciplinary field devoted to understanding individual and group behaviour, interpersonal processes and organizational dynamics.


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