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Thoroughly Explain Organizational Behavior.

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  1. Thoroughly explain organizational behavior.

Nelson & Quick describe organizations as clockworks in which human behavior is logical and rational but they often seem like snake pits to those who work in them. (2013, p. 4). The study of organizational behavior incorporates objective knowledge, skill development and requires scientific knowledge as well as applied practice.   Understanding the different dynamics of the people who are behaving within the organizations that are being studied aid in the conceptualization and application of organizational behavior theories.    The understanding of organizational behavior is a lifelong educational process not a one-and-done training.  The structure of organizational behavior with in a company affect the respect level of the individuals in those companies.    The combination of scientific research, theories, applied practice and business structure help explain the behavior of individuals and their involvement in group dynamics.  Group dynamics can be streamlined and focused on three main areas, psychosocial, interpersonal, and behavioral.  However, there are undefined, unexpected variables that façade organizational behavior and should not be ignored when applying OB practices to organizations and its participants.  

        Properly utilized, the educated organizational behaviorist is armed with invaluable skill sets that can galvanize a productive climate within organizations resulting in healthy, thriving and profitable business societies.


  1. Discuss the opportunities that change creates for organizational behavior.

Change viewed through the proper lenses is a catalyst for growth and development within an organization.  Often people shriek at the thought of change.  However, change is a part of growth.  Anything that does not grow is either retarded or dead.  To that point, the “open and responsive” (Nelson & Quick, 2013, p. 7) are better equipped to take advantage of opportunities that await them in a change-driven environment.  Eric Johnson, CEO of The Johnson Product Company, Inc., along with findings from surveying police officers conclude that positive outlooks on change will ensure that initiatives for change within an organization breed success.

In organizational behavior, change can catalyze a turnaround and ultimately increase the bottom line of an organization.  Changes in leadership, changes in structure, and changes in climate subjugate the negative perceptions that organizations endure during transitions and transformations when those changes are executed via proper channels communication, training, and laying of the foundation for the projected outcomes.  


  1. Demonstrate the value of objective knowledge and skill development in the study of organizational behavior.

Organizational behavior is based on scientific knowledge and applied practice (Nelson and Quick, p. 20). The science of organizational behavior requires the mastery of objective knowledge and the practice of skills development based on that objective knowledge. Incorporating learning styles with teaching styles presents an opportunity to maximize the potential and development of individuals in organizations. When studying organizational behavior objective knowledge is developed through research. Gathering data and thinking critically about organizational theories and behavior allows a student of organizational behavior to develop into a scientific professional manager that is knowledgeable in the art and science of OB. Inquisitive exploration is key in the learning process. Managers in organizations as well as students of organizational behavior are encouraged to think critically, hence mastering concepts on topics such as motivation, performance, leadership, and stress.

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