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Importance of Organizational Behavior

The environment of business is ever changing. Because of this fact, the role of the manager has become increasingly more important. With recent increase in workload and responsibilities, managers have found that their importance in a working environment has also increased. In order to help managers and supervisors learn more about the complexity of the new workforce many different areas of study have been developed. One area of study that has increased in importance over the years is the study of organizational behavior. In order to understand the importance of organizational behavior, we must first define exactly what organizational behavior is and what it covers. Organizational behavior is the study of attitudes and behavior of individuals and groups in organizations (Johns 6). Organizational behavior tries to examine different types of workers in all types of different situations. Organizational behavior aims to help managers and supervisors in many ways. It plays a role in all facets of an organization. Finance, marketing, and production are just departments within an organization. It studies the human behavior within the organization and the relationship between human behavior and the organization.

There are many reasons for the importance of organizational behavior in an organization. First, most people are born and educated in organizations, acquire most of the material possessions from organizations, and die as members of organizations. In addition, we can be consumers, employees, or investors in an organization. Second, the study of organizational behavior can greatly clarify the factors that affect how managers manage. Third, the value of organizational behavior is that it isolates important aspects of the manager’s job and offers specific perspectives on the human side of management. Finally, an understanding of organizational behavior can play a vital role in managerial work.
Many future managers aren’t aware of the importance of organizational behavior and don’t understand what relevance it has to them as managers in the business environment. Organizational behavior studies these attitudes and behaviors of workers today and tries to determine the best ways too effectively manage and change them. Organizational behavior also studies how organizations can be more effective and how events in the external environments affect organizations. Learning about organizational behavior in today's business environment will help managers develop a better work related understanding of themselves and their subordinates. This understanding can help future managers obtain a successful career in the business world. The most frequent problem that managers face is often described as "people" problems (Robbins 1). Since the job of a manager requires working with and through other people the development of good "people skills" become a valuable and essential asset. Organizational behavior helps to refine these "people skills" and make managers more effective to their supervisors and subordinates alike. One are of concern in organizational behavior deals with employee job satisfaction, which is an attitude. The reason managers should be concerned with employee job satisfaction are based on three areas of thought. First, there is a definite link between satisfaction and worker productivity. A happy worker is willing to work harder and for the company. Second, satisfaction appears to be negatively related to absenteeism and turnover rate. A worker that is happy with their job is more likely to show up at all scheduled times. Finally, it can be agreed that managers have a humanistic responsibility to provide their employees with jobs that are challenging, intrinsically rewarding and satisfying (Robbins 2). These are just a couple of examples of why studying organizational behavior is important to the career of future managers throughout the working world.
Organizational behavior as a studied concept is made up of many parts. Each part forms a different link in a chain of thought that help develop the study of organizational behavior.

Another key organizational behavior that directly affects competitiveness in the marketplace is the management of critical variables and performance metrics. Measurement is vital. The trick is to know which variables to measure. When you want to ensure that the product you are shipping is of the highest quality, should you inspect a sample of the product just prior to shipping or is it more prudent to inspect the work-in-process inventory at key locations throughout the process? The latter would involve critical variables and would discover defects sooner, minimizing the production of defective material. In addition, it gives the engineer more opportunity to resolve issues prior to the creation of defective products. This is similar to the benefits provided by statistical process control and control charts. However, both "results" and "drivers" have value. Investors and upper management may look toward results to gauge how the enterprise is doing in relation to the competition, while engineers tend to look toward drivers when assessing whether or not a process is in control. Drivers put you closer to root cause than results do.

I have already concluded that for an organization to be truly effective, a strong study of organizational behavior must be established within the organization. I have tried to pick out some points that show how an organization can benefit from using practices found in organizational behavior. Communication, Leadership, and Motivation are all important parts of employee job satisfaction. Employee job satisfaction is important to a company as stated earlier. Today's business world in increasing in complexity everyday. Not only does the company end up growing, so do their employees. In order for a company to be successful, management must try to develop employee to management relationships. Studying organizational behavior can help companies better understand employees which will eventually lead to a better more stable company.

Works Cited

Johns, Gary. Organizational Behavior: Understanding and Managing Life at Work.
(New York, NY.: Harper Collins, 1996)
Robbins, Stephen P. Essentials of Organizational Behavior. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ.;
Prentice Hall, 1994)

Works Cited Johns, Gary. Organizational Behavior: Understanding and Managing Life at Work. (New York, NY.: Harper Collins, 1996) Robbins, Stephen P. Essentials of Organizational Behavior. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ.; Prentice Hall, 1994) Works Cited Johns, Gary. Organizational Behavior: Understanding and Managing Life at Work. (New York, NY.: Harper Collins, 1996) Robbins, Stephen P. Essentials of Organizational Behavior. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ.; Prentice Hall, 1994)

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