According to the text organizational behavior (OB) is the study of human behavior in organizational settings (Raisa & Perkins., 2013). The study consists of different levels which are the individual level, the group level, and at the organizational level. Organizational behavior research how individuals and groups affect and are affected by organizations (Raisa & Perkins., 2013). Along with its macro form, integrating organizational theory and economic sociology, OB and the relationships between organizations and their environments (Raisa & Perkins., 2013).
OB uses ideas and evidence for evaluating the choices open to managers, the contexts in which these may be interpreted as a basis for action and the logical consequences to be aware of (Raisa & Perkins., 2013). OB flows from the managerial strategies embarked on informing and reshaping their relations with those on whom managers rely on getting things done in diverse organizational settings (Raisa & Perkins., 2013).
After this week’s reading and discussion I can better identify the benefits of specific organizational theories. Organizational theories summarized by Jeffery Pfeffer in New Organization Theory. The beginning effect of social organizations on the behavior and attitudes of individuals within them. The impact of individual characteristics and actions of the organizations are based on performance, success, and survival of the organization. The interactive effects of environments, including resource and task, political, and cultural environments on organizations and vice versa concerns both the epistemology and methodology that undergird research on each of these topics (Pferrer, 1997).
Internal culture viewed directly and indirectly. Internal culture influences the environment in subtle ways. Individuals within an organization bring a personal point of view and a different way to look at what is in front of them. Different behavioral indicators, which merge in some cases or conflict in others to create a current distinctive to that organization. The external culture compares other organizations to see how they are operating based on behavioral indicators.
Raisa, A.M., & Perkins, S. (2013). Organizational Behavior: People, Process, Work and Human Resource Management. (Eds.) Kogan Page
Pfeffer, Jeffrey. New Directions for Organization Theory: Problems and Prospects. Oxford University Press, 1997.