Aspects of Organizational Behavior

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In today's business environment a company's success lies on the company's understanding of its self. Companies or organization all have traits and ways of doing things. "An organization is formally defined as a collection of people working together in a division of labor to achieve a common purpose" (Schermerhorn, 2003). Organizations all have set goals and visions that are desired. The goals and visions of an organization are developed in the strategic planning process. In the manner in which the organizations goals will be carried out depends on the company's culture. Organizational culture is the behavior style within a company. The manner in which employees act, talk, dress, and express themselves are all aspects of an organization's culture. Organizations all differ in their culture. There are no too organizations with the exact culture.

An organization culture is may be developed in various ways. Depending on the size of the organization will determine where the culture is set.

Larger companies usually set the organizational culture at top management. The attitudes and styles of senior management take a toll on the entire company. Beliefs and values are past on to other employees. Also in these larger organizations subcultures begin to develop. A subculture is a smaller culture with unique ideas and beliefs within the organizational culture.

In smaller organizations the tendency is that cultures are developed by lower level employees. Employees are more freely express and open. Management tends to be more flexible and acceptive.

My organization is very small and the culture is developed by the employees. The top manager rarely intervenes with the employee's behavior. Many employees are unique within the culture.

Organizational diversity is the mixture of different individuals. Differences such as race, age, gender, religion, and ethnics. Diversity is very important in the attractiveness of an...