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Organizational Behavior Terminology and ConceptsLearning to manage any organization successfully can be difficult, but without learning the essentials of behavior within any organization, it is almost impossible. Learning to understand people's behavior within an organization would allow any person in a managing position to increase their understanding of his or her employees, their company, and making them work effectively together. There are several key concepts and terminologies related to organizational behavior and each are much more complicated than they seem. They include organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational learning.

Organizational behavior is "the study of human behavior in organizations. It is a multidisciplinary field devoted to understanding individual and group behavior, interpersonal processes, and organizational dynamics” (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2005). Its study helps an organization meet the needs of its employees while also understanding the impact the individual or group has on the behavior and decisions of the organization.

The beliefs and values that influence the behaviors of the organizational members within the internal environment is the organizational culture.

It is difficult to express culture distinctly but you can tell the culture of an organization by looking at the member's wardrobe, the arrangement of the furniture, and the way they communicate with each other. Culture is vital in my organization as it lays the foundation of the organizational internal environment and plays a significant role in shaping managerial behavior. Organizational culture is a broad form of culture, which embraces a set of values, beliefs, behaviors, customs, and attitudes that help the members of the organization understand what it stands for, how it does things, and what it considers important. To manage the culture of an organization effectively, managers must be clear about the type of culture and the specific norms and values that...