Organizational Behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within the organizations and its effective use for the purpose of such knowledge towards improving its performance. Similar to the evolution of man and its environment there has been a substantial change in the approach for better productivity within an organization through the brainstorming efforts applied by a good manager. Understanding organizational behavior within a corporation and particularly the factors influencing the organizational behavior of a single entity has become the key to the success of any manager. There is no one single approach to organizational behavior which is best for all organizations; instead, companies must evolve the system which works best for them with the help of effective planning and technological support which changes over time as their environment and the individuals within that environment change.
Organizational Behavior - Challenges for Today's Managers
One of the primary tasks for managers is to manage people (Robbins 2000).
The study of Organizational Behavior (OB) focuses on factors and issues involved in human behavior related to jobs, work, absenteeism, employment turnover, productivity, human performance, and management, each of which is directly related to job responsibilities of a manager. Thus study of organization behavior increases manager's effectiveness.
In my organization, the term OB actually refers to the behavior of people within the organizations, as organizations themselves do not perform without people and an efficient manager. My role in effective financial planning management is to understand Mayo Clinic's role in providing best standard of healthcare with optimum value for money to our patients. This is achieved by providing specific understanding of our core values to every person within our organization. OB tries to understand the behavior, attitude, and performance of people in organizations.