Organizational Taxonimy

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Organizational Behavior Taxonomy 2


Organizational Behavior Taxonomy

Velda Eaton

August 9, 2010

Organizational Behavior Taxonomy

Organizational behavior taxonomies are studied methodologies, theorems, and analyses studied and applied within corporate frameworks to confront diversity, women in the workplace, cultural conflicts, gender differences, and minorities within the workplace. The framework below provides descriptions, examples, and advantages with the pros and cons of each theorem.

Theories of Eurocentric and Traditional Thought


General Description

Current Examples

Other Attributes

Micro and Macro Theory of Organization

(Barnard , 1937)

Systems Theory

Barnard's (1938) theory of motivation merges the concepts of behavior and motivation. Barnard views motivation from four views. Goal setting, cost-benefit notion and rewards, equity, and performance, which contend people, have cause or reason that can meet through two routes: active cognitive approach or non-reflection. If opted for an active cognitive approach, individuals will make choices based on the cost and benefits (Mitchell & Scott, 1985). Barnard's underlying concept in the proposal is manipulation. Managers may influence subordinates using coercion, explanation, or inculcation of motives, which may be of two types: (1) incentives (objective) or (2) persuasion (subjective) (Mitchell & Scott, 2003).

The use of monetary and non- monetary incentives to compensate and stimulate employees is in current practice now as when Barnard wrote about the notions of cost benefit and rewards. Firms in the United States compensate the individual effort through particular incentives connected to performance and outcomes. In other cases, when monetary compensations are not available, organizations use perks such as additional training, representation or affiliation in associations and other non-monetary instruments (Mitchell &

Scott, 1985).

If individuals make decisions without reflection, a structure of norm is needed for guidance. The outcome of either selection will depend on the impact of the environment. According to Barnard, efficiency...