Importance of Organizational Behavior.

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Organizational Behavior Importance

The belief that a company's success is a result of the technical ability of its workforce has many implications. Employees that possess these 'hard skills' are essential to the development and bottom-line of a company. However, I believe that organizations who invest in increasing people skills or 'soft skills' will grow into successful businesses. This practice of organizational development of 'putting people first' has been proven to stimulate employees to reach their highest potential, create a work environment free from apprehension and maximize productivity through increased loyalty and pride of workmanship. Whereas the former may benefit a company to the extent that the technical aptitude is essential to stay afloat amongst competitive adversaries. The latter provides a means to not only maintain that edge but to heighten morale within the organization so that its employees can contribute to higher levels of success.

Successful organizational behavior starts with the company's willingness to face challenges and turn them into opportunities.

The ideal that the underlying principle of a business to stay competitive be attributable to hard skills amongst its employees has changed drastically over the years. These are the days where cultural diversity in the organization is commonplace and changes in global markets and leadership styles are a must to thrive in business. For a company to maintain a competitive edge requires technical savvy amongst its employees, but if the organization does not know how to communicate, motivate, listen or interact with them, then a breakdown in the structure of the organization will be imminent. These are the challenges that most businesses face as crucial times lie ahead with weak economies giving way to job cuts, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate scandal. In these ever changing times, the ability to cultivate the interpersonal relationships between management and...