Organizational Behavior

Essay by Brown304University, Bachelor'sA+, August 2006

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Organizational Behavior at [INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE]

To fully understand how an organization can grow and the qualities of high performing organizations and teams, it is essential to delve deep into the topic of Organizational Behavior (OB). Within the study of OB, there have been 5 key areas/terms that need to be examined to fully understand any specific organizations' OB. The five areas of my current organization ([INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE]) that I have chosen to examine in this paper are:

* Organizational culture

* Perception and reaction - Attribution theory

* Motivation - Expectancy theory

* Leadership - Empowerment and Power

* Globalization - Global managers

Because of [INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE]'s base as a wholly owned Japanese subsidiary, these are the five areas that I feel need to be examined to fully understand the OB of [INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE]. We will examine how these five areas are used and implemented in the company.

Once we see how the OB of [INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE] behaves, we can accurately critique management and suggest areas of improvement.


Organizational Culture

Schermerhorn, Hunt and Osborn define organizational culture as, "... the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides that behavior of its members."(Schermerhorn, Hunt, Osborn Chap 13, 26) Because the study of OB centers on the study of individuals and groups, the organization's culture plays a major role in how the OB tends to lean. [INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE] has a very conservative culture. Many of our competitors do not have conservative cultures. As such, [INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE] tends to take longer to produce new promotional pieces and marketing campaigns that are on the conservative side.

We are always releasing promotional pieces and marketing campaigns that have all disclaimers of the products,