Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts

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This paper will explain key concepts and terminology of Organizational Behavior. The terminology of the terms; Organizational behavior, Organizational culture, Diversity, Communication and Organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and how they relate to personal experiences, articles and the text book readings from Organizational Behavior by Schermerhorn, J. R., hunt J. G., & Osborn, R. N.

Organizations can expand their effectiveness through better management of people, employee empowerment, communication and employment motivation. But along

with those concepts understanding of the organizations "Organizational Behavior" can

assist on developing the correct environment, relations to ensure the completion of objectives and goals. To develop this environment there needs to be a balance of

"Organizational Culture", "Diversity", "Communication" and check balance system to ensure "Organizational effectiveness and efficiency".

Organizational Behavior

Organizational behavior is "the study of individuals and groups within organizations" Schermerhorn, Hunt and Osborn (2003)(chapter 1 p.2). Organizational

Behavior can also be described as study of the organizations environment, how individuals are managed, how the groups are managed, the organization as well as the way all the sections are managed.

In simple words Organizational Behavior it is about human nature, reason and relations at the workplace and how to predict, explain, and successfully managed such behavioral patterns. The study of such behavioral patterns helps organizations to try to improve the performance and effectiveness of its workforce and assist on the achievements goals.

OB can take many forms such as cultural behavior, diversity behavior, communicational behavior, organization but the strongest form is one of influence. This

influence can be seen on how individuals and groups behave in organizations, how such organization influences the behavior of the workforce and foremost how the workforce

influences the organization and its objectives.

Organizational Culture

Organizational culture is "the system of shared actions, values...