Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Paper

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Organizational Behavior

Mtg 331

W. Paul Bōrkowski

April 12, 2007

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. This paper presents a brief definition of what organizational behavior refers to. Organizational behavior is a vital ingredient in the development of the work force, as well as an important component in the running of the company. Organizational behavior covers everything from team work within a company and the ability to develop social qualities and get along well with other people, to leadership and the way a manager can set the right goals for his or her team, as well as the right means by which these goals can be achieved.

Ethical behavior can be considered the right or moral choice. When it comes to decision making it is imperative that managers, leaders and subordinates practice the art of ethical decision making.

The most difficult part that generally occurs is for employees of a company to agree that the decision is actually ethical. What one person believes to be moral another person could believe to be immoral. Diversity effects conflict, if there is conflict about the task, not all members of a diverse working group will agree on that task. Some workers will think that there is either a better way to do it, or it does not need to be done at all. This type of conflict will occur because the belief structures. It may be because of their race, background gender, age, sexual orientation, or many other things. Differing backgrounds make for differing opinions, depending on the situation and the people.

An organization's culture can change over a period of time. A large degree of the success of a business depends on the amount...