Why do people behave a certain way in an organizational environment? What factors affect job performance, employee interaction, job commitment, leadership and managerial styles? Individuals have studied this very topic for decades in order to find ways of increasing organizational performance. Organizational behavior is the study of both group and individual performance and activity within an organization.
This area of study examines human behavior in a work environment and determines its impact on job structure, performance, communication, motivation, leadership, etc. Internal and external perspectives are two theories of how organizational behavior can be viewed by companies.
Key Learning Points:
Organizations as social systems
The dynamics of change in organizations
Industries and markets
The relationships between organizations and their environments
The role of identity in organizational processes
Organizational culture and its dynamics
Change in cultural categories and markets
Social movements and their influence on firms and markets
Firm strategies and the effects of long-run histories of strategic interaction
The impact of workforce demographic change and labor market inequality
Organizational learning processes
Entrepreneurship and firm formation processes