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Organizational Behavior 1
Organizational Behavior
University of Phoenix
MGT 307

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Organizational Behavior 2
Introduction:
This paper focuses on organizational behavior and how it impacts over the organization.
Organizational behavior is the examining of individuals, teams and departments within an
organization, reviewing their performance and employing new practices for enhanced
performance. It entails the performance of the employees and how is employee activities
related to the organizational performance. The comprehension of organizational behavior
holds significance for the reasons as it can bring positive change within organization with
introduction of new and improved practices.Organizaional behavior helps in to better
comprehend these co relationships through approaches of organizational culture,
diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational
learning (Martin, 2004).
To have better understanding of these approaches we’ll discuss each briefly.
Organizational culture
Organizational culture is developed and formulated by the upper management and
followed by all the employees of the organization. It can be developed either from the
uniqueness of its employees or the indistinctively of its employees. "Organizational
culture is a pattern of knowledge, belief, and behavior…it is the form, beliefs, norms,
social patterns, the way things are done, the symbols and rituals" (Burton, Lauridsen, &
Obel, 2004). Organizational culture entails the values, approaches and anticipations of an
organization that direct it in its daily operations and communication. Organization
behavior gives rise to organizational culture. In order to establish a strong culture the
goals and objectives should be clear to the employees and they follow them to achieve
better performance. (Bateman &Snell, 2007). A strong culture must address to the needs
of overall goals and objectives of the organization.Strong culture should encourage strong
communication among the organization such s feedback, opinions and advices from the
employees as strong culture is based on this.
Diversity

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