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Running Head: Organizational Behavior Article Review 1 Organizational Behavior Article Review Kayla Shiner Columbia Southern University
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Organizational Behavior Article Review 2 Organizational Behavior Article Review It is essential in any business setting to have a clear understanding on how different be- haviors can effect the structure, interactions, goals, and conflicts within the business. Organiza- tional Structure and Employees’ Innovative Behavior: The Mediating Role of Empowerment is a journal review of a study conducted at Yeungnam University in Korea consisting of 750 full-time employees of manufacturing organizations. This journal review was interesting because the re- viewing authors’ not only defined and focused on innovative behaviors within the employees, but they also directed their approach to different business concepts and organizational structures while involving hypothesis. They focused on two main concepts, centralization and formaliza- tion, and how these concepts affected the behaviors and overall empowerment it played on the employees. Their findings suggested that centralization and formalization has a negative influ- ence on the innovative behavior of employees. The authors defined centralization as a degree in which decision making is focused towards the higher authorities of the organization and defined formalization as the degree in which rules make up the relations, roles, norms, procedures, and communications within the organization. This is important to focus on when it comes to organi-
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