SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR2Supporting Organizational BehaviorOrganizational behavior is an applied behavior science that includes sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, and economics (Borkowski, 2016 Chapter 1). Organizational behavior focuses on explaining individual and group behaviors, how they react tointernal and external factors, and provides managers with tools needed to oversee their employees and assist them in accomplishing the organization’s goals (Borkowski, 2016 Chapter 1). There are many ways that organizational behavior can be supported. Groups and teams, methods of communication, employee engagement assessments, intervention methods, and outsourcing all have a huge impact and work together toward supporting organizational behavior.Impacts of Groups and TeamsOrganizations are comprised of groups and teams that each contribute to the success of the company. There are two types of groups in the work place. They are known as formal and informal groups. Formal groups are a part of the organization’s structure and considered a functional or command group. Unlike formal groups, informal groups are created based on common interests and beliefs and can influence other employees with their perceptions, attitudes,and communication networks (Borkowski, 2016, Chapter 16). These groups satisfy the social needs of individuals and can influence them in a positive or negative manner. An example of this could be a when a staff member is upset by a change implemented by the company and they express this frustration with their work clique. His or her attitude may influence others and they too may develop a negative and frustrated attitude with the company. These individuals may losetheir motivation and productivity will decrease due to this. Unlike groups, teams are a smaller group that contains members with mutual accountability and the ability to collaborate with one another. These individuals are independent
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3and work together for mutual purpose within the company (Borkowski, 2016, Chapter 17). Thereare different types of teams within an organization. These include work teams, parallel teams, project teams, and management teams. Their attitudes with one another individually and with other groups can have a significant impact on organizational behavior. An example would be
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Organizational studies and human resource management, employee engagement assessments