Organizational BehaviorTopic 1:Introduction to the Field of OB
Learning Objective•Define organisational behaviour and organisations, and discuss the importance of this field of inquiry•Compare and contrast the four current perspectives of organisational effectiveness•Debate the organisational opportunities and challenges of globalisation, workforce diversity and emerging employment relationships•Discuss the anchors on which organisational behaviour knowledge is based
•Groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose•Collective entities•Collective sense of purpose•Groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose•Collective entities•Collective sense of purposeOrganisational Behaviour and OrganisationsThe studyof what people think, feeland doin and around organisations.The studyof what people think, feeland doin and around organisations.What is Organizational Behavior?What is Organizational Behavior?What is Organization?What is Organization?
Why Study OB?•Comprehend and predict workplace events•Adopt more accurate personal theories•Influence organizational events•OB improves an organisation’s financial health•OB is for everyone
Organisational Effectiveness•Organizational effectiveness: a broad concept represented by several perspectives, including the organization’s fit with external environment, internal subsystems configuration for high performance, organizational learning and ability to satisfy the needs of key stakeholders•Organizational effectiveness is the outcome that most OB theories are ultimately trying to achieve
Perspectives of Organisational EffectivenessOPEN SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVEOPEN SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE