Organisational Behaviour 2

Organisational Behaviour 2 - Organizational Behaviour and...

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Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Culture Q1. Why should every manager study the discipline of OB? Answer : Organizations are the grand strategies created to bring order to a concerted effort for the achievement of certain objectives and goals. Since, an individual cannot achieve these objectives or a small group of individuals, there are in the notion of the organization the concepts of division of labour, hierarchy of authority etc. Since an individual cannot achieve these objectives of the organization, it is necessary that many people be harnessed in the pursuit of an organization. This is taken care by the manager of an organization. This is achieved by creating a structure. The people in a structure work with the help of technology .In order that this relationship bears fruits, every organization contains a blue print of human behaviour at work. The organization rules, regulations, and procedures are complicated enough. Added to this are technology and structure. Together these Three facets make understanding of the human behaviour at work complex. Furthermore, of all the inputs of an organization the people are the most important Of all. This human behaviour if handled properly by the manager, two plus two can be five. Or else it can be three. It is therefore important for the manager not only to understand human behaviour properly but also to harness that understanding for the good of the organization. It is a fact that no manager can be much more efficient than the sum of the efficiencies of the people working with him. It therefore becomes necessary for him to study human behaviour within the context of an organization, Having understood it to try predicting the human behaviour and having predicted it to try to control it. The responsibility to do this fell squarely on the shoulders of every manager. In order for the manager to be effective he should understand the behavioral angularities of the employees. In a nutshell to be efficient and to be a effective manager cannot be contended with having the knowledge of his area of work only. It is expected of the manager that he hit the bull’s eye in the first attempt itself. Therefore, every manager irrespective of his specialty the functional area should study the discipline of Organizational behaviour. Q3. a) Why it is easy to motivate employees? Answer : Given this assumption of human behaviour, it is very easy to motivate employees. Whenever certain behaviour is to be encouraged give rewards; whenever certain behaviour is to be discouraged give punishment. This is the theory of “reward & punishment”. Unfortunately this takes a simplistic view of human behaviour. Human is not always motivated either by reward or by punishment or both. Adherence to ‘reward & punishment’ or ‘carrot and the stick’ as it is some times called, dose not cause continuance of desired and sustained behaviour over a longer time.
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2011 for the course BA 1 taught by Professor Spilt during the Spring '10 term at Court Reporting Institute of Dallas.

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