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Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR FORCES DISCUSSION 1 Organizational Behavior Forces Discussion David Miller, Joseph Fisher, Kristen Drew, Laura Wadell and Mary Jo Perez-Brown January 10, 2011 Dr. Kathleen Bates
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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR FORCES DISCUSSION 2 Organizational Behavior Forces Discussion Organizational behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness” (Schermerorn Jr., Hunt, & Osborn, 2008, p. 10). We will compare and contrast the following organizations: Company “A” a geothermal plant where Mary Jo Perez-Brown and Laura Wadell work, Company “B” a construction-based company where Joseph Fisher works, Company “C” a municipality where Kristen Drew works, and Company “D” a restaurant where David Miller works. This discussion was based on analyzing how restructuring, organizational mission, and customer demands affects organizational behavior for each organization. Restructuring “Restructuring is an example of corporate strategies to achieve and sustain advantage in highly competitive environments” (Robbins & Judge, 2009, p. 9). Company A
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