Productive and Counterporductive Behavior Paper

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Productive and counterproductive Behaviors Paper PSY/428 - Organizational Psychology April 06, 2011 The primary goal of any business or organization is to be productive. Businesses need productivity to grow, stay in business, and remain competitive. In any businesses, no matter what the size, leadership must manage employee behavior to maximize productive behavior and minimize counterproductive behavior. A business that remains in the same position one year after another will ultimately fail. The goal of this paper is to make a distinction between productive and counterproductive behavior in a business environment, and demonstrate that by recognizing the differences between productive and counterproductive behavior and the impact these behaviors have on job performance and the performance of the organization will in the end help management develop strategies to manage employee behavior.
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The way employees behave has a direct impact on the business they work for. Productive behavior will benefit the business whereas counterproductive behavior can hurt a business. Management in any business or organization needs to know the difference between the two to manage employee behavior. Steven Jex and Thomas Britt (2008) define productive behavior as, “employee behavior that contributes positively to the goals and objectives of the organization” (p. 96). So from a management perspective this is the type of behavior employers want to focus on and develop within the employee population. Employees are usually a liability when they start working at a business or organization. According to Jex and Britt, “The organization is
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