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Unformatted text preview: UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR LESSON – 1 IMPORTANCE OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Contents 1.0 Aims and Objectives 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Organization behaviour – concepts 1.2.1 Organisation 1.2.2 Management 1.3 Key elements of organisational behaviour 1.3.1 People 1.3.2 Structure 1.3.3 Mechanics form of organization 1.3.4 Organic form of organization 1.3.5 Jobs and tasks 1.3.6 Technology 1.3.7 Environment 1.4 Basic approaches to organisational behaviour 1.5 Let us Sum up 1.6 Lesson-end Activities 1.7 References 1.0 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES After studying this lesson, the students are able to : i) Understand the concepts of organizational behavior and its application in managing people ii) Apply the different approaches to organizational behavior and enhance the human relationships within the organization. iii) Explore the relationships among the various components of organizational behavior and their effectiveness. 1.1 INTRODUCTION Organizations are social systems. If one wishes to work in them or to manage them, it is necessary to understand how they operate. Organizations combine science and people – technology and humanity. Unless we have qualified people to design and implement, techniques alone will not produce desirable results. Human behavior in organizations is This watermark does not appear in the registered version - http://www.clicktoconvert.com rather unpredictable. It is unpredictable because it arises from people’s deep-seated needs and value systems. However, it can be partially understood in terms of the framework of behavioral science, management and other disciplines. There is no idealistic solution to organizational problems. All that can be done is to increase our understanding and skills so that human relations at work can be enhanced 1.2 ORGNISATION BEHAVIOUR - CONCEPTS Organizational Behavior is field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behavior within organization. It is the study and application of knowledge about how people act within organizations. It is a human tool for human benefit. It applies broadly to the behavior of people in all types of organizations, such as business, government, schools and services organizations. It covers three determinants of behavior in organizations: individuals, groups, and structure. OB is an applied field. It applies the knowledge gained about individuals, and the effect of structure on behavior, in order to make organizations work more effectively. OB covers the core topics of motivation, leadership behavior and power, interpersonal communication, group structure and process, learning, attitude development and perception, change process, conflict, job design and work stress....
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.

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