Organizational Behavior Comparisons
Behavior and Culture Defined
(OB) is the study of how people, groups, and teams of people
perform in an organization as a whole. Those who study OB try to understand, predict, and
influence how these people and groups interact with one another to improve performance and
outcomes (Wienclaw, 2008). There are no two organizational cultures that have members that
exhibit the same organizational behavior, however, many similar traits can be found in members
of any organization. Organizational culture is defined as shared actions, values, and beliefs that
develop in an organization and that guide its members’ behaviors and actions.
Organizational behavior is influenced by both internal and external factors. Internal
factors are those forces that are within a worker’s control, while external factors are those that
can be attributed to forces outside the organization such as the economy, government officials, or
factors beyond a workers control such as outdated equipment and technologies (Schermerhorn,
Hunt & Osborn, 2008.) Because our team members’ background, in terms of interacting with
people and their behaviors, is extremely eclectic, in this paper we will attempt to describe how
the various internal and external factors of OB compare and contrast in our various walks of life
—our workplace, our homes, and within the community as part of charitable organizations.
will examine these six organizations and compare and contrast how the restructuring,
organizational mission, fiscal policy, competition, the economy, customer demands, and how
globalization affect behavior among these different groups.