Groups and teams enrich morals and ethics In groups and teams, the members recognize the set principles and standards. The group members are thus aware of the set disciplinary measures and the acceptable behavior for all. That is realized through individuals being accountable to each other through the established systems in the group.
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 4 Communication Methods to Support Organizational Behavior Organizations may wish to steer their individual staff members behavior towards the organization’s guiding behavior goals, which can be outlined in a mission or vision statement. As Garicano & Wu (2012) state, “…the fundamental organization issue is how to efficiently match solutions generated by knowledge with problems encompassed by tasks. Communication naturally arises as the most prominent mechanism to coordinate dispersed knowledge and achieve intensive utilization of knowledge. For an organization to accomplish this task, it must utilize various and effective communication methods and strategies.” In this case, the task is to align individual and group behaviors with organizational goals and behaviors. Communication Forms Several forms of communication are needed for any organization to run effectively. Face to face communication is the most direct form, allowing the sender and receiver to observe tone and body language that can give greater meaning to the message being communicated. However, in large organizations face to face interaction is not always time efficient or practical. Communication may be disseminated through memos, emails and other written media. Technology also plays an important role in communication as instant messaging, text messaging, FaceTime/Skype, and a company Intranet may be used as well. All forms of communication can be utilized by the organization to support its behavior guidelines. Communication Strategy
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 5 Strategies that may be employed by organizations should include an environment where “employees feel free to share any feedback, ideas or criticisms and any and every level” (Richards, 2018). This allows staff to feel empowered and emboldened to freely express any safety concerns, issues, and to harness their great ideas that can positively affect the organization. It creates a culture where employees can thrive on each other. Communication should flow simultaneously from leadership to staff and staff to leadership. Managers may listen to their employees while at the same time guiding the behavior of their staff towards the organizational values and target their behavior toward success for the organization. Employee Engagement Assessments Employee engagement assessments are a tool that organizations use to measure the level of engagement of the employees and to identify whether they are satisfied with the current organizational culture. According to Senger (2013), “Employee engagement surveys became popular in the late '90s after the Harvard Business Review published research showing a link between employee satisfaction at Sears stores and revenue growth. Today, U.S. firms spend
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