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Organizational Behavior (OB) is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. It does this by taking a system approach. That is, it interprets people-organization relationships in terms of the whole person, whole group, whole organization, and whole social system. Its purpose is to build better relationships by achieving human objectives, organizational objectives, and social objectives.

The organization's base rests on management's philosophy, values, vision and goals. This in turn drives the organizational culture which is composed of the formal organization, informal organization, and the social environment. The culture determines the type of leadership, communication, and group dynamics within the organization. The workers perceive this as the quality of work life which directs their degree of motivation. The final outcome is performance, individual satisfaction, and personal growth and development. All these elements combine to build the model or framework that the organization operates from.

Organizational Behaviour Issues (Personal Examples)

Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is one of the most important aspect for an individual in whatever work he/she does. In my life I faced an issue related to job satisfaction. At the time I was employed with TNI Communications. I was hired on with little previous experience, which was definitely reflected by my relatively low compensation plan. After about a year of very glowing reviews and wonderful overall performance, I found myself at a point of negative inequity. As I compared my level of output with those around me, I discovered that my level of output was equal to, or exceeded that of my peers. Unfortunately, as stated earlier, my compensation was relatively very low. This state of negative inequity concerned me enough that I sought advice from my elder brother before I made the attempt for a merit increase in my level of compensation. At the time my brother was the manager of sales for another Company. He had a fairly large team and I knew he had much experience in the area of management, hiring, and pay to performance ratios (outcomes to inputs). I related to him my situation, and my arguments for why I felt I deserved an increase in compensation. He had a few very helpful ideas and suggestions, but one thing he said really stood out.

My brother told me one of the ways in which he determines the compensation of his employees. Basically, he asks himself, "If I could only have one person on my team, and I had to pick one person out of my whole team to keep... who would it be?"


I am very fond of playing cricket and use to play in the school team. We had a very good coach for our team who had played for division and was known as an excellent player because of his performance at the divisional level. But as a coach he was not very effective because he never tried to help players at the personal level. He always use to teach us in a certain style which most of us did not understand and when we try to ask him questions on how to improve on our cricketing skills, we were never comfortable with it because of his attitude, which was quiet embarrassing. He always used to tell us that you guys will never improve, you are lazy etc. This attitude was very discouraging for us and as a result we lose many matches during the inter school tournament. Then we discussed the matter with the principal of our school and he took an appropriate action by appointing a new coach for our team. The new coach was very helpful and motivating for all of us, he was always there to help us whenever anyone of us needed him. Thus the performance of our team began to improve steadily.

I have learned from this experience that the leader affects and influence the performance of his team in all aspects. It is very important that we have a suitable leader who can encourage, influence, support and help the team for the achievement of goal effectively.


Motivation is something that influences humans to do or achieve their goals. My father has his own business of agricultural farming and I wanted to join him in his business after college but my father asked to get a bachelor's degree first and then decide what to do. I was quiet reluctant to his advice because I wanted to join his business immediately after the college had finished. But my father was of the view that if I carry on my education I would be better equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience that are required to conduct any business and I might be able to start my own business of my interest. He was always had this view that education is the most important thing in life to be successful in all aspects of life. And it was he, who motivated me to go to London for higher studies.

Thus motivation is very essential ingredient to be present in a person to be effective and to achieve their goals. They can be either self motivated or motivated by some one else but the point is that, all need to be motivated in order



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