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Note for Organizational Behaviour - OB By Sapneswara Sahu

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Organizational Behavior by Prof. Pulin Kumar Gantyat

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Introduction ➢ The study of organizations and of the collection of people within them together comprises the field of organizational behavior. ➢ Organizational behavior (OB) is the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself. ➢ Organizational Behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organization's effectiveness.

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What is Organizational Behavior Organizations are social systems. Organization is a combination of humanity and technology. OB is the study and application of knowledge about how people act within the organization. It is a human tool for human benefit. A complex set of forces affects the nature of organizations today. It can be classified into 4 areas: 1 2 3 4 People Structure Technology Environment When people join the organization to accomplish the goals/ objectives, some kind of structure is required. They use machinery, gadgets & technology to achieve the organizational goals. At the same time they are influenced Contd……..

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Organizations are defined as social arrangements, constructed by people, who can also change them. ----Buchanan and Huczynski (1997) Organizations are a system of cooperative activities - and their coordination requires something intangible and personal that is largely a matter of personal relationships. ---- Barnard (1938) OB is concerned with “the study of the structure, functioning and performance of organizations, and the behavior of groups and individuals within them”. ---- Pugh (1971)

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