I want to define “what is Organizational Behavior? ” and after that we can understand why it’s importance. Organizational behavior studies the influence that individuals, groups and organizational structure have on behavior within organizations. (Robins & Judge, 10th,p. 2). From this definition, we can say if we learn Organizational behavior, it will help us understand and predict human behavior in an organization. There are many reasons make Organizational Behavior become important in an organization.
First of all, we have to know most people are born and educated in organizations, acquire most of the material possessions from organizations, and die as members of organizations. And in our life, we can be consumers, member or employee in an organization. We can not say “I don’t belong to any organization so I don’t care about that”. Second, the value of organizational behavior is that it isolates important aspects of the manager’s job and offers specific perspectives on the human side of management. Finally, if we study about organizational behavior, we can clarify the factors that affect how managers manage.
Why We Study Organizational Behavior
I also want to share my experience about work in the group. I studied about IT so in my major I don’t have chance to practice how to work in a group. But we always have a final project when we finish undergraduate program. And in that time, school just gave us the members of group, we don’t know each other before. Before we thought it’s fine because we are young so easy to contact each other. But after that we understood a group is so complicate. Because we have different life style, different schedule and also we come from different area so it make we have culture and thinking different.
Especially, we have not had any experience about working in a group before. We are young so ourselves is really strong, everybody want to protect for their idea. Everything became stuff and very tired. Hopefully, our teacher is good, she made some appointments for us and solve the problems between us. We started to learn how to understand each other and accept other idea. I think if we studied about organizational behavior, we can easy to solve these problems for ourselves. We can understand why our member act like that…
Learning about organizational behavior in today’s business environment will help managers develop a better work related understanding of themselves and their subordinates. Today’s postindustrial hi-tech organization or other organization also requires knowledge intensive work environment and demands creativity form its workers. Most organizations are now encouraging team approach to solve problems. Workers are not only need to learn new technical skills but also how to communicate, delegate, negotiate, and motivate with each other.