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The study of organisational behaviour covers behaviour across several levels including; while in a group, and also alone as an individual in the workplace.
Organisational Behaviour At The Individual Level
At the individual level, areas of concern are learning, perception, deviance and cooperation and task performance
Organisational Behaviour At The Group Level
When studying organisational behaviour at the group level, researchers focus on group dynamics, conflict, leadership, communication and roles.
Organisational Behaviour at The Organisational Level of Analysis
When analysing the organisation as a whole, key areas of interest include organisational structure and culture, conflict and change, technology and environmental factors.
Organisational Behaviour FAQs
What are the 4 types of organisational behaviour models?
Autocratic Model: In this model, employees are oriented towards discipline and obedience through formal authority. The primary motivation for workers is subsistence. It’s said that this model of behaviour likely results in minimum performance standards and dependency on superiors which can lead to micromanagement.
Custodial Model: In this model, the employees are dependent on the organisation for long term security, they are said to “passively cooperate” but are not strongly encouraged – they are less dependent on superiors but not hugely active in bringing forth innovations. Workers are incentivised by corporate packages such as health benefits and company cars.
Collegial Model: The base of this model is responsible behaviour and self-discipline. The managerial approach is one of partnership and employees feel a duty to protect the image of the organisation, holding themselves accountable for maintaining high standards. Teamwork and active participation are encouraged to create a positive workplace.
Supportive Model: in this model, the employees are turned towards performance and participation they seek to fulfil their need for recognition and status. The management takes the approach of supporting the employee to achieve growth and accomplishments to serve the organisation. Ideas are encouraged, and insight and value creation is the responsibility of all employees.
What are the 3 different theories of organisational behaviour?
Bureaucracy Theory - Characterised by fixed rules and highly specialised division of labour this theory focuses on hierarchy and rule, responsibilities are clearly stated, and ultimate control is reserved for only a small number of high ranking managers
Scientific Management Theory - This theory is made of 4 principles; a scientific approach for one’s work, a scientific approach to selection, training and development, an alignment between organisational principles matched with jobs, a foundation of task performance, supervision and motivation.
Process Management Theory - Process management theory focuses on the structure of the entire organisation with alignment between the organisational goals and the individuals within it being key. Productivity is paramount, with advocating a strong division of labour and a direct relationship between manager and employee with processes for reporting.
Where can Organisational Behaviour be applied to business?
Organisational behaviour theory is applied to individual and group behaviour to help management understand why people behave the way they do for example if an organisation experiences high turnover it can take steps to change the situation.
The study is applied to predicting responses to change; it is beneficial to management to be able to predict possible behavioural outcomes resulting from changes.
Finally, the study of organisational behaviour is used to control the behaviour of employees, minimise delinquent behaviour and encourage productivity and teamwork.
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