Organizational Behavior-Definition, Objectives and Variables

Hello Respected Researchers and HR managers, In this section we will discuss about “Organizational Behavior-Definition, Objectives and Variables“. It is very much important for a Researcher as well as HR Concern person/ manager to know the definition of Organizational Behavior and it’s Objectives and Variables. If researcher or HR Manager could follow the Points accordingly,it would easier to reach the goal. Let’s have a look…


Organizational Behavior:

Organizational behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people-as individuals and as groups- act within organizations. It strives to identify ways in which people can act more effectively.

Organizational behavior can be defined as–

“The Study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organizational context and the organization itself.” ‑‑Griffin and Moorhead

“Organizational behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact of individuals, groups and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness.” ‑‑Stephen P. Robbins

The above definitions has three parts

  1. The Individual Behavior
  2. The Organization and
  3. The interface between these two

Objectives of Organizational Behavior:

Organizational behavior provides a useful set of tools at many levels of analysis.

  1. It helps managers look at the behavior of individuals within an organization.
  2. It also aids their understanding of complexities involved in interpersonal relation.
  3. It valuable for examining the dynamics of relationships within small groups both formal teams and informal groups.
  4. It interested in intergroup relationship.
  5. Finally, organizations can also be viewed, and managed, as whole systems that have inter-organizational relationship.

Variables of Organizational Behavior:

There are four key elements of Organizational behavior:

(1). People : People of the Organization make up an internal social system in the organization. These people consist of individuals and groups. As individuals and groups, people have different values and beliefs which have impact on their action and behavior in the organization.

(2). Structure: Structure is the formal or official relationships between superiors and subordinates and between departments and sections and between the works and activities.

(3). Technology: Technology provides means and resources with which people perform their tasks effectively and efficiently.

(4). Environment: Every organization must be operated within both internal external environments. The attitude, behavioral patterns and action of the people of the organization are greatly influenced by these environments.


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