Organizational behavior is a field of study that looks at the behavior of individuals, groups and the overarching structure within an organization in an effort to improve organizational effectiveness.
Organizational behavior is an applied science drawing on numerous disciplines in the behavioral sciences mainly: -Psychology -Social psychology -Sociology -Anthropology
Organizational behavior is often divided into several levels: -Individuals -Groups -Structure (organization systems)
Major Topics in Organizational Behavior
Individuals: - Attitudes and Job Satisfaction - Emotions and Moods - Personalities - Perception and Decision Making - Motivational Concepts
Groups: - Group Behavior - Work Teams - Communication - Leadership - Politics - Conflict and Negotiation
Organization Structure: - Organizational Culture - Human Resource Policies and Practices - Organizational Change
Submitted by Will Loker