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Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour

ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
CHAPTER-1 A PRELUDE TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
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Organisational Behaviour K. Aswathappa

its importance. contingency approach. 3. The nature of organisations. and interactionalism approach to the study of organisational behaviour Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K. Aswathappa . productivity approach. reasons why they exist. its foundations. systems approach. 2.Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. and organisational effectiveness The nature of organisational behaviour. and limitations Human resource approach.

Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Five Reasons Why Organisations Exist Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K. Aswathappa .

In a study during 2006-07. Aswathappa .Birla Group Satyam Computer Services J. 4. 11.500 5.250 (India) 4. the best employers were: Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Name of the Company/Group A.064 2. 657 crores $ 4.W.Best Employers Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Ranking is done every year. 937 crores No.97 billion $ 135 million Rs.V. 850 crores $ 30 billion Rs. of Employees 88.Marriott Eureka Forbes Cisco India Godrej Products Agilent Tech Scope International TCS Kotak Mahindra Bank Year of Global Incorporation Revenue 1949 1987 1999 1982 1995 2001 1999 2000 1968 2003 $ 12 billion Rs.793 crores $ 100 million (India) Rs.293 Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K.190 1.600 (India) 83.200 (India) 1.000 2.000 40.214 crores Rs.100 (India) 8.

Aswathappa .Foundations of OB Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K.

Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Functions of Management Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K. Aswathappa .

Aswathappa .Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Importance of OB          Road map to our lives in organisations Helps us understand and predict organisational life Influences events in organisations Helps understand self and others better Helps a manager get things done better Helps maintain cordial relations Highly useful in the field of marketing Helps in career planning and development Helps sustain the temp of economic growth Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K.

Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Limitations of OB        Knowledge about OB does not help an individual manage personal life better Dualities of OB are baffling Has become a fad with managers Is selfish and exploitative Managers expect quick-fix solutions-not possible Principles and practices may not work in the events of declining fortunes Cannot eliminate totally conflict and frustration Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K. Aswathappa .

Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Major disciplines and their contributions to ob Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K. Aswathappa .

Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Approaches to the Study of ob Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K. Aswathappa .

Aswathappa .Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour Systems Appraoch to Organizations Himalaya Publishing House Organisational Behaviour K.

Organisational Behaviour K. manage the external environment. minimize transaction costs. organisations facilitate division of labour. and exert power and control. the topics covered are many and varied. manage large-scale technology. it builds cordial industrial relations. All these approaches together. sociology. human dignity. mutuality of interests. the contingency approach. help us understand OB better. political science. Under the umbrella of OB. OB covers intra-individual behaviour. They are-the human resource approach. and behaviour of the organizations.Summary  Chapter 1 A Prelude to Organisational Behaviour        Organisations have no parallels in so far as affecting daily life is concerned. OB is built on strong fundamentals which are: interpersonal differences. Simply told. OB is an interdisciplinary subject. and it is highly useful in the field of marketing. engineering. They are created by individuals alone or in groups. whole person concept. and the interactionalism approach. Among the strengths are: OB helps in shaping our organisational lives. anthropology. social systems. and holistic concept. caused behaviour. OB is the study of human behaviour in organisational settings. the productivity approach. Several contextual perspectives have increasingly influenced OB. Critics point out that OB is selfish and exploitative. inter-personal behaviour. and that it does not remove conflict and friction between individuals-it only minimizes them. it helps an individual understand his/her self and others better. Organisational behaviour is highly useful in ensuring organisational effectiveness. Broadly. Aswathappa Himalaya Publishing House . and even medicine. social psychology. On being formed. It has enriched itself by drawing principles and concepts from psychology. the systems approach. OB has its strengths and weaknesses.