Organization Behavior

Manish Awasthi

 Managers:

Individuals who achieve goals through other people.  Organization: A consciously coordinated social unit, composed of two or more people, that functions on a relatively continuous basis to achieve a common goal or set of goals.

Management Functions
 Planning:

Includes defining goals, establishing strategies and developing plans to coordinate activities.  Organizing: Determining what tasks are to be done, who will do them, how the tasks are to be grouped, who reports whom and where decisions are to be made.  Leading: Includes motivating subordinates, selecting the most effective communication channel and resolving conflicts.

Management Roles(Mintzberg)
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Interpersonal Roles- Figurehead Role, Leadership Role and Liaison Role. Informational RolesMonitor Role- Receive & Collect information Disseminator Role- Conduit to transmit information. Spokesperson Role. Decisional Roles: A) Entrepreneur Roles B) Disturbance Handlers C) Resource Allocators D) Negotiator Role

Management Skills
 Technical

Skills- Ability to apply specialized knowledge or expertise.  Human Skills- Ability to work, understand and motivate other people.  Conceptual Skills- Mental ability to analyze and diagnose complex situations.

Defining O B

field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behavior within the organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organizations effectiveness.  O B is concerned with the study of what people do in an organization and how that behavior affects the performance of the organization.

 Definition:

Basic convictions that a specific mode of conduct or end state of existence is personally or socially preferable to an opposite or converse mode of conduct or end state of existence.

Importance of Values in O B:
 It

lays the foundation for the foundation for the understanding of attitudes and motivation and because they influence our perception.  Values are generally influenced by Parents, teachers, friends and others.

Types of Values:
 Theoretical

Values: high importance on discovery of truths through a critical and rationale approach.  Economic: Emphasizes the useful & practical.  Aesthetic: Places the highest value on form and harmony.  Social- assigns the highest values to the love of people.

 Political:

Places emphasizes on acquisition of power and influence.  Religious: is concerned with the unity of experience and understanding of the cosmos as a whole.