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Organisational Behaviour:

Relevance and Challenges

WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR


Organizational behavior is the study of both group and individual performance and
activity within an organization.
According to Fred Luthans Organizational Behaviour is directly concerned with the
understanding, prediction and control of human behaviour in an organization.

WHATS THE RELEVANCE


o Humans run an organization so for an organization to work smoothly its important
that they are physically and mentally fit and are satisfied with the work.
o People interact with each other in an organizational structure so its important that
exchange is healthy and beneficial for both the individual and the organization.
o How organization as an entity behaves.

THE CHALLENGES
o Integrating diversity based on religion, race, gender, nationality.
o Further every individual is unique, so the problems posed by them and deriving
solutions becomes a challenging task.
o Integrating people in the work culture of the organization.
o Improving productivity and efficiency of the employees.
o See to the physical and mental health of the employees.

CASE OF SAS INSTITUTE


o SAS has been identified as a "Best Company to Work For" in Fortune's annual
rankings each year since the list's inception in 1997.
o The company was used as a model for workplace perks at Google.
o SAS has an annual employee turnover of 3 to 5 percent, while the software industry's
average is 20 to 25 percent.
o Stanford Graduate School of Business estimated that the company saves $60 to $80
million annually in expenses related to employee turnover.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF SAS


o Limited corporate hierarchy and an egalitarian culture.
o There are only three levels in the organization and CEO James Goodnight has 27
people who directly report to him.
o There are no special offices, reserved parking or special eating areas for executives.
o As the company grew it created new divisions, instead of layers of management,
creating a flat, simple organizational structure.

EMPLOYEE REVIEWS
Great Place to Work
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Pune
I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 10 years)
Pros
1. Open environment 2. Great place for a person who is creative and wants to explore new work areas 3. Very supportive management 4.
Very good mix of research and consulting work 5. Great work life balance...specially love the annual party and the company offsites
Cons
None that I can think of.
Advice to Management
Management is supportive for its employees, keep doing so.

Amazing workplace
Current Employee - Software Specialist - Development in Pune
Pros
Excellent management. Great place to work. Good work life balance
Cons
Nothing as such. Keep up the good work
Advice to Management
Keep doing the good work
Great place to work
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
Pros
Flexible, friendly, cutting edge and growth opportunities. SAS supports its employees and treats them well.
Cons
As a privately held company there is no opportunity to invest in the stock.
Advice to Management
You are doing a great job keep it up.

CASE OF ORANGE S.A. (FORMERLY FRANCE TLCOM


S.A)

Between the beginning of January 2008 and April 2011, more than 60 France Tlcom
employees committed suicide, some leaving notes blaming stress and misery at work.
The suicide rate among France Tlcom's 102,000 domestic employees is 15.3 per year,
compared with an average of 14.7 suicides per 100,000 in the French population as a
whole.

CAUSE OF SUICIDES
Following an investigation, the Inspection du travail (Labour Inspection) told the
labour union Sud-PTT that the work organisation at France Tlcom "was conducive to
generating suffering at work" and "health risks" for employees.
Technologia conducted an audit at the request of France Tlcom's management the
findings were A very poor general feeling among the employees.
Strained physical and mental health of the employees.
Tense and even violent working environment.

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