3. An organization is a collection of people who
work together to achieve individual and
4. Organization is the integration of people to achieve
the specific objective and meet at regular time.
Organisation may be studied from 2
Focuses on Human being as
makeup, his interaction with
other individuals & groups,
variables determining his
behaviour in org. & the
strategy that may be adopted
to govern this behaviour
Focuses on Organization as a
Study of human behaviour as
a collectively of people &
deals with how org. is
structured, how technology
affects people in the org., &
how org. interacts with its
5. According to Mooney and Reiley
“Organization is the form of every human
association for the attainment of a common
In other words, Organization is simply people
working together for a common goal.
6. What can be included
in the Organisation ?
What can be excluded
in the Organisation ?
• Companies • Tribes
• Armies • Families
• Hospitals • Friendship Groups
8. • The way in which one acts or conducts
oneself, especially towards others.
• What they do ?
• How they do ?
12. What people do in the organization ?
How their behavior affect the organizational
13. It studies human behavior at –
14. Definition: According to Aldag & Brief “ OB is a
Branch of social sciences that seeks to build
theories that can be applied to predicting,
understanding and controlling behavior in work
O + B = OB
Organization + Behavior = Organizational Behavior
Integration of What they do? Study of human
Various individuals, How they do? Behavior in the
groups & structure organization
15. 1. “the study of human behavior, attitudes and performance within an
2. drawing on theory, methods and principles from such disciplines--
3. as psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology to learn about
individual perception, values, learning capabilities, and actions
4. while working with groups and within the total organization;
5. analyzing the external environment’s effect on the organization
6. and its human resources, missions, objectives and strategies.”
Organizational behavior is defines as “The understanding,
prediction and management of human behavior in organizations.”
16. A Field of Study, not a Discipline
An applied Science
Normative & Value centered
Humanistic & Optimistic
Oriented towards Organizational Objectives
A total systems approach
17. A discipline is an accepted science with a
theoretical foundation that serves as the
basis for research & analysis.
It is a eclectic field of study that integrates
behavioral sciences like psychology,
sociology, anthropology etc.
18. An interdisciplinary approach integrates the
relevant knowledge drawn from different
disciplines for some specific purpose.
It draws from psychology, sociology,
anthropology, economics, law and etc.
19. Organizational behavior is both science as
well as arts.
It focused on solve various organizational
problems related to human behavior.
20. A normative science unlike the positive
science which only suggests cause–effect
relationship, prescribes how the various
findings of the researches can be applied to
get organizational results which are
acceptable to the society.
21. Focus the attention on people from
humanistic point of view.
Based on the belief that needs and motivation
of people are of high concern.
There is optimism about the innate potential
of man to be independent, creative,
productive & capable of contributing
positively to the objectives of the
22. OB emphasis on achievement of Individual
objectives and organizational objectives both.
It tries to integrate both types of objectives
so that these are achieved simultaneously.
23. It is a total system approach wherein the
living system of an organization is viewed as
an enlargement of man.
It is an integrative approach which takes into
account all the variables affecting
Man’s nature is quite complex, and OB by
applying systems approach tries to find
solution of the complexity.
24. OB is not a discipline in itself but it uses
knowledge developed in the relevant
It is basically a concepts and principles from
behavioral sciences like: psychology,
sociology, social psychology, anthropology,
political science, management, economics
26. Psychology comes from the Greek word
‘psyche’ meaning soul or spirit which
defined as the science of behavior.
The science that seeks to measure,
explain, and sometimes change the
behavior of humans and other animals.
It is concern with studying & attempting
to understand individual behavior.
Unit of Analysis: Individual
27. The psychological concepts relevant to organizational behavior
Psychology studies behavior in various conditions- normal,
abnormal, social, industrial, legal; childhood, adolescence,
old age etc.
It also studies processes of human behavior, such as learning,
thinking, memory, sensation, perception, emotion, feeling
28. Knowledge about man’s social behavior.
It study the way in which people act towards one
It studies social groups, social behavior, social class,
status, social mobility and prestige.
While psychologists focus their attention on the
individual, sociologist study the social system in
which individuals fill their roles.
Unit of Analysis: Group, Organization
29. o Group dynamics
◦ Team Work
◦ Power & Policies
◦ Intergroup behavior
◦ Organization theory
◦ Organization change
Sociologist made their great contribution to
Organization Behavior through the study of
group behavior in organization.
30. An area within psychology that blends
concepts from psychology and sociology
and that focuses on the influence of
people on one another.
◦ Unit of Analysis:
◦ Contributions to OB:
Group decision making
31. It combines the Greek words ‘Anthropo’ meaning man and
the noun ending ‘logy’ meaning science. So it is defined as
the science of man.
The study of societies to learn about human beings and their
It studies civilization, forms of cultures and their impact on
individuals and groups, biological features of man and
evolutionary pattern, speech and relationship among
It works on cultures & environment has helped to
understand differences in fundamental values, attitudes,
and behavior between people in different countries and
within different organizations.
Unit of Analysis:
◦ Organizational System
32. ◦ Organizational culture
◦ Organizational environment
• Comparative values
• Comparative attitudes
• Cross-cultural analysis
• Comparative values
Anthropologist work on cultures and environment has
helped us understand differences in fundamental
values, attitudes, behavior between people in different
countries and within different organisations.
33. Political Science studies the behavior of
individuals & groups within a political
Some topics are- Structuring of conflict,
allocation of power etc.
34. It is application of knowledge.
Technology influences the human behavior
directly and significantly by influencing job
designs, relationship between employees,
machinery, organizational, structure, working
styles of employees etc.
36. Management is getting things done by the
In other words, people are directed and
motivated to get the things done.
Thus management contributes to OB in
building decision- making models,
communication patterns, leadership styles
38. Economics is the science which studies human
behavior as a relationship between ends and
scarce means which have alternatives uses.
The contribution of Economics to OB include:-
In this way OB is multi-disciplinary in nature and
being studied by managers, engineers,
sociologists, politicians and psychologist for
research in various fields.
39. OB offers several ideas to management as to how
human factor should be properly emphasized to
achieve organizational objectives.
OB helps to human being in changing money
motivated behavior to multimotivated behavior.
It helps the manager to understand the behavioral
pattern of the people and shape this pattern to
achieve organizational objectives.
40. Understanding human behaviour
Controlling and Directing human Behaviour
Use of Power and Sanction