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Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior (OB) or organisational behaviour is the human behavior study within an organisation, the interaction between this behavior and the organization, and the organization or company itself.

Organizational Behavior (OB) or organisational behaviour is the human behavior study within an organisation, the interaction between this behavior and the organization, and the organization or company itself.

Earlier study of individual Organizational Behavior was mainly focused on people’s organizational roles. Main goals of these studies were what are the conditions within the organisations for employess and how can these be optimised, in relation to the development of organizational behavior theories.

The base of Organizational Behavior (OB) was developed by practical scientific management studies like the Hawthorne Studies. These studies showed interesting results and theories on job performance, team management and job satisfaction. Famous researchers of the last century were i.e. Henri Fayol, Frederick Herzberg, Abraham Maslow, David McClelland, Victor Vroom and Douglas McGregor.

These researchers generated ground breaking theories like Functions of Management, Hierarchy of Needs of people, Five Bases of Power, Group Dynamics and Management principles, which are still used today.

What are the most known and used scientific management and methods? What are their success stories and practical tips when you apply these? These posts are all about great Organizational Behavior (OB) theories that can help you to achieve your goal or understand certain aspects that come with organizational configurations.

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SCARF model by David Rock: the Basics

July 4th, 2024

SCARF model: this article explains the SCARF model, developed by David Rock in a practical way. The article contains the definition and meaning of the acronym SCARF, followed by information on the origin of this model and an in-depth…

Fred Fiedler biography and leadership theory

May 28th, 2024

Fred Fiedler (July 13, 1922 – June 8, 2017) was of Austrian descent, Emeritus Professor and one of the leading researchers in the field of leadership and organizational performance. Biography Fred Fiedler In 1938, at the age of 16,…

Scientific Management Theory and Taylorism

May 22nd, 2024

Scientific Management Theory: this article explains practically Scientific Management theory, also called Taylorism by Frederick Taylor. The principles of scientific management are the underlying factors for successful production and quality management. This article covers the history, definition…

Five Forms of Power (French & Raven)

May 15th, 2024

Five Forms of Power: this article explains the Five Forms of Power, developed by John French and Bertram Raven in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership theory. Enjoy reading! Background…

Amy Edmondson biography and books

April 22nd, 2024

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. She is an American researcher and author, known worldwide for her renowned work in the field of psychological safety. Amy C. Edmondson has been a…

Daniel Ofman biography and books

April 9th, 2024

Daniel Ofman is a management coach, consultant and the founder of Core Quality consultancy. Daniel Ofman is also the founder of the famous behavior model: the Ofman Core Quality Quadrant. Daniel Ofman biography Daniel Ofman graduated as a business…
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