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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.

Bureaucratic Theory by Max Weber

January 5th, 2022

Bureaucratic Theory: this article explains the bureaucratic theory of the management principles by Max Weber in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of bureaucratic management and you can use this as a powerful scientific management theory.…

Appreciative Inquiry (AI)

December 8th, 2021

Appreciative Inquiry: this article explains Appreciative Inquiry (AI), developed by David Cooperrider in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. What is Appreciative Inquiry? When problems present themselves within an…

14 Principles of Management (Fayol)

October 17th, 2021

14 Principles of Management: this article explains the administrative theory and management theory of the 14 Principles of Management by Henri Fayol in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful management tool. The…

Interaction Pressure Gauge

July 27th, 2021

How much pressure should I exert when talking to people? Key Definitions Interaction is the process of two or more people communicating with each other, most often by means of talking. For the majority of managers, interacting by means of…

Theory X and Theory Y (McGregor)

July 4th, 2021

Theory X and Theory Y: This article describes the Theory X and Theory Y of Douglas McGregor. After reading it you will understand the background and the practical basics of these leadership styles and styles of management. What is…

Group Dynamics

June 24th, 2018

In this article Group Dynamics is explained in a practical way. After reading this article you will understand the basics of team building and group dynamics. What are Group Dynamics? The social process by which people interact and behave in…

Five Functions of Management (Fayol)

June 23rd, 2014

Five Functions of Management: this article explains the administrative theory of the Five Functions of Management by Henri Fayol in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of these powerful principles of management. The Five Functions…

Five Forms of Power (French & Raven)

February 2nd, 2014

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. Background Five Forms of Power Social psychologists…

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

January 13th, 2014

This article explains the theory of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful motivation theory. What is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? What motivates people, what is their motive…
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