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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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Scientific Management Theory and Taylorism

April 12th, 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…

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…

14 Principles of Management by Henri Fayol

April 8th, 2024

14 Principles of Management: this article explains the administrative theory and management theory of 14 Principles of Management, developed by Henri Fayol in a practical way. Every principle is being explained with practical examples, next to the history. After…

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory explained

February 28th, 2024

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: this article explains the theory of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in a practical way. After reading about the theory and the levels of Maslow’s pyramid, you will understand the basics of this human motivation theory. Enjoy…

SCARF model by David Rock

November 16th, 2023

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…

Hans Vermaak biography and books

November 1st, 2023

Hans Vermaak is an adviser, lecturer and researcher. Hans Vermaak is associate partner at Twynstra Gudde consultancy, a colleague of Léon de Caluwé and is known for his contribution on the approach of Thinking in Colors. Biography Hans Vermaak…
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