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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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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…

Chris Argyris biography and books

September 8th, 2023

Chris Argyris (1923-2013) was a Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School. The work of Chris Argyris with respect to thinking about relationships of people and organizations, learning organizations and action research is known and recognized throughout the world. Biography Chris…

Appreciative Inquiry model explained

August 22nd, 2023

Appreciative Inquiry: this article explains Appreciative Inquiry (AI), developed by David Cooperrider in a practical way. Next to what it (definition) is, this article also highlights how is it used in practice, the importance of positive core and human…

Five Functions of Management by Henri Fayol

August 2nd, 2023

Five Functions of Management: this article explains the administrative theory of the Five Functions of Management by Henri Fayol in a practical way. Next to what they are, this article also Fayol’s Sixth Function, and a practical video wheer this…
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