Organizational behavior refers to a systematic analysis of both individual and group behavior in an organizational setting. Behavior assessments are an integral part of organizational behavior.
Organizational Behavior as an Interdisciplinary Field
On a broader note, organizational behavior can be categorized as an interdisciplinary field that is based on a three level behavioral analysis as given below:
· Individual level: It deals with individual level analysis of characteristics like creativity, motivation, performance, ethics, deviant and cooperative behavior and productivity.
· Group level: Analysis at a group level comprises detailed appraisal of inter group disagreements, interpersonal communication, composition of hierarchy and other group centric parameters.
· Organizational level: This level comprises a detailed analysis of an organization’s culture, values, inter-organizational conflicts and environmental variables. Basically, all factors that impact an organization’s growth are covered.
At different levels, organizational behavior can be analyzed as it will toss up significant cues about areas that require further improvement. Consequently, it drives better focus in shaping an organization’s strategy, particularly relating to hiring, training and retaining employees. In fact, a study published in the Academy of Management Journal in 1995 stated that companies which implement components of organizational behavior like “valuing the employees, engaging in selective hiring and removing status quo” tend to be highly successful.
Your Ultimate Success (YUS) analyzes organizational behavior at individual, group and organization levels to formulate tailor-made solutions and thereby boost the organization’s growth momentum.