Employees behavior at work will always differ from their behavior outside of work or in social settings. Many factors can influence organizational behavior, such as, the company’s building setting, company policies, procedures, management styles, and interactions between coworkers. All of these variables can inspire employees to either work harder or can contribute to an employees disengagement. In order to get the best work accomplishments out of employees, a company should aim to increase productivity and strive to become more competitive.
The culture of a business can play a huge role in forming organizational behaviors. When a new employee joins a company, the way they behave is influenced by the businesses culture and the surrounding settings of the business itself. People naturally being social beings strive to fit in to their environments. For example, if a company culture encourages employees to speak their minds without having to worry about repercussions, employees will gain confidence in expressing their ideas, whereas if the opposite were to occur and anytime an employee spoke their opinion they were sat down and given a slap on the wrist so to speak, then new employees would soon learn their company does not care to hear their opinion and they would not share or speak of their ideas readily. In order to influence a company culture, a business leader must be clear about a companys vision and values and then continue to put them into practice on a regular basis.
A second motivator behind forming organizational behaviors is a companys ability to see each employees worth and match it with a suitable salary. While it is obvious that for each employee there is a need to work in order for them to provide a living for themselves and their families. This need does not mean that the work they will produce will be of quality. Organizational behavior suggests that employees must be motivated in order to perform to the best of their ability. Employees are most likely to be motivated when they there is a clear link between the effort they put in and the reward that they receive. If, for example, a man works long hours from 8am to 8pm everyday and promotion and raise time of the year roll around and he only recieves a 2% increase in pay he is 1.) not going to be happy with his employer, and 2.) he’s not going to continue to bust his butt working all day long putting in so much of his effort. Rewarding employees for their quality work efforts is very important when forming organizational behavior because if appropriate and fair rewards are not met when quality work is being delivered, that quality work will soon diminish as there is no motivation to keep up the employees hard efforts. Business can motivate their employees by setting achievable goals and measuring their employees attainment. An employees achievement of set goals should then be rewarded fairly, either through recognition or financially. If I were to speak my opinion here, the financial reward would be a comanys best bet in retaining and expanding their employees efforts because money is always the strongest and most effective motivator.
A companys decision making also may have impacts on employees organizational behavior. Whether it be on the organizational or individual level, decisions are made by human beings in businesses everyday. A businesses ability to effectively make decisions forms a behavior in each of its employees to also effectively make decisions. A CEO of a company who has strong decision making skills enables their managers, and employees below them to also form habits of skilled decision making. In order to form informed decisions on behalf of a company a businesses approach to risk determines to what extent managers and employees feel comfortable with taking risks in their decision making. In the end innovation and creativity are more likely to be produced and stimulated in such environments where risk taking is not only a norm but also highly encouraged.
Organizational behavior, is the behavior of employees in their organizational setting, it focuses on the interface between employee behavior and the organization, and lastly on just the organization itself. Although the focus of organizational behavior can be on any three of these subtopics, it is ultimately necessary that one focuses on all three aspects of organizational behavior at the same time in order to gain a full comprehensive understanding of what organization behavior really is and how it ultimately effects not only their workers but the business overall.
Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations; Ricky W. Griffin and Gregory Moorhead
Nelson, A. (2018). Lesson 7 : Organizational Life and Teams. Retrieved February 25, 2018, from https://psu.instructure.com/courses/1924488/modules/items/23682604