Organizational Behavior: Terminology And Concept Essay

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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Paper Every organization, regardless of its purpose, business or social, profit or non-profit must have the following: Organizational culture; Organizational behavior; Diversity, and Communication in order for that establishment or organization to be able to achieve success. The purpose of this paper is to explain the above key concepts and terminology. I will also provide a brief analysis of the culture and behavior of the organization I currently work at and describe and each concepts observable aspects. Organizational Culture – Though this topic has been studied from a variety of perspectives ranging from disciplines such as anthropology and sociology, to the applied disciplines of organizational behavior, there is no single definition. However, below are some definitions: ““A set of common understandings around which action is organized, . . . finding expression in language whose nuances are peculiar to the group (Becker and Geer 1960).” “A set of understandings or meanings shared by a group of people that are largely tacit among members and are clearly relevant and distinctive to the particular group which are also passed on to new members (Louis 1980).” “A system of knowledge, of standards for perceiving, believing, evaluating and acting . . . that serve to relate human communities to their environmental settings (Allaire and Firsirotu 1984) ””(“Strategic Leadership & Decision Making”). In a nutshell, organizational culture can be defined as “the shared, rituals, norms, values, and assumptions of a group.” To be able to understand an organization’s culture, it is important to understand the history of that particular organization as most founders tend to play a large role in the culture of an organization they founded. For instance, AES Corporation (“AES”) the organization that I currently
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