Organisational Behaviour Introduction: Lecture Notes

The following covers the objectives which we need to learn for the topic of ‘OB’. The notes below are guidelines to what we should know; they do not go into detail, to find more detail please use the search at the top and find the corresponding theory on the website.

Objective: To define the terms: Organisation and Organisational Behaviour.

  • An organisation is a collection of like minded people who control performance to reach the same goals. (Bratton)
  • Organisational Behaviour is the systematic study of formal organisations and of what people think, feel and do in organisations. (Bratton)

Objective: To identify

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What is Organisational Behaviour?

Organisational Behaviour has a few different definitions, depending on where you look. For this reason I have decided to add a couple of these definitions to the page, as this will give us all a better look at what Organisational Behaviour actually is.

The systematic study of formal organizations and of what people think, feel and do in and around organizations.

Bratton et al (2010)

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Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour is a multi-disciplined approach to how an organisation works. It takes into account the personality system of a organisation, the cultural system and also the social system.

A lot has been written up about Organisational Behaviour, and many theories have been made to try and show us what the whole concept is. On this website you should hopefully get an idea of what it is, and how we use it within management to get the most of of employees and ourselves.

Take a look at the following pages to learn a bit more;

What is Organisational Behaviour?

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