Perceptions in Organisations

Perception Definition: A perception is a belief held by a person, or many people, based upon how they see the world around them.

What is Perception?

the process of selecting, organising and interpreting information in order to make sense of the world around us

(Bratton: 2010, 500)

the dynamic and complex way in which individuals select information (stimuli) from the environment, interpret and translate it so that a  meaning is assigned which will result in a pattern of behaviour or thought

(Mullins: 2010, 829)

Perception in Organisations

Often the main aspects of perception in an organisation is how an individual … Read more...

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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Personality in Organisations

Personality Definition: A personality is a mixture of a person’s characteristics, beliefs and qualities which make them who they are.

What is the Definition of Personality?

“A relatively enduring pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that characterizes a person’s response to her or his environment”

Bratton (2010)

Importance of Personality in an Organisation?

Personality is a key element in an organisation as it defines what the culture will be like, what the attitudes and behaviours are and in turn the success of the company.

When hiring a person their personality needs to fit in with the rest of … Read more...

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)

An interdisciplinary body of knowledge and field of research, concerned with how formal organizations, behaviour of people within organizations, and salient features of their context and environment, evolve and take shape, why all these things Read more...