April 23, 2018

Organization Behavior Dilemma - Why There is no Expected Behavior from Organization Associates?

Organization behavior is related to leadership. If leaders in the organization do not show effective leadership, there will not be expected behavior in the organization.

What is going wrong with leadership that is giving  rise to unexpected or inappropriate organization behavior?

Communication  may be the first reason. Leaders are not communicating the required tasks. There is content of communication, context of communication, clarity of communication and style of communication.

Motivation can be the problem. Leaders are not able to assess the personal needs of the group members and make organization provide them the need satisfying environment and means.

Stress and Conflict can be more in the organization.

 Power and Politics may become dominant behavior in the organization. Politics signify personal interests and leaders and other associates dominating in the organization.

Groups  especially informal groups may be in conflict with the line being advocated by the leader.

Effective Leadership Process  that is style of leadership may be the reason. Leader may be using authoritarian style or close directing and controlling style when it is not appropriate especially when the associates are mature and have similar experience profiles. Such a leadership style develops only conflict and difference of opinion.

Leaders are expected to be masters in managing behavior based on the relations that they established with their followers. Whenever in an organization, expected behavior is missing, back to basics and application of behavioral science theories has to be attempted afresh by leaders themselves, or their superiors or external consultants and mentors.

 Attitudes can be formed against individuals also. If the current leaders have  developed negative attitudes in the organization associates, they may themselves try to change them. They may take the help of their superiors or consultants.

Important Organization Behavior Chapters

4. Organizational Context: Design and Culture

5. Organizational Context:: Reward Systems

Cognitive Processes

6. Perception and Attribution

7. Personality and Attitudes

8. Motivational Needs and Processes

9. Positive Psychology Approach to OB

Dynamics of Organizational Behavior

10. Communication

11. Decision Making

12. Stress and Conflict - Negotiation Process (in more detail)

13. Power and Politics

14. Groups and Teams

17. Effective Leadership Process

No comments:

Post a Comment