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Wollo University Assignment and Case Analysis for the Course Organization Behaviour

1. Critically examine the evolution and Development of Organization behavior in different periods and briefly discuss its current status(Group 1) 2. Critically elucidate the relation of organization Behavior with other disciplines like Political science, Engineering Mathematics, Psychology, sociology.Discuss each relation how it contributes to OB (Group 2). 3. Prepare a brief note on the Contemporary Leadership Theories of Charismatic, transactional, transformational and Servant Leaderships and clearly Elucidate the Strengths and weaknesses of each theory.(Group3) 4. Critically elaborate the current Challenges of todays Organizations and Organizational Behavior and discuss the contribution of Human Relation Movement to OB (Group 4). Case Analysis for all Groups Assume in Wollo University, Conflicts such as a conflict between Finance, Property administration, Purchasing and general service (facility Management) and the academic wing such as schools and colleges is very common. Sometimes it seems the two Wings; the academic and the Administrative are working different Goals of different organization. A. Identify the different types of conflicts likely happening in the University (Functional or Dysfunctional or both) and write a detail explanation about the type of conflicts you observe in the above offices. B. What do you think are the major triggering forces led to these conflicts list the possible conflicts and reasons and the likely happening conditions. C. Assume you are A change agent nominated by Wollo University to alleviate the above conflict what Possible solutions and recommendation you will come up with? N.B. For both assignment and the Case Each Group is expected to write at least 12 pages and at most 15 pages Date of submission through e-mail: April 11, 2014 Morning 9:30 AM only

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8. Contributing disciplines to the Organisational Behaviour field


Organizational behaviour is an applied behavioural science that is built upon contributions from a number of behavioural disciplines. The predominant areas are psychology, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and political science Psychology Psychology is the science that seeks to measure, explain, and sometimes change the behaviour of humans and other animals. To use psychological and organizational theory and research to improve organizational effectiveness and the work life of all individuals. psychologists concern themselves with studying and attempting to understand individual behaviour learning, perception, personality, emotions, training, leadership effectiveness, needs and motivational forces, job satisfaction, decision-making process, performance appraisals, attitude measurement, employee selection techniques, work design and job stress Sociology Sociologists study the social system in which individuals fill their roles Sociology studies people in relation to their fellow human beings to improve organizational performance. Study of group behaviour in organisations, group dynamics, design of work teams, organisational culture, formal organisational theory and structure, organisational technology, communications, power and conflict Social psychology An area within psychology that blends concepts from psychology and sociology and that focuses on the influence of people on one another. Major area: change how to implement it and how to reduce barriers to its acceptance Study areas: measuring, understanding and changing attitudes, communication patters, building trust, the ways in which group activities can satisfy individual needs, group decision-making processes Anthropology The study of societies to learn about human beings and their activities. Study on culture and environment has helped us understand differences in fundamental values, attitudes, and behaviour between people in different countries and within different organisations Political science The study of the behaviour of individuals and groups within a political environment Study areas: structuring of conflicts, allocations of power, how people manipulate power for individual self-interest
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Five Contributing Disciplines to the Organizational Behavior


Jawad Sarfraz November 22, 2011 Five Contributing Disciplines to the Organizational Behavior201112-18T17:03:44+00:00 Organizational Behavior 5 Comments

Organizational behavior is a behavioral science that is built upon contributions from a number of behavioral disciplines. The dominant areas are psychology, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and political science. As we shall learn, psychologys contributions have been mainly at the micro level of analysis; the other four disciplines have contributed to our understanding of macro concepts such as organization and group process. 1. Psychology

Psychology is the science that seeks to measure, explain, and sometimes change the behavior of humans and other animals. Psychologists involve themselves with studying and attempting to understand individual behavior. Those who have contributed and continue to add to the knowledge of organizational behavior are learning theorists, personality theorists, counseling psychologists, and, most important industrial and organizational psychologist. Early industrial and organizational psychologists concerned themselves with problems of fatigue, boredom, and other factors relevant to working conditions that could impede efficient work performance. More recently, their contributions have been expanded to include learning, perception, personality, training, leadership effectiveness, needs and motivational forces, job satisfaction, decision making processes, performance appraisals, attitude measurement, employee selection techniques, work design and job stress. 2. Sociology

Where psychologists focus on the individual, sociologists study the social system in which individual fills their role; that is, sociology studies people in relation to their fellow human beings. Specifically, sociologists have made their greatest contribution to organizational behavior through their study of group behavior in organizations, particularly in formal and complex organizations. Some of the areas within organizational behavior that have received valuable input from sociologist are group dynamics, design of work teams, organizational culture, formal organization theory and structure, organizational technology, communications, power conflict, and inter group behavior.

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Social Psychology

Social psychology is an area within psychology, but it blends concepts from psychology and sociology. It concentrates on the influence of people on one another. One of the major areas receiving considerable investigation from social psychologist have been change, how to implement it and how to reduce barriers to its acceptance. In addition, social psychologists are making significant contributions in the areas of measuring, understanding, and changing attitudes; communication patterns; the ways in which group activities can satisfy individual needs; and group decision making processes. 4. Anthropology

Anthropology is the study or societies to learn about human beings and their activities. Anthropologists work on cultures and environments, for instance, has helped us understand differences in fundamental values, attitudes, and behavior between people in different countries and within different organizations. Much of our current understanding of organizational culture, organizational environments, and differences between national cultures is the result of the work of anthropologist or researchers using their methodologies. 5. Political Science

Although frequently overlooked, the contributions of political scientists are significant to the understanding of behavior in organizations. Political science studies the behavior of individuals and groups within a political environment. Specific topics of concern include structuring of conflict, allocation of power and how people manipulate power for individual self-interest.

Interdisciplinary Aspect of Contemporary Organizational Behavior Presentation Transcript

CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: INTERDISCIPLINARY ASPECT KRISTEL ROSE B. MAGLUYAN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES GRADUATE SCHOOL TWO CHARACTERISTICS Interdisciplinary in focus Descriptive in nature CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Organizational behavior is interdisciplinary in focus It synthesizes relevant contents from various disciplines in order to come up with organizational analysis These disciplines are: Psychology Sociology Anthropology Political Science Economics Engineering Interdisciplinary Aspect

Psychology is the study of human mind and behavior Unit of Analysis - Individual Contributions to organizational behavior: Individual differences Motivation Personality Aptitude Learning Leadership effectiveness Psychology Sociology is the systematic study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups of human beings Unit of Analysis Group Contributions to organizational behavior: Formal Organization Theory Organizational Technology Organizational Change Group Dynamics Team Management Sociology Anthropology is the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture. Unit of analysis Organization System Contributions to organizational behavior: Comparative values Comparative attitudes Cross-cultural analysis Organizational culture Organizational environment Anthropology Political Science is a social science concerned chiefly with the description and analysis of political and especially governmental institutions and processes Unit of analysis Organization System Contributions to organizational behavior: Conflicts Intraorganizational politics Political Science Economics is a social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services Unit of analysis Organization System Contributions to organizational behavior: Cost benefit analysis Labor market dynamics Productivity Economics Engineering is the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people Industrial Engineering - engineering that deals with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems (as of people, materials, and energy) in industry Unit of analysis Organization System Contributions to industrial organization: Work measurement Work flow analysis and design Engineering THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!