… This is a two page paper in which the author discusses the operational definition of Operational Behavior
Stephen P. Robbins gives a precise and comprehensive operating definition of Organizational Behavior (OB) in his book Organizational Behavior (1996):
Organizational Behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact of individuals, groups, and structure on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organizations effectiveness.
Analysis of Definition
If we examine the definition of Organizational Behavior closely and break it down into its components we would be able to understand it more clearly. …
… on a systematic study of a wide range of topics such as motivation, interpersonal communication, leadership traits and behavior, group structures and processes, attitude development and perception, change process, job design, and work stress. (Robbins, 1996, p. 10)
b) The definition goes on to explain that OB investigates the impact of individuals, groups, and structure.. This means that three distinct factorsthe individuals, the groups, and the structureimpact behavior within organizations.
c) Finally, as stated in our definition of OB, we apply the knowledge gained about the individuals, groups, and structure to study its effect on the organizationalbehavior …