… 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. …
… into what makes individuals and groups tick through close and systematic study. This, in turn, helps a student of OB to apply the knowledge thus gained to make organizations work more effectively.
Another key aspect of our definition of OB is that it differentiates between the individual, group and structure level behavior. This acknowledges the fact that each individual (especially when he/ she enters an organization) is different because of characteristics like age, gender, marital status, values, attitudes, and basic ability. At the same time it is true that the behavior of people in groups is more than the sum …