… 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 organization’s 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. …
… order to make organizations work more effectively. Making the organizations more effective is, of course, the overall objective of studying Organizational Behavior (OB).
It is important to remember that Organizational Behavior is a systematic study of behavior rather than an intuitive study of behavior. While adopting this systematic approach OB assumes that human behavior is not a random phenomenon and is predictable to a certain extent. It only seems ‘irrational’ to an observer who does not have access “the same information or does not perceive the environment in the same way.” (Lawler et al quoted by Robbins, 1996, …