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Organisational behaviour is an interdisciplinary approach to human behaviour at work. It integrates relevant knowledge drawn from the related disciplines of psychology, sociology and anthropology to make them applicable for studying and analysing organisational behaviour. It studies the impact of individuals, groups, and structures have on human behaviour psychology within organisations, the interface between human behaviour and the organisation and the organisation itself. It looks at the impact of these within an organisation through the lens of the disciplines of strategy, culture, leadership and change, talent management, work and organisational psychology and coaching and mentoring.
Aswathappa & Reddy, (2009) maintain that organisational behaviour has three main features:
- Organisational behaviour is the study of human behaviour;
- The study is about behaviour in organisations
- Knowledge about human behaviour would be useful in improving an organisation’s effectiveness.
Combining the above three features, organisation behaviour can be understood to be the study of human behaviour in organisational settings, of the interface between human behaviour and the organisation and of the organisation itself.
Aswathappa, K. and Reddy, G.S., 2009. Organisational behaviour (Vol. 20). Himalaya Publishing House.
The scope of organisational behaviour is threefold
Individual behaviour includes motivation, personality, values, attitude & perception and learning
Group behaviour include leadership, communication, work dynamics and individual morale
Organisational behaviour include climate, culture, change, organisational development and effectiveness portrayed through organisational processes and procedures
Total Focus offers a suite of strategy, leadership and change, talent management, work and organisational psychology and coaching and mentoring solutions through training, coaching, workshops and facilitation.