Fundamental Concepts of Organizational Behavior

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Fundamental Concepts of Organizational Behavior:

The basic fundamental concepts of organizational behavior revolve around the nature of people and the organization.

The Fundamental Concepts:

Individual differences:

All people are different from each other and behave different under similar conditions. Thus, people have to be treated differently and managers should realize this and eliminate any stereotypes they hold for workers.

Whole Person:

Companies should consider its employees as the whole person, not just a pair of hands. Employees should be treated as people with wants and needs, which should be addressed accordingly. It should be noted that employees interact with each other, and the behavior of one employee may influence the behavior of others, and the entire community.


If managers respect their employees, they'll get respect in return.

Human Dignity:

This concept is very philosophical. Every human being needs to be treated with dignity and respect, whether it's the CEO of the company or a labourer.

Models of Organizational Behavior:

Autocratic Custodial Supportive Collegial
Model Depends on: Power. Economic resources. Leadership. Partnership.
Managerial orientation: Authority. Money. Support. Teamwork.
Employee orientation: Obedience. Security. Job performance. Responsibility.
Employee psychological result: Dependence on boss. Dependence on organization. Participation. Self-discipline.
Employee needs met: Subsistence. Maintenance. Higher-order. Self-actualization.
Performance result: Minimum. Passive cooperation. Awakened drives. Moderate enthusiasm.

Additional Readings:

1. Human Relations Movement according to Fred Luthans
2. Definition of Organization Behavior
3. Fundamental Concepts of Organizational Behavior
4. Unconscious Behavior and Sigmund Freud
5. Mechanics of Defense Mechanisms
6. Content and Process, and Abraham Maslow's Need-Hierarchy Theory
7. Theory of motivation by Herzberg
8. Definition of Morale
9. Ego States
10. Determinants of Personality
11. Definition of Perception
12. Attitude, Belief, and Ideology
13. Stress and State of Exhaustion
14. Leadership and Leadership Styles
15. Path-Goal Leadership

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