Organizational Behavior : An Organization

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Organizational Behavior Scenario Applications
It takes a team to run a successful organization. Managers all around are focusing on improving employee morale in the workplace because without dedicated and motivated employees, companies could not be successful. Managers that are running prosperous companies have the knowledge of Organizational Behavior. Organizational Behavior is the study of what people think, feel and do in and around organizations. Organizational Behavior influences employees motivation to complete necessary work tasks and contribute to an organization’s goals. The best way to understand Organizational Behavior is through it’s use in real work scenarios. Consider a college student seeking their first professional job and
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Within Organizational Behavior one can gain a better understanding of specific traits/selling points for interviews by aligning them with personality measures as described by the CANOE or MBTI model. The Five-Factor model, also known as CANOE, provides five different personality indicators as predictors of work performance: conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness to experience, and extroversion. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, categorizes personality types using four different components: how a person gains energy, perceives information, makes decisions, and their attitude towards the outside world. A student who chooses to apply for a job post which states, “we [the company] are seeking a detail orientated, positive self-starter,” can use either CANOE or the MBTI model to display that their personality type is a fit with these three traits. (Our student chooses CANOE based on their Organizational Behavior professor 's recommendation and opinion.)
Applying the CANOE model the student talks about being conscientious and finds specific stories that exemplify this trait and shares them during the interview. The student follows with stories of how well they get along with classmates during studies and projects, people often comment on how agreeable they are. The student’s nonverbals such as posture, eye contact, and voice projection mirror and affirm this trait with
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