Essay about Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts

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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts

Organizational behavior is the behavior of individuals, either one or a group. It is not the behavior of an organization, but rather the behavior of the people in an organization. This can be anywhere from a family at home to a church to a work group within a company. Some of the challenges that make behaviors challenging in today’s workplace are high performance, ethical behavior, productivity improvement, technology utilization, quality, diversity, work-life balance, and the global economy, (Schermerhorn, 2003, P. 1).

Starting with Garrett through the many merges and acquisitions to Honeywell, we have gone from the good ol boy behavior to a global corporation that for the most part
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Today’s workforce is forever changing and more importance is put on the managing of a diverse work group. Thinking of it as each person in a spur on a gear and each person is different by the above definition. The gears most align and blend to make the organization move forward, (Schermerhorn, 2003, P. 1).

Within my department we are not as diverse as other areas but we do have individuals of different age, sex and race. We were a male oriented department until recently and we have had to make adjustments to our behaviors with the addition of a female employee. She was very quickly accepted into our department very quickly. Even though we have people of different races and backgrounds we have never had an ethnicity issue. What may be a problem with our building is the age average age of employees. When I started with Honeywell in 1990 our average age was 32, now it is 49 years old. What has caused this is the many slow downs in the aerospace industry and each time there is a reduction it is the less senior people leaving. We are developing an age problem of older people ready to retire and losing the skills they take with them.

Communication is the transfer of information in either a written or verbal form or by pictures. Managers spend a lot of time receiving different kinds of communication and analyzing the information and then passing forward the necessary information to others. This can be done either informally or in a formal setting.
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