Organizational Behaviour

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Organizational Behaviour

Table of Contents:

Introduction……….……………………………………………………………….…3

Factors that determine successful performance ………………………………… ….4

Effect of Culture…………………………………………………………….…4

Motivation……………………………………………………………………..5

Teamwork………………………………………………………………...……6

Capable & Credible Leadership……………………………………………….8

Obstacles to effective organizational performance …………………………....……..8

Conflict……………………………………………………………………..…8

Stress………………………………………………………………………….10

Ineffective Communication…………………………………………………..10

Low Morale & Motivation………………………………………………..…..11

Management ‘A Cornerstone of organizational effectiveness’…………………….11

Are Managers Leaders
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A Strong culture is very important in improving performances at organizations by emphasizing concepts like ‘being the best’, innovation, superior quality & of being open participative companies in which employees are seen as the most valuable asset. (Peters & Waterman 1982: p 285, cited in Organizational behaviour & work by Fiona M Wilson).

A Siemens case study will be used here to illustrate the effect of strong culture on high performance. Siemens is a multinational corporation with annual turnover of around 60 billion & it employs around half a million people around the world. They believe that a high performance culture exists when everyone in the organization shares the same vision & everyone trusts & value each other’s contribution. They also believe that if people are managed properly then they will motivate themselves to do a good job. In Siemens all employees are fully engaged which combines commitment & organizational citizenship. Their employee management policy is referred as ‘People’s Excellence’. It means that for an individual the most important factor is that he is being given a responsibility & a feeling that he is being trusted in organization.

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For Siemens people are one of the important sources of competitive advantage.There is a talent management program in Siemens which ensures that everyone in company gets the opportunity to progress & also talent from outside is spotted.

2 Motivations

It is one of the

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