The Importance of and My Understanding of Organizational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior 1

The Importance of and My Understanding of Organizational Behavior That Helped me Have a Successful Career

DM686 Organizational Behavior
DR. Lyle J. Hogue
October 26, 2007

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Introduction
The importance of Organizational Behavior and personal success as a manager or leader entail a great amount of effort, knowledge, skills, training and commitment by the individual leader or manager. I am in the beginning of starting a career outside of the military. In the military leadership and management is bestowed upon an individual in a very fast and some times too premature way. In the Army I became a successful leader, retiring as a Master Sergeant/E-8, through the application and some
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The basic needs were usually taken care of. The social needs of the team had to be fed. In most locations I have been, usually on Thursday afternoons, organizations gave us either time to socialize or play sports with the troops, and let us off earlier than normal to have family time. Addressing and fulfilling these needs assisted me in being a successful leader at that particular point in my career.

Ability to Create Vision
Organizational Behavior incorporates all types of philosophies, trained and learned processes. Another aspect I believe that helped and will help me to be a successful manager is the ability to create vision. I am not just thinking about myself when it comes to creating a vision, but also the team members that I will be working with or the staff that will support me. Usually with all tasks there is an objective that we must reach to be successful. Managers have to be able to get themselves and those who work for them to see where they are going. The manager, or as in the case of me being in the Army, the leader has to provide the leadership that provides the direction, focus, and motivation to get the team members to see where he is trying to get them to is worth it. The team members have to see the vision the leader is attempting to get them to accept. Once the team members believe in the leaders’ ability to get them to the final objective, successfully, they too will begin to have the ability to create vision, accept the direction and obtain
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