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Organisational Behaviour - Introduction

Welcome to the Organisational Behaviourlesson! Organisational Behaviour is very important as it looks at the dynamics to do with the people side of the business to better manage employees. It draws from determining why people behave in a certain manner and it looks to assess how this impacts the performance of an organisation.

By occurring at three levels, the individual, the team, and the organisation; Organisational Behaviour has a big impact on most business operational functions. Therefore, it is important to acquire an understanding of this very essential aspect of modern business management.

After completion of this section, you should be comfortable with being able to identify different aspects of Organisational Behavior, and the influence on certain business practices such aspects can have.

This chapter will begin by giving a comprehensive overview of what Organisational Behavior is, before breaking it down into its core components. This will constitute an exploration of the views on personality and personality profiling, communication, power and politics within organizational employees. Finally, a summary is provided.

Below are some goals and objectives for you to refer to after learning this section.

Goals for this section

  • To understand the importance of Organisational Behaviour
  • To understand and appreciate the importance of the individual in a business setting

Objectives for this section

  • To be able to identify the different components of Organisational Behaviour
  • To be able to identify and appreciate the relevance of personality, power, decision-making and communication and how they influence Organisational Behaviour

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