What Is Organizational Behavior? Essay
Several issues of interest to organizational behavior researchers: Motivation, Emotions, Personality and Communication.
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A. Importance of Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace.
Previously, Business School focused on technical aspects of management, inc: econ, accounting, finance, etc. Human Behavior and People skills was barely covered. Last 30 years though, business teachers have realized the role of understanding human behavior in determining a manager’s effectiveness and thusly required courses on people skills are now included in MBA programs.
Why? Developing a manager’s interpersonal …show more content…
4. Effective VS Successful Managerial Activities
Do Managers who MOVE UP the quickest do the SAME activities as those who do the BEST job?
Traditional Management - decision making, planning and controlling = 32% of time
Communication - exchanging routine info and processing paperwork = 29% of time
Human Resource Management - motivating, disciplining, managing conflict, staffing and training = 20% of time
Networking - socializing, politics and interacting with outsiders = 19% of time
BUT... the time and effort of INDIVIDUAL managers in each activity varies greatly.
Networking: 48% of the time
Communication: 28% of the time
Traditional Management: 13% of the time
HR Management: 11%
Communication: 44% of the time
HR Management: 26%