November 7, 2008
People are a contributing factor in determining how successful an organization will become. This paper will discuss how the observable aspects of culture, behavior, diversity and communication of an organization contribute to its overall effectiveness.
The personalities and beliefs of the members of an organization will differ from person to person. Each individual will be unique and offer a different perspective on how they would handle any given situation. Although there are many differences, it is “the shared beliefs and values that influence the behavior of organizational members create what is called the organizational culture” (Schermerhorn, Osborn, & Hunt, 2008). My co-workers have a minimum of 20 years in the real estate industry. They are senior professionals who have years of work experience. They have a tremendous influence on our organizations culture. Our office has been successful because of the shared belief of “quality over quantity”. The reputation of the company is at stake whenever we send a report therefore; each employee does his or her best work at all times. The office has never missed a dead line in over 15 years. This motivates each of our new appraisers to follow the standards that have been set.
People react differently when placed in similar settings. Although a group may share the same beliefs their behavior toward situations may differ. “Organizational behavior (often abbreviated OB) is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness” (Robbins & Judge, 2009). The information that is collected from the study of organizational behavior is used to create a more efficient organization. Individuals, groups, and structure are the...