Organizational Behavior Essay by RightRiters

Organizational Behavior
This paper looks at the benefits of organizational behavior in the work force.
# 22879 | 1,840 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 29, 2003 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper discusses theories surrounding the study of organizational behavior in order to examine the arguments for and against using organizational behavior in the work force. The author investigates theories including Scientific Management, the Human Relations Movement and Weber's Model of Bureaucracy. The writer concludes that workers need a balance of both soft and hard skills and of controlling and guiding behaviors.

From the Paper:

"The first theory, Scientific Management, was created to organize workers, managers, and operations during the Industrial Revolution. This states that workers are basically machines and are easily replaced. Each task was broken down to its smallest unit, thereby making the worker doing that one thing repetitiously. Pay was tied to performance as an incentive to work harder and longer. Industrial engineers were used to establish conditions of the work environment, to increase overall production. After analyzing each job, they would then teach it to the worker. The core concepts of this theory are still used today. Also, this theory says that people can learn to supervise and become managers, rather than be born with that ability. The goal was to remove human variability. (Wertheim)"

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