Organizational Behavior and the Brain
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This paper examines how the brain, just like an organization, acts in a self-preserving manner, is capable of memory and learning and brain is unique and cannot be completely replicated. The paper further examines how the manner in which the brain learns to become more efficient and productive can be analogous to the organization which, in order to survive and prosper, must create and recreate to handle tasks, to change and reprocess information, act on that information, and deal with a continual set of feedback as a means of survival.
From the Paper:"Further, the control mechanism of the brain (management) has different levels based on they particular style necessary for the needed output. Similarly, within organizations there are visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social and solitary styles; each bringing a special set of functions to the overall mix. And, like the brain, the organization is typically quite resilient - changing course in mid-stream and adaptive to the evolving environment to find creative ways of using theoretical and empirical learning styles to adapt to continual changes. Too, in order to survive, the brain had to evolve and adapt - to stress, changes in the environment, new stimuli and events, and using memories of things past to find solutions to things present and future. This is identical to an organization which, in order to be successful, must continually evolve and reinvent itself to strive for the most appropriate niche necessary to do what all organisms must do; grow or die (Anderson, 1992)."
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