Organizational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior In today's high demanding world it is important for employees to understand the framework of their company. For an employee to be truly successful, they must have an understanding of organizational behavior, culture and diversity, communication, effectiveness and efficiency, and learning. Organizational behavior (OB) could be defined as the study that investigates the impact of individual and group dynamics in an organizational setting (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2005). "OB is a knowledge base that helps people work together to improve the performance of organizations"(Schermerhorn et al.). In his article "The Company of the Future" Robert Reich explains some of the OB trends that I have experienced while working for The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG). These trends include: commitment to ethical behavior, importance of human capital, and emphasis on teamwork. PBG follows strict guidelines for ethical behavior. PBG understands that their employees are their greatest assets and places a premium on knowledge. Today organizations "are less vertical and more horizontal in focus; driven by complex environments and customer demands, work is increasingly team-based with a focus on peer contributions" (Schermerhorn et al.). Organizational behavior is increasingly emphasized in today's global economy, as people with diverse backgrounds and cultural values have to work together. ... ... middle of paper ... ...searched trends and has become a leading innovator. PBG has changed their focus from carbonated soft drinks to a line called new age beverages. New age beverages include teas, flavored water, energy drinks, juices, and frappuccinos. PBG has created a stronger customer base by being innovated and adapting to a changing world. Organizational behavior, culture, diversity, communication, effectiveness and efficiency, and learning are the composition of a company. I can relate these concepts to PBG's organizational structure and have a better understanding of who we our as an organization, and how the organization can change over time.

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