The OB Course

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After taking the OB, I would politely disagree with the first part of my friend’s statement suggesting that OB courses are not useful in the real world. However, I do agree with her saying that OB would be helpful for people entering managerial roles. I feel OB can be very beneficial to almost anyone in the real world because of concepts such as personality and perception will help people understand themselves better. Then I believe OB is one of the critical tools for today's managers work environment. Some important OB concepts such as motivation, diversity, organizational justice, and ethics are necessary for managers to gain an understanding and to benefit the workplace. A person or manager trained and knowledgeable in OB has the utmost advantage in being successful.

To start off, I would tell my friend how the OB course have been useful for own personal development. The topic of personality in OB was very important in how I understand myself. I firmly believe that effective individuals know themselves. They examine their patterns of behavior to better understand their thoughts and emotions. Truly effective individuals make an effort to know themselves well so they can predict their behavior. Self-examination allows effective individuals to be in a position to reinforce their positive behaviors and identify and work on the negative ones. Studying personalities gave me a better sense of who I really am and how I am able to convey those personalities to interact with others.

Next, I would tell her about how important it is for a person to understand perception. Perception of tricky to deal with, I am constantly making all the perceptual errors. I noticed that I tend to blame my mistakes on the external factors and not mysel...

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...plying OB concepts. If management are able to develop an understanding of what motivates employees to learn, train and perform optimally as individuals through the use of OB concepts then management will enhance not only their own success but also their employees.

In conclusion, I would reiterate that OB is very important for anyone to know. There are a lot of useful information within OB for people to apply to their lives. OB can help an individual in the skills of communicating well, listening well, and interacting well. Then for management, OB provides the necessary tools to help understand the different types of people within the company and the possible ways in dealing with the employees. If management can understand OB and the interconnectedness between the workers, the company, the product, and the consumer then his or her company will be more successful.
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