How organizational behavior contributes to organization effectiveness: Perspectives from RUFORUM Secretariat

Abstract: 
In today’s organizations, striving to have a balanced work and personal life has become a trending issue worldwide. Psychologist say that in order to have an effective functioning of an organization, it must endeavor to understand individual behaviors of employees working in it, the different work groups and the structures within the organization at large. Employees come with different work experiences, from different backgrounds, practices and culture. When they join organizations, they are expected to relate to the new work groups, cope up with technology, fit within the structure and external social system of the organization. During this process of interactions their behaviors are influenced; they voluntarily or non-voluntary start changing the way they think, feel, and act at the work place. “Employees’ behavior are greatly influenced by the organizations they work in. What these behaviors are, and how relevant they are in creating effective functioning of the organization is an issue this paper seeks to address. This paper also explains how an organization can nurture and take advantages of these behaviors to improve it’s productivity and effectiveness.
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Date of publication: 
2018
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Region Focus: 
East Africa
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Volume: 
17
Number: 
1
Pagination: 
37-46
Collection: 
RUFORUM Working document series
Licence conditions: 
Open Access
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Form: 
Web resource
ISSN: 
1607-9345
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Extent: 
10