Organisational behaviour (OB) is the systematic study of the actions and attitudes that people exhibit within organisations. It is individual behaviour and group dynamics in organisations. The study of organisational behaviour is primarily concerned with the psychosocial, interpersonal and behavioural dynamics in orgnanisations. However, organisational variables that affect human behaviour at work are also relevant to the study of organisational behaviour. These organisational variable include jobs, the design and organisational structure. Therefore, although individual behaviour and group dynamics are the primary concerns in the study of organisational behaviour, organisational variables are important as the context in which human behaviour occurs.

The term ‘organisational behaviour’ is defined by Stephen P Robbins as "a field of study that investigates the impact of individuals, groups and structures on behaviour within organisations for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organisation's effectiveness". According to this definition, organisational behaviour.

  • Is a field of study with a common body of knowledge.
  • It studies three determinants of behaviour in organisations. They are individuals,groups and structures.
  • It applies the knowledge gained about individuals, groups and the effect of structure on behaviour in order to make organisations work more effectively.

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