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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Paper

Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Paper

a. Using the readings, articles, and/or your personal experiences, prepare a 700-1,050-word paper in which you explain the following key concepts and terminology:

1) Organizational culture and behavior
2) Diversity
3) Communication
4) Business ethics
5) Change management

b. In your paper, be sure to describe the observable aspects of each of the above, and provide a brief analysis of the culture and behavior of your organization or an organization with which you are familiar.

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Organizational culture is made up of values, assumptions, attitudes, experiences, beliefs, norms and artifacts of an organization's members and their behaviors. Organizational culture is created through the sharing of values between people and groups in an organization. This sharing controls the way the individuals or groups interact with each other as well as with external stakeholders. Organizational behavior is the way that individuals act within a specific organization.

Diversity in the workplace refers to the level with which an organization is culturally diverse. Cultural diversity can include the different ways in which individuals show a unique group identity. Gender, ethnicity, age, race and sexual orientation are all different group identities that make up diversity. The culture within an organization typically determines the level to which it is culturally diverse. Diversity in the workplace can be challenging to work with and it is the responsibility of an organization's managers to use diversity as a resource to enhance an organization's effectiveness.

Communication in an organization is the way that individuals interact with one another. Proper ...

Solution Summary

This solution defines and analyzes organizational behaviour and the five concepts in 721 words.

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