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One way of looking at and studying organizations is to consider them social organisms in which each individual part is expected to contribute to the goals, wellbeing and productivity of the whole. Just like other organisms, businesses are dependent on the proper and productive functioning of each individual part and as social organisms depend on the development of each individual's organizational citizenship behavior to contribute to the health and functionality of the whole (Britt, Jex, 2008). An individual's inter and intrapersonal relationships and behavior can either contribute to or detract from the goals and objectives of the organization.

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