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Introduction to Organiational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior can be impacted by many things. For instance a variety of individuals coming together can bring different types to talents to organizational behavior. All of these talents brought together give a group the ability to accomplish many things. However, in order to accomplish their goals the group has to understand each other as well as be willing to listen to different points of view. Communication in this process can either negatively impact the group or positively impact the group. It depends on how good the communication is.

These two topics, group and team development and communication, hold the most interest to me because they go hand in hand. Communication probably is more important out of the two because without good communication within a group, the development and performance of the team can not be met. The group should have one common goal and be able to communicate successfully in order to meet that goal. It’s amazing to me how such a small error in communication can cause such a huge error in the end.

Most of us have played that game “telephone” when we were little. This is where a group of people get in a circle and one person starts by whispering a sentence in the next person’s ear. That person then relay’s the message to the next person then so on and so on. By the time they get to the last person, the sentence has changed into something totally different the when it was started. For a company to be successful, the communication flow has to stay consistent from top to bottom and back up again. This way everyone knows what’s going on and what part they play in the process.

Group development and performance also plays a crucial part in the success of a company. With out successful development of the group, the company is going to be stagnant and unproductive. Several individuals make up a group and each of those individuals has there own personality and characteristics which can either benefit the group or hold it back depending on how the group comes together. Each individual has to get to know each other, know the different personalities, then work together to find out who’s strengths and talents would best be used for different tasks. Once those talents are put to use, the group can start to come together and work towards their goal. Sometimes this can be difficult because you may have more than one person who believes they know what’s best and you

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