The Importance of Organizational Behaviour

The study of organizational behaviour gives insight on how employees behave and perform in the workplace. It helps us develop an understanding of the aspects that can motivate employees, increase their performance, and help organizations establish a strong and trusting relationship with their employees.


Every individual is unique based on their experiences and knowledge. Organizational behavior is able to help leaders understand the motivational tools required to facilitate their employees to reach their potential. It is significant for leaders to analyze the organizational structure that can act in their employee's interest. Recent years, large corporations such as Google are shifting to a flatter organizational structure. They enable employees to work independently, encouraging them to share knowledge and gain more control in decision making.


There are a few factors where behaviours can affect one’s performance. According to a study from  , those that come to work with a positive attitude are more creative and it also lowers stress levels. In contrast, gossip and rudeness disrupt performance, lower productivity and decrease job satisfaction. Conflicts will arise causing miscommunications that will lead to a decrease in morale.

Office Characteristics

According to an article from Cornell University, there are certain conditions that will affect employees reaction to their work and the setting such as openness and density. The office setting such as openness and density can generate different reactions. The openness of an office can make employees feel a sense of calmness. Density also has an impact on employee's wellness. It is important not to over-densify office space because small workstations can cause collaboration to suffer.


Employees want to belong in successful organizations that value a great company culture and provide opportunities for future growth. Recognizing ways to improve organization behaviours can help resolve underlying issues between employees and promote an appealing workplace environment.

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