Organizational Behaviour (OB)
Sometimes HR Leaders find themselves being the topic of discussion "on the table" vs being "at the table" in comparison to peers from various other functions.
Most likely this is due to the many People/HR issues in a company that it becomes a routine topic of discussion. Also, dealing with People issues in an organisation is far more complex than dealing with machines & tools. That's why HR Leaders must have a good grasp of the company’s Organizational Behaviour.
Understanding Organizational Behaviour gives insight on how employees behave & perform in the workplace. It helps us develop an understanding of the aspects that can motivate employees, increase their performance & help the organization establish a strong & trusting relationship with their employees.
Studying the Organizational Behaviour can be done in many ways which include observations, performance reviews, analyzing HR metrics and simply by spending time on the floor.
The method of collecting such behaviour patterns can be divided into 3 categories:
1. Individual employee level - knowing how each person's dynamics differ & the types of personalities perform variably in different circumstances.
2. Group/functional/project/executives/management level - where we find different business groups, functions, team of people, some with similar background, age & other demographics can be populated in defining behaviour patterns in different situations & problems.
3. Company or organisational level - collectively looking at various groups, individuals & teams performing & behaving in different environments & situations. Such situational reactions determines the type of behaviour patterns that is derived collectively.
Advantages of knowing the company’s Organizational Behaviour:
1. HR will have reliable data to feedback to Management team on the certain performance outcome in the company
2. Influence the company’s hiring criteria so that management can make informed decisions in their Talent Succession & Workforce Planning
3. Ability to suggest suitable motivations, rewards & benefit programs that would promote a positive work behaviour in workplace.
4. Ability to design the right company culture, values & policies that would motivate & engage positive behaviours within teams.
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