Experimental studies[ edit ] Classical methods and results[ edit ] Although other fields have studied obedience, social psychology has been primarily responsible for the advancement of research on obedience. It has been studied experimentally in several different ways. In the experiment, subjects were told they were going to take part in a study of the effects of punishment on learning.
Overview[ edit ] Chester Barnard recognized that individuals behave differently when acting in their organizational role than when acting separately from the organization. One of the main goals of organizational behavior is "to revitalize organizational theory and develop a better conceptualization of organizational life".
Although there are similarities and differences between the two disciplines, there is still confusion around differentiating organizational behavior and organizational psychology. The Industrial Revolution is a period from the s where new technologies resulted in the adoption of new manufacturing techniques and increased mechanization.
In his famous iron cage metaphor, Max Weber raised concerns over the reduction in religious and vocational work experiences. Weber claimed that the Industrial Revolution's focus on efficiency constrained the worker to a kind of "prison" and "stripped a worker of their individuality".
Weber analyzed one of these organizations and came to the conclusion that bureaucracy was "an organization that rested on rational-legal principles and maximized technical efficiency. All three of them drew from their experience to develop a model of effective organizational management, and each of their theories independently shared a focus on human behavior and motivation.
Taylor advocated for maximizing task efficiency through the scientific method. Named after automobile mogul Henry Fordthe method relied on the standardization of production through the use of assembly lines. This allowed unskilled workers to produce complex products efficiently.
Sorenson later clarified that Fordism developed independently of Taylor. The success of the scientific method and Fordism resulted in the widespread adoption of these methods. In the s, the Hawthorne Works Western Electric factory commissioned the first of what was to become known as the Hawthorne Studies.
These studies initially adhered to the traditional scientific method, but also investigated whether workers would be more productive with higher or lower lighting levels. The results showed that regardless of lighting levels, when workers were being studied, productivity increased, but when the studies ended, worker productivity would return to normal.
In following experiments, Elton Mayo concluded that job performance and the so-called Hawthorne Effect was strongly correlated to social relationships and job content.
A range of theories emerged in the s and s and include theories from notable OB researchers such as: These theories underline employee motivation, work performanceand job satisfaction. Simon, along with Chester Barnardargued that people make decisions differently inside an organization when compared to their decisions outside of an organization.
While classical economic theories assume that people are rational decision-makers, Simon argued a contrary point.
He argued that cognition is limited because of bounded rationality For example, decision-makers often employ satisficingthe process of utilizing the first marginally acceptable solution rather than the most optimal solution.
This gave rise to contingency theoryinstitutional theoryand organizational ecology. Current state of the field[ edit ] Research in and the teaching of OB primarily takes place in university management departments in colleges of business.
Sometimes OB topics are taught in industrial and organizational psychology graduate programs.
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All organizations have a management structure that determines relationships between the different activities and the members, and subdivides and assigns roles, responsibilities, and authority to carry out different tasks.
Organizations are open systems--they affect and are affected by their. Individual behavior in organization.
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