Organizational Behavior in the Military
Christian Milarion, Monique Prado, Brian Eschan, Darien O’Neal
Business & Professional Studies
Professor Daniel C. Brake
February 15th 2012
Military Organizational Behavior
The purpose of this in-depth analysis is to analyze organizational behavior using a theory based approach, that will compare and contrast organizational behavior experiences in the military from the perspectives given in motivation, communication, power base, and conclude with researching and applying practical application from findings to address organizational issues to include cultural integration techniques needed for ...view middle of the document...
A case in point would be when your leadership did not have a well-developed structure plan to get things accomplished, all things went wrong and you worked from 0600 a.m. until 0200 a.m. without sustenance that should have been provided. Another case example includes when the next shift that was supposed to relieve you did not show up for their assigned duties because of slacking off and not fulfilling their obligations. This all leads to poor management and lack of motivation and morale then deteriorates. Further, when the Naval ship pulled in to port, the sailors were often exhausting and frustrated so when it came time for liberty the demonstrated improper behavior by turning to drugs/alcohol, sexual harassment became prevalent, and suicide, and theft became serious issues due to lack of morale and poor working conditions (Robbins, & Judge, 2011).
This report will offer recommendations on handling organizational communication, issues of leadership, being qualified in performance of jobs, applying power and politics in the work place, keeping and obtaining the organizations best employees (retention rates with the company) leading to motivation of employees so they may gain employee empowerment, to generally applying total quality management and integration of an organizational culture that gains and maintains innovation creativity and sustainability to meet the competitive advantage.
Organizational Behavior (OB) can be defined as the study of people and their behavior and application of knowledge within a workplace setting around other people and in groups. The science of OB interprets the various relationships within the social system in an effort to strengthen the relationships through the use of organizational objectives and human objectives.
In general, the behavior of individuals within an organization will depend upon the behavior and managerial style of the leadership of the workplace. This is because the management has a great impact on the culture and on the social environment of the organization (Robbins, & Judge, 2011).
In interpreting and applying research findings to support analysis of organizational behavior, research shows that organizations exist to achieve goals, someone has to define those goals and the means for achieving them; management is that someone. The planning function encompasses defining an organization’s goals, establishing an overall strategy for achieving those goals, and developing a comprehensive set of plans to integrate and coordinate activities. Evidence indicates this function in-creases the most as managers move from lower- level to mid- level management. Managers are also responsible for designing an organization’s structure. We call this function organizing. It includes determining what tasks are to be done, who is to do them, how the tasks are to be grouped, who reports to whom, and where decisions are to be made. Every organization contains people, and it is management’s job to...