Organizational Behavior Case Study
Once we understand the definition of Organizational Behavior and we know how to manage them, it is time that we see how many companies dealt with the problem of Organizational Behavior. Since Organizational Behavior is all about understanding individual and group dynamics, one has to be extremely flexible to as many schools of thoughts - so long as they help in solving the problem and increase company productivity, you should be fine with it.
Some cases in management and organizational behavior
Case Study 1 : Performance dip due to under-performing employees
Company A which was one of the Fortune 500 companies in the USA in the year 2005, experienced a sudden downfall in their profits. After some analysis, the company's management found out that their revenues fell because the employees were not performing as per expectations. The company took a hasty decision in firing about 6 employees from their rolls and hiring a new batch of people. What the company realized later that the employees were not performing due to their manager's inability to provide them safer working conditions. In essence, lack of organizational behavior implementation ensured that 6 good employees were sacked for no fault of theirs. This incident was an eye-opener for this organization which picked up the gauntlet and implemented OB strategies site-wide.
Case Study 2 : Attrition of a high productivity company
Company B which was one of the major production companies in the USA, experienced a sudden attrition leaving from one particular department of the company. About 25 employees left the company within a month of 250 employees, and the manager who was responsible for attrition did not have answer. Company B decided to take action on the manager and transferred him to another department. The company later realized that high attrition happened because the workers were not paid their bonuses by the company on time. In the background, the company could not pay the bonuses to the employees as it was going through a phase of heavy losses. The company realized its mistake and decided to be more open and transparent to its employees about its promises that it makes to the employees.
These two case studies are enough to indicate that good organizational behavior principles are extremely central to keeping your workforce happy and satisfied. At the end, if your workforce is satisfied, your productivity will be sustained. There is absolutely no way that you can drive your employees to work in force. Since many organizations have realized that this is the essence of human resource retention, organizational behavior principles are increasingly getting implemented in a lot of organizations.