MGT200 Organisational Behavior Assignment

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MGT200 Organisational Behaviour1
ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Attitude Job Satisfaction and Organisational Commitment............................................................3Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................6References........................................................................................................................................82
IntroductionOrganisational behaviour is a management discipline which assesses the behaviour of peoplewithin an organisation[ CITATION Alb14 \l 1033 ]. Attitude is thepredisposition that peoplehave to a situation, person or thing. As people of different attitudes work in an organisation, it isimportant to understand the importance and impact of attitude on work level[ CITATION Bis10 \l 1033 ]. Additionally, job satisfaction and organisational commitment are two important termsused in organisational behaviour. Attitude goes a long way in determining job satisfaction andcommitment levels[ CITATION Chi141 \l 1033 ]. Therefore, this essay aims to throw light onattitude and its importance in understanding organisational behaviour.Attitude, Job Satisfaction and Organisational CommitmentAttitude is the predisposition which a person has towards an idea, person, thing or belief[ CITATION Tur12 \l 1033 ]. Attitude affects the reaction of a person toa situation. A personmay react positively or negatively to a certain situation because of his attitude. Attitude has away of affecting workplace functions and dynamics[ CITATION Bis10 \l 1033 ].Attitude has away of impacting workplace behaviour during a number of situations and circumstances.Workplace environment and the circumstance of organisational work are determined by theattitude that the employees and the management has regarding work. A positive attitude towardswork can lead to organisational efficiency[ CITATION Rob131 \l 1033 ]. Attitude of theemployee determines whether there will be competitiveness within teams or cooperation andteam work.If the team members have an attitude of cooperation they may work towardscommon organisational goals in a more effective manner. Circumstances like organisationalchange are also affected by worker’s attitude[ CITATION Mur06 \l 1033 ]. If the workers arepositively predisposed towards change, they will be able to accept the changes willingly.However, a negative attitude may lead to resistance to change.In continuation to the above, attitude may also affect worker’s behaviour towards performanceappraisal and feedback[ CITATION Keh13 \l 1033 ]. If workers will have a positive attitude,they will take performance appraisal seriously and consider the feedback as a constructive way toimprove their efficiency. However, if they have a negative predisposition towards feedback they3
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