Summary and reflection
Peter Drucker, a pioneer in management, once said that people tend to behave like humans since we are not machines and thus not programmable. Therefore, management and organizational behavior course is perhaps relevant in my job line or leading more than a hundred people in an organization. Throughout the study of organizational behavior and management, I have gained insight into what makes people tick within a particular context of work. Therefore, this has increased my understanding of my behavior and that of my staff and other leaders in the department. This medium is responsible for how leaders and the people they lead should work for a more significant achievement of the goals and objectives. Motivation is a concept in the topic that enabled me to understand the essential aspects of motivation factor in an organization set-up.
Moreover, the concept of teamwork and organizational culture assist my understanding of the norms of the organization and essentials of teamwork. Here we look at team functioning and effectiveness. Using the widely used input – process – output model of team effectiveness, we consider such topics as team diversity, team processes, and team outcomes. Leadership on the other hand, in this part of the course, we will analyze the concept of leadership and consider various perspectives and approaches to help shed light on leadership emergence and effectiveness. These factors have contributed to the enhancing good leadership and management.
Looking back at self-assessment I conducted throughout the course I learned several ways to manage people in a given set-up. I learned that behavior is a factor that can either promote or discourage good leadership. It also has the power to affect the workability of the team members. Therefore, I had to change my behavior of not able to share work with other people to the reality of accepting and sharing with my colleagues on the various factors in the organization. I had to become more of responsible person with a strong personality to become a good leader. However, this was the opposite of me during my earlier years in the institution. I had to become more open in delegating my duties to the people especially in the aspect of motivating the team. During the coursework, I learned about different characteristics of motivation in an organizational set-up. I had to assist each of the employees to understand their part in the organization to make them feel that they are also part of the output and hence the success of the group. I had to shun my behavior as a dictator who always wants to have his way and accept the important part of learning the capability and practice of the team in broad perspective. I had to become a person who can lead by example through various aspects including conduct and moral discipline during work time and also away from work. Moreover, I learned how to analyze my behavior and also the behavior of other people whom I work within the organization.
Additionally, since behavior is an essential aspect of learning organizational behavior relevant to management. Therefore, learning behavior through cognitive behavior on a proper analysis of the team’s behavior is an essential factor (Griffin & Moorhead, 2011). In many occasion, managers will tend to learn the essence of motivating the employees in respective positions.
Griffin, R. W., & Moorhead, G. (2011). Organizational behavior. Cengage Learning.