At the same managerial environment different people behave themselves differently. A man always has the freedom to choose behavior: whether or not to accept forms and norms of behavior in the organization, on the one hand, and, accept or reject values of the organization, to share or not to share its goals and philosophy, on the other hand. Depending in what combinations are combined these key components of the basis of behavior, experts are looking for the most effective way of the management in organizations. Thus, I would like to discuss one article in this paper and express my reaction towards it.
First of all it is necessary to mention that organizational behavior is a widely discussed question that has a long history. On my opinion current problems in this sphere could be solved only on the basis of previous experience and that is why I chose the article Organizational Behavior: Affect in the Workplace written by Arthur P. Brief and Howard M. Weiss in 2002. First of all it is necessary to mention that this article was written from the historical perspective taking into account different periods of organizational behavior development and this article also described how people organized their activity from the 1930’s to our days. At the beginning of this article we see presentation of the problem and explanation of the analyzed questions that allow its readers to plunge into the problem with more details. Into the acknowledgement of previous words it is necessary to quote several sentences from the article and in such a way Brief & Weiss stated that “the organizations in which people work affect their thoughts, feelings, and actions in the workplace and away from it. Likewise, people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions affect the organizations in which they work. Organizational behavior is an area of inquiry concerned with both sorts of influence: work organizations on people and people on work organizations.” (Brief & Weiss, 2002) Thus, we see that people are connected with organization where they work and on the contrary.
Summarizing information presented in the article we see that it is logically structured in blocks and each block presents concrete point of view in relate to discussed question. For example, reading the part under the title “The Production of Moods and Emotions in the Workplace” we received an analysis of exogenous factors, stressful events/conditions at work, description of the notion “leader”, work group characteristics, physical settings, organizational rewards/punishments and summary of this part.
Taking into account all information presented in the article I would like to say that I was greatly impressed by the way how its authors presented facts and explained their importance and necessity. I would like to say that after too many decades, the theory of organizational behaviour is constantly developed, it has moved beyond the frames of behavioural science to work situations. This is a developing area in which still many issues and opportunities for improvement. The article Organizational Behavior: Affect in the Workplace helps me to understand that new information about human behaviour in the labor process allows us to develop and put into practice more sophisticated models of organizational behaviour.
For the conclusion I would like to say that I like the article that I chose for my analysis, because it was written in professional way, all aspects of observed questions were discussed and it again proved that the best way of being highly competitive in a rapidly changing world – is building the organization on time-tested principles of management with the constantly improvement of the behavioral paradigms.
Brief, Arthur & Weiss, Howard. Organizational Behavior: Affect in the Workplace. Annual Review of Psychology, 2002.