Accession Number:

ADA615677

Title:

Using Organizational Behavior To Increase the Efficiency of The Total Force Enterprise

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The effects of good leadership on an organization are exponential. Unfortunately, so are the effects of bad leadership. The fields of Organizational Behavior, and its subset of Change Management, provide leaders with information that explains how and why individuals act and interact the way they do. Through a combination of social psychology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and political science, researchers can predict behaviors and offer solutions to leaders dealing with problems within their organizations. Understanding the effects of human behaviors on an organization gives leaders greater ability to steer their organizations towards success. The field of Change Management takes the principles of Organizational Behavior a step further and helps change agents move organizations through transformations by easing negative behaviors and reinforcing positive ones. Change Management also helps leaders and change agents organize their transformation around principles that provide focus for the organization and its members. Overall, the use of Organizational Behavior methods and Change Management practices increases the chance of success for transformations and increases efficiency by reducing chaos.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE