Organizational behavior is a discipline that analyzes how employees behave in an organization. On the other hand, leadership is the management’s ability to arrive at sound decisions while inspiring others to perform positively (Northouse 7). Essentially it involves directing other people’s behavior so that they can achieve a specified goal. Leaders excel in their duties through commitment, courage, communication, self-awareness, and empathy.
An organization’s culture and performance are dictated by the behavior of the people in it. Factors such as technology, staff, the environment, and its structure influence organizational conduct. Leaders with the ability to manage people’s actions positively are influential in directing their behavior. Changes often cause a significant impact on employee behavior and performance however appropriate leaders can mitigate such effects (Taylor 4). Organizations such as Amazon apply this concept in controlling their employee’s behavior and performance, increasing consumer satisfaction.
Leaders implement this concept by directing the actions of their employees in a manner that benefits the organization. Leadership is not a position; instead, it is a behavior (SHRM). Therefore, by understanding oneself and having a set of rules, values, or belief’s governing, one’s actions set a precedent in any organization. Leaders have impeccable communication and interaction skills, which makes it easy for others to follow their actions. They are often role models as they understand all the personnel’s needs.
The concept varies with every nation as communication and decision making varies with geographical regions. For instance, in decision-making, a synchronized leader will require consensus from all relevant stakeholders. It impacts the organizational behavior in that employees will follow the same precedent and lean more on consultation before making significant decisions. According to Tomas and Sanger, leaders in North-East Asia and Latin America follow tend to rely on this approach while leaders from America, Australia, Nordic and Germanic Europe tend to be more opportunistic and take greater risks. The employees also tend to be risk-takers as the leaders form such a culture.
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