This paper will discuss the meaning of Organizational Behavior and understanding human behavior. I will discuss Organizational Behavior within the Criminal Justice Agency and the important elements of Organizational Behavior and how these elements can challenge the effectiveness of an agency. Organizational Behavior is the study of individual behavior and group dynamics in organizations. An article that I read stated that Organizational Behavior is an application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organization. Whatever career and individual choose, the behavior of the human beings tends to shape the behavior of others. The primary concern of organizational behavior is psychosocial, interpersonal, and behavioral dynamics in organizations. The variables that affect human behavior at work are relevant to the study of organizational behavior. These organizational variables include jobs, communication, performance, design, organizational design and structure. The variables are very important in individuals' behavior and group dynamics.
Organizational Behavior encompasses mass professions, companies and organizations, with the goal of increasing productivity, attaining goals, promoting employee development and learning, motivating employee and providing customer service to external and internal stakeholders. The company that I worked for mission was to keep an open line of communication with employees and customers to increase sales and productivity. Good leadership in a company or criminal justice agency creates a pattern of working relationship which insures the achievement of the company's goals and objectives. It provides the responsibility and accountability of everyone in a company or agency to do their assigned task effectively and to recognize relationship patterns based on upper management structure of leadership.