June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
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An understanding of psychology to enhance organizational strength Liana Bayatyan, Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) S. Jimmy Gandhi, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)Any given organization has separate entities and subsystems that work independently for a commongoal. However, these entities and subsystems do not always function collectively. There is often lack ofcommunication between entities and subsystems within organizations. This lack of information flowtranslates into numerous discrepancies within the organization which include a lack of a sense ofbelonging, motivation, efficiency, innovation, creativity and adaptation to the environmental trends...In this paper, the authors will make use of comparative psychology and the notion that assumes thatmore complex organisms will develop more complex means of communication and conversely thesimpler organisms with the simpler nervous system will develop simpler means of communication.When we draw parallels between living organism and an organization we understand the importance ofwell-developed means of communication. The authors will also develop an analogy betweenorganizations and organisms and hypothesize that having well developed communications network isjust like having a complex neural mechanism. In both instances you could gain a comparative advantagein adaptation to environmental trends such as market trends competitors, technological developments,economic climate etc. that are crucial for the success of an organization….The authors will use the above logic to explain to engineering managers the need to incorporate morepsychological concepts into the EM curriculum so as to understand how to better the organization as anentity and to improve its organizational strength.
Bayatyan, L., & Gandhi, S. J. (2013, June), An understanding of psychology to enhance organizational strength Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19200
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