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Organizational Behaviour
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The University of Lahore 1 - KM Defence Road, Lahore
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26OCT2018
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Organizational Behavior

The University Institute of Medical lab technology organized workshop series entitled “Organizational Behavior (OB)” from 26th October, 2018 to 14th December, 2018. The workshop aimed to raise awareness regarding   fundamentals of the human behavior within the context of organization and its environments, to provide insight to managers to develop a healthy organizational culture and manage and reduce stress among employees, to enhance overall productivity of the employees, and to promote professional and personal development so that employees can deal in a better way in their workplace and personal life. Dr. Jamshaid Ahmed, the HOD of Sport Science and Physical Education, was the key speaker and Mr. Bilal Ahmad Baig, senior lecturer, Sport Science and Physical Education, delivered five interactive lectures on the topics mentioned below:

1.Introduction to Organizational Behavior (26th October, 2019)

 

In the first interactive talk,  Dr. Jamshid Ahmad   introduced organizational behavior   as the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself. OB research can be categorized in at least three ways, including the study of individuals in organizations (micro-level), work groups (meso-level) and how organizations behave (macro-level). As a multi-disciplinary, organizational behavior has been influenced by developments in a number of related disciplines including: Sociology, industrial/organizational psychology, and economics.  Workplace culture plays the key role to uplift any organization. The employees play an important role in deciding the culture of the workplace. The behavior, attitude and interest of the employees at the workplace form the culture. The thought processes and assumptions of the members of the organization contribute to its culture. A motivated and a satisfied employee would promote a healthy culture at the workplace as compared to a demotivated employee.

2.Beginning Your Journey as Elite Professional (9th November, 2019)

 

In the second interactive session, he elucidated that before commencing a journey as elite professional, we are required to identify our   short term as well as long term goals, which will eventually keep   us   focused, and convene our   concentration to achieve objectives. Moreover, we also need to   recognize   our strength and weaknesses   that will   boost our confidence   and will   commove    our motivation   to perform tasks efficiently and vigilantly. He further expatiated that the basic principle of growth is to take the responsibility, to accept it, and then to execute the tasks diligently not only in their professional but also in their personal life.  He also highlighted, we seek to do unceasing struggle to  uplift our standards; we should never be in  the static mode.

 

3.Profiting from Multiple Intelligence in the Work Place (16th November, 2019)

 

In the third interactive lecture, he discussed Multiple Intelligences Theory which contends that human beings are blessed with seven types of multiple “intelligences” (Linguistic, Spatial, Musical, Logical-mathematical, Bodily Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal) which exist and can be found in each individual in varying degrees. An organization can employ multiple intelligences theory to structure workshops and training sessions for employees which will enhance teamwork, develop human potential, and foster creativity. Moreover, he proposed to  apply  Maslow's theory to organizational development  which  ensures that  organizational structure should  encourage employees to reach their full potential,  to promote  self-motivation through opportunities to satisfy the higher-level needs. A motivated and a satisfied employee promotes a healthy culture at the workplace as compared to a demotivated employee. The roles and responsibilities are delegated as per the interest and specialization of the employees and thus each one tries hard to perform better in workplace.

4.Who Moved my Cheese (23rd November 2018)

 "An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your work Place and Life"

 In the fourth session, Dr. Jamshaid Ahmad, shared the story ‘Who moved my cheese” which can easily be  implemented to our workplace. Through four primary relatable characters, Sniff,  Scurry, Hem and Haw,  delivered a  message that nothing in life will stay constant forever thus we

need to learn how to adapt to change in an organization. Change is unavoidable and employees can either be proactive with change just like Sniff and Scurry or not adapt well to change like Hem and Haw.  Thus, in the context of Organizational Behavior (OB),   change is a key element to the success of the organization.  Employees  should always keep in mind the  quotes that  Haw wrote on the maze wall which  were  change happens, anticipate change, monitor change, adapt to change quickly, go through the process of change, enjoy change, and be ready to change. One should   always accept change positively and try hard  to move on for a better position in the  better environment.

 

5. How We Face & Tackle Problems in Life (7th  and 14th  December 2018)

 

In the last interactive    session,  Dr. Jamshaid Ahmad presented diverse strategies to face diverse challenges and hardships that come across in our personal life as well as at workplace. He affirmed that  there is a dire need to orient ourselves toward facing reality. By abiding reality principle, we can work more effectively and will be able to manage things successfully and constructively. In this way we will become more confident and vigorous. Similarly, we are required to comply with life as it is rather than as we wish it to be. We need to accept life in its all various forms; the good with the bad, the wonderful with the tragic, the love with the loss, and the life with the death. When we embrace life’s all colours positively, and   surrender to reality only then we start enjoying our life in a real sense. Likewise, acceptance of diverse feeling is necessary for better survival. Feelings are the energy and spunk of life. They are the source of motivation. Without feelings, our lives would be dull and drab, uninteresting and unlively.  Moreover, we should observe an old adage ‘slow and steady wins the race’. Slow, disciplined, incremental growth is the kind of approach that leads to everlasting change. Recognizing good, what we have been bestowed upon and employing it to cope with the hardships and adversities that we face in our personal as well as professional life lead us towards procuring   better emotional health. We need to maintain a positive attitude towards life whether we get success or failure. Failure is a part of life; it is not detrimental to success.  Being human, we cannot survive alone. Our relationship whether in marriage, family, or friendships is a dynamic.  It requires commitment to keep it working. We need to love, care, and devote time to our family, friends, and relatives to maintain heathy relationships.   

 

 An award distribution ceremony was held   on  21st December, 2018 at Executive Dining Hall. It endeavors to recognize the efforts of the keynote speaker, Dr. Jamshaid   Ahmad, the HOD of Sports Science and   Physical Education, FAHS, and Mr. Bilal Ahmad Baig, senior lecturer, Sports Science and  Physical Education, FAHS, for giving  their  precious time  for professional and personal grooming of the faculty members of UIMLT. In this regard, Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad, the Director Academics,  HOD of University Institute of  Physical Therapy (UIPT) presented  souvenirs to Dr. Jamshaid Ahmad and Mr. Bilal Ahmad Baig. In the end, the ceremony was followed by group photographs of guest of honor with faculty members of UIMLT.

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