Organizational behavior is the body in Management that deals with the interactions between the organization and the behavior of individuals of the organization. It focuses on how the organization impacts the individuals and verse versa. One of the key aspects of organizational behavior is the sub-field of grouping within an organization. When groups’ energy is directed to organizational goals, the organization increases its likelihood for better performance. The use of this phenomenon in Air Arabia has harnessed its group’s powers and channeled them to its goals. Thus, enabling it to compete well in Air travel.
The group aspect of organizational behavior
A group is a team of individuals who have common goals, similar values and a structure of relationships. A group can comprise of two people to a maximum of any number, provided they all agree to pursue a common goal with mutual interest. Because of the manner in which groups develop and the various kinds of groups that come up, the influence of group factors on organization performance is what particularly makes it interesting to managers (Schermerhorn, 2003, p. 28).
To every organization, good performance remains a benchmark for its reputation, its very existence and sustainability. This essay uses past studies and experiments in group dynamics to explain how this aspect of Organizational behavior affects Air Arabia as an organization. In addition, the terms group and team are used interchangeably while referring to organizational behavior (Mills, 2007, p.315).
Air Arabia is one of the low-cost airlines in the United Arab Emirates. It was established in 2003 by Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi. Its headquarter is Sharjah International Airport in the United Arabs Emirates. The airline has 46 destinations in various parts of the world.
There is a strong association between group factors such as conformity, cohesiveness, norms, conformity and performance. Air Arabia is one of the airlines that have experienced positive feedback from the association of these factors. The effect has led to the development of groups with very outstanding qualities. The employees’ interaction with each other has produced formal and informal groups. The effectiveness of these groups in problem-solving is one of the most important aspects that the groups offer to their organizations (Miner, 2007, p. 79).
Analysis and discussion
There are a number of theories as to why groups develop. Since the times of classical theorists of organizational behavior, the primary bases of groupings and working groups have not changed much. Groups observed in Air Arabia also follow suit. To begin with, the crew that operates on most flights between Sharjah and Bahrain have continued to maintain a common spiritual base as one of the approaches to their social grouping. Besides, the crew undergo rigorous training to learn the goals and objectives of the Airline (French, 1999, p. 240)
Ultimately, before accepting terms of their job offers, they are asked to commit to the long-term strategic missions of the organization. A striking feature about the bases of the airline’s working group is the notion that they share sentiments within an exclusive environment. This occurs when they are working autonomously and doing different roles. This facilitates the individuals’ behavior in each group to influence the rest of the group members who then emerge to share the same views. For example, in a general consensus, the crew agrees to swap roles (Wilmot, 2007, p.195).
The workforce in Air Arabia is highly motivated. The group members are given an opportunity to participate in the airline’s decision-making process. This gives them an important moment to addressable performed well amidst stiff competition in the Air travel business.
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