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Where does Organizational Behavior lie on a scale of 1 to 10

Updated on January 20, 2012

On a 1 to 10 scale measuring a sophistication of the scientific discipline in predicting phenomena, mathematical physics would probably be a 10. Where do you think Organizational Behavior would fall on the scale? Why?

Organizational Behavior (OB) would fall on 3 on the scale measuring a sophistication of the scientific deplane in predicting phenomena. There are laws in physical sciences that are consistent & apply to a wide range of similar situations. These laws allow scientists to predict phenomena such as date & time of solar & lunar eclipses, time of salaat (Obligatory prayers for Muslims), time of sehr (break of dawn) and iftar (sunset) in the month of Ramadan. Human Behavior, however, is complex and often changeable. Two people – even if they are twins – often act differently in one situation but the same people act in their own special way in another situation. This takes OB away from 10.

Human Behavior is varying but this does not mean that it is random. We can give reasonably accurate explanations for our actions. This behavior will take mark a little away from 0 to, say, 3.

Human behavior is not as predictable as mathematics but we cannot totally deny the possibility of it being unsurprising


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