Behaviouristic Framework of Organizational Behaviour

Pioneer behaviourists Ivan Pavlov and Jon B. Watson insist that it is advisable and fruitful to the study the behaviour of the human being which is visible than studying the mind which is elusive in nature. The concept of Behavioristic Framework of Organisational Behaviour can be clearly explained with the help of Stimulus and respond.

Stimulus is the force of action or motivation and response is the reaction or the behaviour (Dog and the S-R Concept). Further behaviourists B.F.Skinner developed this concept by considering the environmental consequences which leads to a certain behaviour. Sinner advocates that Behaviour is not the outcome of stimulus alone, but it is an outcome which also depends on contingent environmental consequences of a behaviour.

This means that a human can project different behaviour for the same stimulus and he exhibit a response depending on environmental consequences. Overall it can be said that Behavioural framework based on observable behavior and observable environmental variables.