‘Human behavior refers to the array of every physical action and observable emotion associated with individuals, as well as the human race as a whole. While specific traits of one’s personality and temperament may be more consistent, other behaviors will change as an individual moves from birth through adulthood. In addition to being dictated by age and genetics, behavior, driven in part by the thoughts and feelings, is an insight into individual psyche, revealing among other things like attitudes and values.’ .. states Wikipedia.
Success or failure of any group or mission largely depends on how they approach the problem at hand. Attitude of the person in question plays a critical role on how he or she behaves in response to the situation he or she is in. ‘An attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a person, place, thing, or event.’ The interesting thing about an attitude and human beings is that it changes or alters between each individual. Everyone has a different attitude towards different things. A main factor that determines attitude is likes and dislikes.
I am currently reading a book on ‘4 Disciplines of Execution – Achieving your Wildly Important Goals’ written by the top management team at Franklincovey. The book focuses on human behavior as a tool, as a variant which will determine the success or failure of the modern organizations in the coming years. We know for sure that the employees of a company play a major role in building successful organizations. The market competition can duplicate your successful product or solution, but they cannot duplicate your valued well-retained manpower that is trained to meet the tall aims of your business activity.
How can we identify and focus on the Wildly Important Goals? How can we develop and ensure ‘requisite’ human behaviour is put in action and accomplish these wildly important goals? How do we check such progress and maintain the score on the lead measures in order to sustain the human behavior so developed? How do we account for and ensure that the lag measures (or the desired result or outcome) are achieved within the framework and timeline of the project?
In a typical style of Dr Stephen Covey’s training methodology, the emphasis is laid upon achieving ‘inside-out’ irreversible change of human behavior in order to build world class organizations. Thereby, the training methodology determines the organizational behavior in the long run.