The paper 'Impact of Facebook on People - Cyberpsychology Theories" is a good example of a management case study. Organizational behavior is the study of how human beings interact with other individuals or groups in an organization (Tavitiyaman, Zhang & Qu 2012). It helps in identifying the attitude of different individuals or groups of people towards different circumstances in an organization. There several aspects of organizational behavior such as people, the structure, technology as well as the environment (Richard, Devinney, Yip & Johnson 2009). Technology, on the other hand, is a branch of knowledge which focuses in creation and utilization of technical methods and how they interact with human beings and the environment in various disciplines (Grant, Hall, Wailes, & Wright 2006).
From the definitions, it is clear that Facebook, one of the social media platforms is the technology while the organizational structure is an aspect of organizational behavior. Facebook as technology has different impacts both positive and negative to human beings or individuals in an organization. It is a technology that has affected interactions of people in the organization set in a number of ways as individuals use it to interact and pass information or facilitate communication.
Facebook and organization structure in an organization qualify to be analyzed using cyberpsychology theories since communication through technology is facilitated using cyberspace. This essay will analyze the impact of Facebook on people, as an aspect of organizational behavior in an organization with the application of cyberpsychology theories. The structure as an aspect of organizational behavior Land and Corbett (2001) say that an organization is a system with a purpose. Individuals and the activities they perform are organized in a way for them to achieve the goals and objectives of the system.
Individuals or people in an organization constitute the social subsystem of an organization internally. People create an organization to serve people; they include the managers as well as employees who are supposed to perform certain activities for the realization of the organization goals. The structure as an aspect explains how people relate in an organization (Land and Corbett 2001). Technology In an organization, technologies have the purpose of transforming outputs as well as inputs.
Technology also provides economic and physical resources to work with people in the process of attaining organizational goals and objectives (Grant, Hall, Wailes, & Wright 2006). It influences greatly the working relationships among the individuals in an organization. Facebook is a mediating technology where individuals can pass or get information in the organization. It has positive as well as negative consequences to the structure of the organization. Impact of Facebook on the structure Positive impacts Facebook use is of many benefits to organization structure. Through interactions by Facebook users within the organization, employees and managers can get a sense of social connectedness as well as belongingness in the online interaction environment (Chen 2007).
This will consequently lead to reduced levels of anxiety and depression among the immediate stakeholders in an organization. Employees will interact freely with their managers through the technology and hence their productivity will be increased (Chen 2007). Facebook users in an organization will have a chance to engage in one too many communications. This will make them have an opportunity to share about their lives. Individual’ s social activities will be passed across many people in the organization and this will improve their psychological status in the long run for the benefit of the organization.
Some concepts in the organization structure will increase their meaning with the use of Facebook. The hierarchy of authority or how the powers are distributed within the organization will make more sense through interactions on Facebook. Just like the futurist argument technological advancement like the invention of Facebook platform brings fundamental changes and benefits in improved communication, freedom of expression, improved understanding among individuals in the organization structure (Grant, Hall, Wailes, & Wright 2006).
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