• The first objective is to describe systematically how people behave under different conditions. Achieving this allows administrators to communicate with a common language about human behavior at work.
• A second objective is to understand why people behave as they do. Administrators became increasingly frustrated if they could talk about the behavior of their employees without understanding the underlying reasons. Therefore, the managers concerned, learn to probe for explanations.
• Predicting the future behavior of employees is another objective of organizational behavior. Ideally, administrators would be able to predict which employees will be engaged and productive, and which are characterized by absenteeism, tardiness or disruptive behavior at one point (so that preventive action is possible).