Chapter 1 organizational behaviour and management (pg. Organizations are social inventions for accomplishing common goals through group effort. Hok, cbc, toronto blue jays and a college sorority or fraternity. When organizations are social inventions, this means that their essential characteristic is the coordinated presence of people (e. g. not owning lots of things such as equipment or offices) The field of organizational behaviour is about understanding people and managing them to work effectively. Organizations such as cbc, toronto blue jays and a college sorority/fraternity have goals of winning baseball games, delivering news, and educating people. Non-profit organizations have goals such as saving souls, promoting the arts, helping the needy, or educating people. All organizations have survival as a goal but some organizations do fail (e. g. canadian. Airlines, eaton"s, the montreal expos, and jetsgo etc) The field of organizational behaviour is concerned with how organizations can survive and adapt to change. Certain behaviours are necessary for survival and adaptation.