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Organizational Behavior, 2nd Edition



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Organizational Behavior, 2nd Edition

Mary Uhl-Bien, Ronald F. Piccolo, John R. Schermerhorn Jr.

ISBN: 978-1-119-50369-9 February 2020

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Organizational Behavior is a multidimensional product to allow for student development in knowledge, analysis, synthesis and personal development with pedagogical features designed to bring Organizational Behavior to life. This product reframes the content of organizational behavior to reflect the inherent interdependence of factors that explain human behavior. Traditional OB topics are introduced as part of an integrated framework for answering practically-relevant questions: 

1) Why do people behave as they do? 

2) How can I effectively manage myself and influence others? 

  1. Introducing Organizational Behavior 
  2. OB in Context 
  3. Individual Differences 
  4. Cognition and Emotion 
  5. Motivation 
  6. Work Well in Teams 
  7. Be an Effective Leader and Follower  
  8. Understand and Manage Power and Politics 
  9. Building Strong Relationships and Networks  
  10. Develop Communication Skills  
  11. Handle Conflict, Negotiation, and Decision Making 

Organizational Behavior 2e is uniquely built and framed for the digital world. All content is presented in a modular format, providing students with a better learning experience. With this edition, topics and assets are now presented in smaller standalone modules versus long running restricted chapters. Now instructors have more flexibility for customized presentations and lectures. The chapter content is still considered the core modular content but is now enhanced with new integrative modules that consist of timely cases, activities, exercises and new author videos that tie everything together for students.

Learning objectives associated with each module/topic are:

  • Centered on three objectives – Content, Cognition, Conduct
  • Multidimensional, allowing for student development in knowledge, analysis, synthesis, and personal development
  • Scripted to guide choice and timing of activities that take place before, during, and after class meetings

New Instructor’s Manual: Offering helpful teaching ideas, advice on course development, sample assignments, learning objectives, lecture outlines, class exercises, lecture notes, course section reviews, and more.

New author added the team – Ron Piccolo, of Central Florida University, joins for this edition.

Collaboration: A key theme underlying the course is the need to move beyond the limits of hierarchical thinking and recognize we live in an increasingly interconnected and collaborative world. The changing nature of organizational life requires everyone, not just managers, to embrace shared responsibility and collaborative thinking. Making sense of and building skills to succeed in this collaborative context are mainstream themes for the course.

Emphasis on Relationships: Drawn from current research, the course highlights the importance of interpersonal relationships in OB. Special emphasis is placed on relationship-building processes relative to communication, power, and leadership.

Context Is a New Key Theme Throughout: Students aremcontinually reminded to think about organizational behavior as it occurs in a dynamic and ever-changing world. Sections on organizational culture and structure will work well for those who like to start their course by framing first in organizational context, and then bringing it down to the individual level.

Communication: Organizations need effective communicators. The discussion of communication has been refreshed to incorporate research on voice, silence, feedback-giving and feedback-seeking.

Leadership Process Material Has Been Substantially Updated: Leadership process material has been substantially updated to reflect emerging trends in leadership research on identity, followership, relational leadership and collective leadership. The overview of trait, behavioral, and contingency approaches to leadership is extended to include a discussion of complexity leadership and ethics.