DescriptionThis new edition builds on the strengths and successes of the first edition and has been fully updated to reflect changes in the world of work, following the global financial crisis.
The authors combine a managerial approach, focusing on practical, real-world applications, with a rigorous critical perspective that analyses the research behind the theories. The text addresses alternative theoretical perspectives, in parallel to the introduction of new worldwide cases and examples. New pedagogical features, such as the Ethical Dilemma and Critical Thinking boxes, reinforce the critical approach. The concise coverage of the core topics can be applied to both one-semester and year-long teaching and learning patterns.
How to use this book.
Acknowledgements and Photo Credits.
PART 1 INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER 1 What is organizational behaviour?
PART 2 INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO WORK.
CHAPTER 2 Perception, personality and values.
CHAPTER 3 Learning, reinforcement and self-management.
CHAPTER 4 Motivation and empowerment.
PART 3 MANAGING THE ORGANIZATION.
CHAPTER 5 Changing worlds and the design of work.
CHAPTER 6 Organizational structure and design.
CHAPTER 7 Organizational culture.
PART 4 PEOPLE, PROCESSES AND PERFORMANCE.
CHAPTER 8 Groups and teams.
CHAPTER 9 Leadership.
CHAPTER 10 Power, politics and decision making in organizations.
CHAPTER 11 Communication, confl ict and negotiation in organizations.
CHAPTER 12 Organizational change.
PART 5 CASE STUDIES.
- Relevant new academic material published in 2008 and 2009 throughout the text as appropriate.
- Updated opening vignettes across a number of chapters to maintain topical focus-‘credit crunch’ etc.
- A stronger applied focus by stressing the relative applicability of all topic areas in work organisations.
- Expanded coverage of emotion and identity and a more in-depth treatment of personality.
- New video resource package with video case studies.
- New pedagogical features, such as the Ethical Dilemma and Critical Thinking boxes, reinforce the critical approach.
- Reinforces the critical approach taken in the previous editions of this text by firstly including examples of unethical or otherwise negative behaviour on the part of organizations and secondly by including ‘critical text boxes’ which introduce alternative theoretical perspectives
- Applies OB concepts squarely within a 21st century work and organizational context
- A colourful and well presented text
- Clear writing style
- Includes theory and research data from other cultures
- Refers to alternative theoretical perspectives, in parallel to the introduction of worldwide cases and examples
- Includes examples from across all sectors including small businesses and not-for-profit organizations
- Features real world examples in Opening Vignettes, OB in Action boxes, and numerous short and longer Case Studies
- Includes Effective Manager boxes that offer practical advice and checklists
- Counterpoint boxes highlight negative occurrences within workplaces and alternative political perspectives
- Research in Action boxes link to additional journal articles available on the book companion website
- Features Individual and Group activities, Running Projects, Discussion Questions and Assignments