Organizational Behavior / Edition 12by John R. Schermerhorn
Pub. Date: 11/01/2011
Taking the Lead In one very important way, successful organizations are like flocks of geese. Geese fly in a 'V' formation, which provides the flock a substantially longer flying range (71% longer) than if each bird flew alone. Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose takes over at the point position. The lessons to be learned are clear:
*people can get where they are going more quickly and easily when they travel together with a common direction and sense of mutual assistance
*it pays to take turns doing the difficult tasks and sharing leadership roles because individuals in organizations are interdependent
*successful organizations in today's global environment are made up of people who are doing just that working together to achieve a common goal
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Table of ContentsENVIRONMENT.
Organizational Behavior Today.
The High Performance Workplace.
Global Dimensions of Organizational Behavior.
Diversity and Individual Differences.
Perception and Attribution.
Motivation and Reinforcement (combines old 5 & 7).
Human Resource Management Systems.
High Performance Job Designs.
The Nature of Groups.
Teamwork and High Performance Teams.
Basic Attributes of Organizations.
Information Technology and Organizational Design.
High Performance Organizational Cultures.
High Performance Leadership (Ch. 15 the old edition).
Power and Politics (Ch. 14 in old edition).
Information and Communication.
Conflict and Negotiation.
Change, Innovation and Stress.
MODULE: Research Foundations of Organizational Behavior (no changes from last edition).
THE OB SKILLS BUILDING WORKBOOK.
Cases for Critical Thinking.
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