Managing Today! / Edition 1

Managing Today! / Edition 1

by Stephen P. Robbins
     
 

This unique, re-engineered book defines and describes the new "paradigm" brought on by recent dramatic changes in the field of management. Managing Today! redefines the traditional "functional" approach employed by previous management books to more accurately reflect recent, fundamental changes in the economy and workplace—changes that have

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This unique, re-engineered book defines and describes the new "paradigm" brought on by recent dramatic changes in the field of management. Managing Today! redefines the traditional "functional" approach employed by previous management books to more accurately reflect recent, fundamental changes in the economy and workplace—changes that have significantly reshaped today's managers' jobs. Robbins' balanced approach presents an effective integration of theory and application displayed within a clear, visual design specifically tailored for today's readers. Coverage includes changing issues in today's workplace (risk, privatization, multiple skills, and continual retraining); culture shock; time-management skills; cycle-time reduction and technology transfer; virtual teams; human behavior; leadership; trust building; change management; and more. For human resources professionals, business managers/team leaders, and anyone interested in Organizational Behavior and Business Management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132333139
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
8.19(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author1
Pt. 1Introduction2
1Welcome to the Changing World of Work2
2Managing Organizations and People: Who, What, and Why?34
Pt. 2Decision, Planning, and Monitoring Systems66
3Making Decisions66
4Monitoring the Environment102
5Planning Systems136
6Monitoring Performance Through Control Systems170
Pt. 3Organizing Tasks, People, and Culture206
7Technology and the Design of Work Processes206
8Organization Design236
9Managing Human Resources266
10Understanding Groups and Developing Effective Teams304
11Creating and Sustaining the Organization's Culture338
Pt. 4Leading and Empowering People366
12Understanding the Basics of Human Behavior366
13Work Motivation and Rewards404
14Basic Issues in Leadership440
15Contemporary Issues in Leadership470
16Building Trust500
17Developing Interpersonal Skills524
Pt. 5Organizational Renewal560
18Managing Change: Revisiting the Changing World of Work560
AppThe Historical Roots of Current Management Practice595
Integrative Video Cases: Mad Dogs & Englishmen611
Photo Credits620
Name and Organization Index622
Glindex (a combined subject index and glossary)638

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