Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

by Cary L. Cooper, Sheena Johnson, Lynn Holdsworth
     
 

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Get up to speed on the science of human behaviour in the workplace

Organisational behaviour is all about how people behave at work. It encompasses a wide range of topics that are crucial to business success. This fun-to-read primer quickly gets you up to speed on all the essentials of this fascinating subject. From personality differences and teams to personnel

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Get up to speed on the science of human behaviour in the workplace

Organisational behaviour is all about how people behave at work. It encompasses a wide range of topics that are crucial to business success. This fun-to-read primer quickly gets you up to speed on all the essentials of this fascinating subject. From personality differences and teams to personnel selection and motivation, the authors – all distinguished experts in the field – cover all the core OB concepts, making this the perfect introduction for students and a useful guide for managers looking to apply these concepts in practice.

  • Get the lowdown on OB – find out why understanding psychological and behavioural principles can be so important to success
  • Find out what makes people tick – gain powerful insights into why individuals behave the way they do in the workplace and the roles of intellectual, personality, and cultural differences
  • Discover why people act the way they do in groups – benefit from the latest OB thinking on group and team dynamics
  • Make sense of leadership – explore various leadership styles and their effects on groups, as well as how great leaders consistently motivate employees to exceed their limits
  • Take a bird's-eye view – get a clearer picture of the workplace at the organisational level and a deeper understanding of company culture and climate, organisational change, and more
  • Hire for excellence – get the latest on employee recruitment, development, and performance appraisals

Open the book and find:

  • A look at the nature of the individual in the workplace
  • Advice on group and team dynamics and why they can break down
  • Guidance on the employer/employee psychological contract
  • Effective leadership and motivation methods
  • Job design and performance appraisal techniques
  • Advice on hiring and developing employees
  • How to minimise the cost of stress in organisations
  • How the modern workplace is changing

Learn about:

  • The psychology of the workplace
  • The role of individuals, teams, and groups in organisations
  • Personality, motivation, and leadership in the workplace
  • How the modern workplace is changing

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119977919
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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