Organizational Behavior / Edition 7

Organizational Behavior / Edition 7

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by John R. Schermerhorn, Richard N. Osborn, James G. Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471420638

ISBN-13: 9780471420637

Pub. Date: 11/25/2002

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471420637
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/25/2002
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

ENVIRONMENT.
Organizational Behavior Today.
The High Performance Workplace.
Global Dimensions of Organizational Behavior.
MANAGING INDIVIDUALS.
Diversity and Individual Differences.
Perception and Attribution.
Motivation and Reinforcement (combines old 5 & 7).
Human Resource Management Systems.
High Performance Job Designs.
MANAGING GROUPS.
The Nature of Groups.
Teamwork and High Performance Teams.
MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS.
Basic Attributes of Organizations.
Information Technology and Organizational Design.
High Performance Organizational Cultures.
MANAGING PROCESSES.
High Performance Leadership (Ch. 15 the old edition).
Power and Politics (Ch. 14 in old edition).
Information and Communication.
Decision Making.
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.
Experiential Exercises.
Self-Assessment Inventories.

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Organizational Behavior 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it is difficult to keep up with the pace of change in the business world, this book seems to weather the storm well. There is TONS of practical information you can use each day. Very comprehensive overview - nicely written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately this is the textbook for my Org Behavior class. The book is a marketing vehicle for another magazine. The examples are vague and imprecise, and the treatment of many topics is cursory at best. The book is not written well and is poorly edited with many typos.