Organizational Behavior / Edition 1

Organizational Behavior / Edition 1

by Robert E Stevens, David L Loudon, O. Jeff Harris, Jr, Sandra J Hartman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789015005

ISBN-13: 9780789015006

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Develop effective management skills with up-to-date theory and research!

An effective understanding of workplace behavior requires a solid grounding in both principles and practice. Organizational Behavior provides both. This comprehensive textbook uses realistic case examples, self-tests, and plentiful tables and figures to illustrate the principles of

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Develop effective management skills with up-to-date theory and research!

An effective understanding of workplace behavior requires a solid grounding in both principles and practice. Organizational Behavior provides both. This comprehensive textbook uses realistic case examples, self-tests, and plentiful tables and figures to illustrate the principles of organizational behavior.

Each chapter begins by posing a difficult work situation, which may be a conflict, a problem with motivation, or an issue of diversity. Then it goes on to discuss the principles and theories that apply to the case, returning to it at times to see how various strategies work. The start-of-chapter problems catch students’interest, and the clear explications of theory give them the concepts they need to come up with innovative solutions.

The classic areas of ethics, problem employees, motivation, conflict, and organizational culture are amply covered, but Organizational Behavior also deals with areas too often neglected, including:

  • the physical atmosphere of the workplace
  • the effects of new technologies on workers
  • the pitfalls and opportunities of globalization
  • diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace
  • both informal and formal organizational structure
  • workplace gossip and the office grapevine
Organizational Behavior integrates theory with practice so that students learn to apply concepts to real-world problems. This comprehensive textbook, the second edition of Human Behavior at Work, also features discussion questions, additional cases, self-tests, and useful tables and figures. A teacher's manual with lecture notes and a test bank is also available.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789015006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Human Behavior at Work - With an Emphasis on Ethics1
Ch. 2Diversity and Inequity in the Workplace21
Ch. 3Globalization and Its Effects51
Ch. 4Organizational Culture - The Planned, Structured Side71
Ch. 5Organizational Culture - The Informal Organization and Power and Politics95
Ch. 6What Good Are Groups, Anyway?127
Ch. 7The Physical Surroundings of the Workplace149
Ch. 8Perception and the Individual173
Ch. 9Personal Needs in the Workplace199
Ch. 10The Role of Leadership in the Organization227
Ch. 11Stimulating Employees to Action - The Motivational Process257
Ch. 12The Reinforcement View of Motivation283
Ch. 13Communicating Concepts and Information305
Ch. 14Planned and Unplanned Change and Organizational Development343
Ch. 15Managing Conflict371
Ch. 16Stress and Other Problems397
Ch. 17Technology - Its Impact in the Workplace421
Notes443
Name Index465
Subject Index471

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