Psychological Dimensions of Organizational Behavior / Edition 2

Psychological Dimensions of Organizational Behavior / Edition 2

by Barry M. Straw
     
 

This comprehensive book contains carefully chosen pieces that cover human behavior in organizations, from individual motivation to organizational processes. This anthology offers a broad mix of classic and recent articles; it covers emerging areas of interest such as business ethics and processes of creativity and change. This collection of readings is separated into… See more details below

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This comprehensive book contains carefully chosen pieces that cover human behavior in organizations, from individual motivation to organizational processes. This anthology offers a broad mix of classic and recent articles; it covers emerging areas of interest such as business ethics and processes of creativity and change. This collection of readings is separated into four clearly defined dimensions: why and how we work; thinking and making decisions; interacting with others: social and group processes; and facing the future: creativity, innovation, and organizational leadership. An excellent resource for managers and other executives who need to know how to effectively lead their departments; this book provides the skills necessary for understanding the organization, and how power, influence, and interpersonal relations affect their businesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780024161536
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/05/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Dimension IWhy and How We Work1
Reading 1Individual Differences: Personality and Ability3
Reading 2Motivation: A Diagnostic Approach25
Reading 3Goal-Setting - A Motivational Technique That Works37
Reading 4On the Folly of Rewarding A, While Hoping for B49
Reading 5A New Strategy for Job Enrichment59
Reading 6Fighting the War for Talent Is Hazardous to Your Organization's Health77
Reading 7Organizational Psychology and the Pursuit of the Happy/Productive Worker89
Reading 8The Subtle Significance of Job Satisfaction100
Reading 9Expression of Emotion as Part of the Work Role106
Dimension IIThinking and Making Decisions121
Reading 10The Rationalizing Animal123
Reading 11Escape from Reality: Illusions in Everyday Life131
Reading 12The Self-Perception of Motivation157
Reading 13The Power of Social Information in the Workplace172
Reading 14Common Biases181
Reading 15Understanding Behavior in Escalation Situations206
Reading 16Napoleon's Tragic March Home from Moscow: Lessons in Hubris215
Reading 17Business Ethics: Four Spheres of Executive Responsibility229
Reading 18Ethical Leadership and the Psychology of Decision Making241
Dimension IIIInteracting With Others: Social and Group Processes259
Reading 19Opinions and Social Pressure261
Reading 20Behavioral Study of Obedience268
Reading 21Harnessing the Science of Persuasion279
Reading 22Commitment and the Control of Organizational Behavior and Belief287
Reading 23The Smile Factory: Work at Disneyland294
Reading 24Corporations, Culture, and Commitment: Motivation and Social Control in Organizations307
Reading 25The Role of the Founder in Creating Organizational Culture320
Reading 26Unexpected Connections: Considering Employees' Personal Lives Can Revitalize Your Business335
Reading 27Managing Attraction and Intimacy at Work345
Reading 28Executive Women and the Myth of Having It All358
Reading 29Who Gets Power - And How They Hold On to It: A Strategic-Contingency Model of Power369
Reading 30Influence Without Authority: The Use of Alliances, Reciprocity, and Exchange to Accomplish Work385
Reading 31Who Tempered Radicals Are and What They Do395
Reading 32Suppose We Took Groups Seriously ...407
Reading 33Groupthink416
Reading 34The Design of Work Teams424
Dimension IVFacing the Future: Creativity, Innovation, and Organizational Leadership445
Reading 35Within You, Without You: The Social Psychology of Creativity, and Beyond447
Reading 36Weirder Than Fiction: The Reality and Myths of Creativity468
Reading 37Why No One Really Wants Creativity476
Reading 38The Weird Rules of Creativity481
Reading 39Managing Innovation: When Less Is More490
Reading 40The Political Nature of Innovation502
Reading 41Pathfinding, Problem Solving, and Implementing: The Management Mix513
Reading 42Managing with Power524
Reading 43Ambidextrous Organizations: Managing Evolutionary and Revolutionary Change529

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