The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior / Edition 5

The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior / Edition 5

by R. Richard Ritti, Ritti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471133043

ISBN-13: 9780471133049

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This story is about me, and some fellow employees in The Company. When I graduated from school and started working for The Company, I never thought it would be so hard-not only learning my job, but also making sense of the everyday events happening all around me. As I soon discovered, learning the ropes at any organization takes time.

Organizations have their own

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Overview

This story is about me, and some fellow employees in The Company. When I graduated from school and started working for The Company, I never thought it would be so hard-not only learning my job, but also making sense of the everyday events happening all around me. As I soon discovered, learning the ropes at any organization takes time.

Organizations have their own myths, rituals, cultures, and most importantly, their own people. You have to be able to decipher the unwritten rules. I hope my story will provide you with a new way of looking at organizations, and help you analyze, interpret, and understand the everyday realities of organizational life.

This Seventh Edition of The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know is updated and revised to give you a feel for what it's like to currently work for The Company. The new edition includes several new boxes and a new tale, and a significantly rewritten prologue. Also, a new and expanded Instructor's Manual on the website features discussion starter questions related to issues addressed in each of the tales. Extensive notes on these issues are also provided for instructors.

Whether you are a new-comer or an old-timer in the business world, I hope my story will help you on your journey as you learn the ropes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471133049
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Management Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue1
Pt. 1Enter the Men's Hut: Corporate Culture And Socialization9
Sect. 1De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est: Socialization And Perception15
Sect. 2But Some are More Equal than Others: Socialization And Attribution43
Pt. 2What Can't Be Cured Must Be Obscured: The Myth And Mystery Of Motivation And Decision Making67
Sect. 3Doin' What Comes Natcherly: Motivation And Reinforcement Theory73
Sect. 4To Be or Not To Be ... Managerial Decision Making And Motivation101
Pt. 3Whatsoever Ye Soweth, that Shall Ye Also Reap: The Romance Of Leadership And The Forms Of Communication135
Sect. 5Skate Fast Over Thin Ice: The Myth Of Leadership, Perception, And Attribution139
Sect. 6Actions Speak Louder than Words: Communication As Myth, Symbol, And Ritual171
Pt. 4My Object All Sublime, I Shall Achieve in Time: Power, Stratification, And Managerial Mobility197
Sect. 7The Race is Not to the Swift, nor the Battle to the Strong: Mobility And The Power Of Lower Organizational Participants203
Sect. 8There But for the Grace of God Go I: Power, Status, And Cooling Out The Mark239
Conclusion269
Epilogue277
Endnotes280
Selected Readings283

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