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Understanding Organizational Behavior represents the solid scholarly foundations on which the science of organizational behavior was built, the realities of contemporary life in organizations, and the challenges that constantly present themselves. Our overarching theme of change is accompanied by four supporting subthemes: globalization, diversity, technology, and ethics. Each theme presents its own challenges and presents demands on individuals to learn, grow, and adjust. This text presents the opportunity to learn concepts, ideas, and theories that help enhance the management of human behavior at work.
PART I. INTRODUCTION 1. Organizational Behavior in Changing Times 2. Organizations and Managerial Challenges in the Twenty-First Century PART II. INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOR 3. Personality, Perception, and Attribution 4. Attitudes, Values, and Ethics 5. Motivation at Work 6. Learning and Performance Management PART III. INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOR 7. Communication 8. Work Teams and Groups 9. Decision Making by Individuals and Groups 10. Power and Political Behavior 11. Leadership and Followership 12. Conflict and Negotiation PART IV. ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES AND STRUCTURE 13. Jobs and the Design of Work 14. Organizational Design and Structure 15. Organizational Culture 16. Managing Change