Managing Behavior in Organizations

ISBN-10: 0131992384
ISBN-13: 9780131992382
Edition: 5th 2010
Authors: Jerald Greenberg
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Description: "Managing Behavior in Organizations" provides a brief tour of the scientific and practical highlights of organizational behavior (OB). The Field of Organizational Behavior; Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility;  More...

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Book details

List price: $153.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

"Managing Behavior in Organizations" provides a brief tour of the scientific and practical highlights of organizational behavior (OB). The Field of Organizational Behavior; Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility; Psychological Processes in Organizations: Personality, Perception, and Learning; Coping with Organizational Life: Emotions and Stress; Work-Related Attitudes: Prejudice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment; What Motivates People to Work?; Interpersonal Behavior in the Workplace; Organizational Communication; Group Processes and Work Teams; Making Decisions in Organizations; The Quest for Leadership; Culture, Creativity, and Innovation; Designing Effective Organizations; Managing Organizational Change: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development MARKET: For readers who have no special background or training in the social sciences to use as a stand-alone guide to the essentials of OB.

Preface
Introduction
The Field of Organizational Behavior
What Is Organizational Behavior and Why Does it Matter?
What Are the Field's Fundamental Assumptions?
OB Then and Now: A Capsule History of the Field
Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility
Organizational Justice: Fairness Matters
Ethical Behavior in Organizations
Beyond Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility
Individual Behavior
Psychological Processes in Organizations: Personality, Perception, and Learning
Personality: The Unique Differences Between Us
Social Perception: Understanding and Judging Others
Learning: Adapting to the World of Work
Applications of Learning in Organizations
Coping with Organizational Life: Emotions and Stress
Understanding Emotions and Mood
The Role of Emotions and Mood in Organizations
Managing Emotions in Organizations
The Basic Nature of Stress
Major Causes of Stress in the Workplace
Major Effects of Organizational Stress
Reducing Stress: What Can Be Done?
Work-Related Attitudes: Prejudice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment
Prejudice: Negative Attitudes Toward Others
Strategies for Overcoming Workplace Prejudice: Managing a Diverse Workforce
Theories of Job Satisfaction: Attitudes Toward Jobs
Consequences of Job Dissatisfaction-and Ways to Avoid Them
Organizational Commitment: Attitudes Toward Companies
What Motivates People to Work?
The Basic Nature of Motivation
Motivating by Meeting Basic Human Needs
Motivating by Being Equitable
Expectancy Theory: Believing You Can Get What You Want
Goal Setting: Taking Aim at Performance Targets
Designing Jobs That Motivate
Group Behavior
Interpersonal Behavior in the Workplace
The Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships
Prosocial Behavior: Helping Others
Cooperation: Providing Mutual Assistance
Competition: The Opposite of Cooperation
Conflict: The Inevitable Result of Incompatible Interests
Deviant Organizational Behavior
Organizational Communication
The Communication Process
Communicating With and Without Words: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Improving Your Communication Skills
Group Processes and Work Teams
What Is a Group?
The Basic Building Blocks of Group Dynamics
Individual Performance in Groups
Teams: Empowered Work Groups
Effective Team Performance
How to Develop Successful Teams
Making Individual and Group Decisions in Organizations
The Fundamental Nature of Decision Making
Varieties of Organizational Decisions
How Are Individual Decisions Made?
The Imperfect Nature of Human Decisions
Group Decisions: Do Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth?
Structural Approaches for Improving Group Decisions
Computer-Based Approaches to Promoting Effective Decisions
The Quest for Leadership
What Is Leadership? Some Fundamental Issues
The Trait Approach: Are Some People "Born Leaders"?
The Behavior Approach: What Do Leaders Do?
Contingency Theories of Leader Effectiveness
Emerging Trends and Challenges in Leadership Practice
Leadership Development: Bringing Out the Leader Within You
Organizational Processes
Culture, Creativity, and Innovation
Organizational Culture: Its Basic Nature
The Formation and Maintenance of Organizational Culture
Organizational Culture: Its Effects and Capacity to Change
Creativity in Individuals and Teams
Promoting Creativity in Organizations
The Process of Innovation
Designing Effective Organizations
Structural Dimensions of Organizations
Departmentalization: Ways of Structuring Organizations
Traditional Organizational Designs
Emerging Organizational Designs
Interorganizational Designs: Going Beyond the Single Organization
Managing Organizational Change: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development
Today's First Rule of Business: Change or Disappear!
External Forces for Organizational Change
Planning Strategic Change
Readiness for Change: Accepting and Resisting Organizational Change
Organizational Development Interventions: Implementing Planned Change
Key Questions About Organizational Development
Notes
Company Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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