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Group Dynamics and Organizational Culture Effective Work Groups and Organizations

ISBN-10: 1403987335
ISBN-13: 9781403987334
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.92" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Psychology of Work Groups and Organizations
Introduction
Group dynamics
The larger organization
Summary
Questions
Group Processes and Outcomes
Performance and Decision-Making in Work Groups
Introduction
Definition and types of work groups
Individual versus group performance
Decision-making in groups
Work group effectiveness in organizational contexts
Some practical implications for groups at work
Summary
Questions
Conflict and Negotiation in Groups at Work
Introduction
The conflict process
Conflict and work group effectiveness
Conflict management and negotiation in the workplace
Summary
Questions
Group Creativity and Innovation
Introduction
The concepts of innovation and creativity
Factors affecting organizational creativity and innovation
Creativity-enhancement techniques
Summary
Questions
Part II The Larger Organization
The Concept of Organizational Culture
Introduction
What is organizational culture?
The manifestation of culture at various levels of awareness
The elements of organizational culture
The use of qualitative and quantitative methods
The relationship between organizational culture and organizational climate
Summary
Questions
Leadership and Organizational Culture
Introduction
Schein's theoretical account of organizational culture and leadership
Trice and Beyer's approach to cultural leadership
Transformational leadership and organizational culture
Leadership and national culture
Leadership, organizational culture and performance
Summary
Questions
Organizational Culture and Performance
Introduction
The strong culture hypothesis
Dimensions of culture related to performance
Some early models
Denison's theory of organizational culture and effectiveness
The centrality of humanistic and achievement orientations
The contingency approach to the culture-performance link
Person-organization fit and organizational performance
Some final considerations
Summary
Questions
Organizational Change
Introduction
The targets and context of organizational change
Factors associated with organizational change
Organizational change strategies
Reactions to change
Summary
Questions
Author Index
Subject Index

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