Managing Behavior in Organizations

ISBN-10: 0131447467

ISBN-13: 9780131447462

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Jerald Greenberg

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This excellent paperback provides a brief, yet comprehensive tour of the scientific and practical highlights of organizational behavior (OB). It gets right to the point by focusing on essential concepts and practices that those in businessreallyneed to know. It allows readers to understand and appreciate the essentials of OB as a practical and scientific field by providing a good balance between research/theory and practical applications for the concepts presented.A long list of cutting-edge topics are covered in this easy-to-understand, conversationally-written book. It includes integrated coverage of Internet/Web-based organizational behavior concepts with special treatment of e-commerce, and includes practical tips and suggestions telling readers how to apply OB in their own jobs. Coverage includes: individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational processes.A especially handy reference for practicing managers and executives in corporate training programs.
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Book details

List price: $128.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

What Is Organizational Behavior? Understanding What the Field Is All About
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
What Lies Ahead in This Book?
Individual Behavior
Social Perception and Learning
Social Perception: Understanding and Judging Others
Learning: Adapting to the World of Work
Personality, Feelings, and Stress
Personality: The Unique Differences Between Us
Feelings: The Importance of Emotions and Mood at Work
Stress in Organizations
What Motivates People to Work?
What Is Motivation? A Definition
Motivating by Meeting Basic Human Needs
Motivating by Being Fair
Expectancy Theory: Believing You Can Get What You Want
Goal Setting: Taking Aim at Performance Targets
Designing Jobs That Motivate
Work-Related Attitudes: Prejudice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment
Prejudice: Negative Attitudes Toward Others
Job Satisfaction: Attitudes Toward One's Job
Organizational Commitment: Attitudes Toward Companies
Group Behavior
Interpersonal Behavior in the Workplace
The Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships
Prosocial Behavior: Helping Others
Cooperation: Providing Mutual Assistance
Conflict: The Inevitable Result of Incompatible Interests
Deviant Organizational Behavior
Joining Up and Fitting In: Socialization and Career Development
Organizational Socialization: Becoming Part of the Company
Careers: Sequences of Work Experiences
Personal Strategies for Career Management
Organizational Communication
The Communication Process
Communicating With and Without Words: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Improving Your Communications Skills
Group Dynamics and Teamwork
The Nature of Groups
Group Dynamics: People Working with Others
Teams: Empowered Work Groups
How Effective Are Work Teams? Sorting Through the Evidence
Guidelines for Developing Effective Teams
Making Decisions in Organizations
The Fundamental Nature of Decision Making
Varieties of Organizational Decisions
The Imperfect Nature of Human Decisions
Group Decisions: Do Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth?
Techniques for Improving Group Decisions
Organizational Processes
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
Culture, Creativity, and Innovation
Organizational Culture: Its Basic Nature
The Formation and Maintenance of Organizational Culture
Organizational Culture: Its Consequences 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!
Planning Strategic Change
Readiness for Change: Accepting and Resisting Organizational Change
Organizational Development Interventions: Implementing Planned Change
Special Issues in Organizational Development
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