Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour

Author: John Bratton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137432063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 1326

Do big bonuses really motivate bankers to work harder? Is it better to hire someone with a personality similar to your own? What impact does delivering 'service with a smile' have on employees? Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour answers all of these questions and more, offering insights into contemporary management practices and encouraging you to reflect critically on the realities of the workplace. Building on the success of the previous edition, this new edition offers: • New chapters on organizational change, and diversity and people management • Brand new Links to Management videos featuring business managers and consultants discussing topics such as perception and learning • 12 new Globalization and Organization Misbehaviour vignettes illustrating contemporary organizational practice and its impact across the world • 12 new The Reality of Work boxes providing thought-provoking examples of the interconnection between society and organizational behaviour • Over 200 new references, bringing the discussion right up to date. Visit www.palgrave.com/bratton-ob to access examples of organizational behaviour in popular films such as The Imitation Game, as well as a guide to developing your skills in report writing and oral presentations, and Chinese translations of key vocabulary and chapter summaries.
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Work and Organizational Behaviour 2nd Edition

Understanding the Workplace

Author: John Bratton,Carolyn Forshaw,Militza Callinan,Peter Sawchuk,Martin Corbett

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230366023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 4634

Ever wondered what really motivates people, why bad decisions get made or what the latest blockbuster movie can tell you about leadership? Discover for yourself in this fascinating introduction to organizational behaviour. Written by leading experts, Work and Organizational Behaviour offers great value for money and has already helped thousands of students to develop the skills they need to succeed in their exams, not to mention preparing them for the world of work. The only book to offer a truly balanced and international approach, it ... - Brings the subject to life through case studies, vignettes and links to popular films - Sharpens your critical thinking skills and encourages you to debate - Uses superb illustrations to help you understand important ideas - Gives you a global perspective by including examples from across the world - Gives you FREE access to online learning resources to help you pass your exams, including self-test multiple choice questions, web links, chapter summaries, extra case studies, and lots of advice on essay writing and presentations New features of this fully updated 2nd edition include: - New chapter on organizational culture, plus extra coverage on key areas like work–life balance, identity, emotion, innovation and corporate social responsibility - Over 40 new case studies and vignettes, including 'OB and globalization' features focusing international aspects of OB, and 'Work and society' feature focusing on how organizations interact with their environment - Over 50 new chapter research questions to help you find out more about the subject - New chapter structure to fit better with module structures - Extra help for second-language students including vocab checklists and online advice Announcing the Bratton prize for Organizational Behaviour! Check out www.palgrave.com/business/brattonOB2e/prize for further information
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Organizational Behaviour and Work

A Critical Introduction

Author: Fiona M. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198777132

Category:

Page: 456

View: 1129

As the most critical yet accessible introduction to organizational behaviour and work this book will help you understand the complexities of organizational life and evaluate modern business practices.Classic organizational behaviour topics such as team-working, motivation, and change are complemented by core critical approaches such as power and control, organizational misbehaviour, and health and well-being through a clear three-part structure. Students are encouraged to look beyond adescriptive approach and truly engage with the content. Examples and "Stop and Think" boxes placed throughout chapters, as well as end-of-chapter case studies with accompanying questions, provide the opportunity for this engagement and show how each chapter's theoretical coverage applies inreal-life business situations. Suggestions of films and novels which relate to the chapter topic provide further opportunities to see organizational behaviour in context and demonstrate just how prevalent its principles are in everyday life.The accessible style assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, and the full range of themes and topics explored provides a rich picture of the realities of organizational behaviour and work.This book is accompanied by a selection of online resources, including: For students:* Glossary* Web links * Critical thinking exercises For lecturers:* PowerPoint slides* Questions for research and discussion* Additional case studies * Group exercises
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An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers

Author: Duncan Kitchin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136444211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7141

If you understand organisations then you are more powerful, in that you are then able to further your own interests and/or those of the organisation. It then makes sense that all engineers as part of their undergraduate degrees, or their subsequent professional development, have to study organisational behaviour as part of their management training. This is a major requirement of Engineering Council UK (ECUK) for those wishing to become chartered engineers. This book aims to support courses that go towards meeting the ECUK requirements for management and business training, with coverage of team and group working, and further discussion of international cultural difference, which are major features of engineering degrees today. Chapters also cover key issues for maintaining a healthy working environment within an organisation, such as motivating employees, managing stress and dealing with organisational politics, as well as subjects to provide a greater understanding of company management including leadership and organizational structures. An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers provides not only a practical introduction to OB for management students, but also a text that is specifically aimed at the needs of engineers and students of engineering.
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Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Author: Penny Dick,Steve Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780077108076

Category: Organizational behavior

Page: 315

View: 5550

The features include: a concise and straightforward approach, offering a broad introduction to the discipline; new coverage of "discourse" and post-structuralism in organisational analysis; updated case studies at the end of each chapter, illustrating the main themes of the chapter and allowing students to apply OB in practice; questions are found at the end of each case study to test students' understanding of the cases; further reading at the end of each chapter to provide students with the opportunity to explore further topics of interest in OB; and key terms, summaries, discussion and self-test questions to highlight the practical application of OB concepts and encourage students to critically review the material.
Posted in Organizational behavior

Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

Author: Michael Butler,Edward Rose

Publisher: Cipd - Kogan Page

ISBN: 9781843982470

Category: Organizational behavior

Page: 503

View: 523

Get a thorough grounding in the context, theory and practice of organizational behaviour
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Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology: Introduction to work and organizational psychology

Author: Pieter Johan Diederik Drenth,Henk Thierry,Charles Johannes Wolff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863775208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 8491

The introductory volume of the Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology is concerned with definitional, historical and methodological fundamentals. It explores the nature of studies in work and organizational psychology; the role played by the professional psychologist; and the ways in which the discipline has developed within Europe. The editors attempt to characterize the domain of work and organizational psychology, and examine relations between this and other subdisciplines within psychology, as well as those disciplines outside psychology also concerned with work and organization.
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Organisational Behaviour For Dummies

Author: Cary L. Cooper,Sheena Johnson,Lynn Holdsworth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119951240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 1996

Your plain-English introduction to organisational behaviour Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. Whether you're studying OB, or you just want a better understanding of people at work, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this fascinating subject. Inside you'll find out about personality and individual differences, teams and groups, personnel selection and assessment, and health and well-being at work. You'll also find out how leaders lead, how motivators motivate, and how the modern workplace is changing and evolving. An easy-to-read introduction to organisational behaviour for business, management, and organisational psychology students A useful reference for managers A fascinating look at behaviour in the modern workplace Whether you're a student of organisational behaviour, a manager, or a lifelong learner with an interest in human behaviour and psychology in the workplace, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies has you covered.
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The Psychology of Behaviour at Work

The Individual in the Organization

Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135422885

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

View: 5418

This superb introduction to the field of organizational psychology and organizational behaviour builds on the foundation of the highly successful first edition to provide up-to-date explanations of all the key topics in a clear, coherent and accessible style. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and examples as well as end-of-chapter summaries and concluding remarks. Topic sections on key research studies, as well as applied aspects such as human resources applications and cross-cultural issues, lead the reader through the complexities of the theory to its practical application. The Psychology of Behaviour at Work covers all major topics in the field, from vocational choice, personality, attitudes, motivation and stress, to cooperation, learning, training, group dynamics, decision making and leadership. Further sections introduce corporate culture and climate, as well as organisational structure, change and development, and a final section outlines predictions not only for the future study of organizational psychology, but of the future of work itself. As with the first edition, The Psychology of Behaviour at Work will prove to be an invaluable resource for psychology students on work and organizational psychology courses, business students on organizational behaviour courses, and human resources managers eager to expand their knowledge of this fascinating field.
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Organizational Behaviour

People, Process, Work and Human Resource Management

Author: Stephen Perkins,Raisa Arvinen-Muondo

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749463619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1567

There is a large body of shared knowledge between the study of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management but despite the crossover, they are often treated as very distinct disciplines. Written by a team of experts across both fields, Organizational Behaviour bridges the gap between OB and HRM, with an emphasis on inter-cultural and cross-cultural perspectives of organizational development, talent management, and leadership. Through a critical analysis of existing literature and case studies, the contributors cover topics such as corporate governance, ethical business practices, employee morale and motivation, performance management, corporate politics and conflict resolution, workplace diversity, creativity, and change management - all within the framework of current global employment standards and best practices.
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Organizational Behaviour in Sport

Author: James Skinner,Bob Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136476741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 2871

What makes a sport enterprise successful? How can managers working in sport improve organizational effectiveness through strategic behaviour management? This comprehensive and accessible textbook addresses these important questions and examines the theories that underpin organizational analysis in sport. Helping both students and practitioners to understand the different types of behaviour that occur within a sports enterprise, it also demonstrates how to develop ways of managing behaviour more effectively for the benefit of all stakeholders. The book explores behaviour on individual, interpersonal, group and whole-organization levels, and presents an evidence-based framework for analysis built around key concepts such as: Change and culture Leadership Motivation, rewards and incentives Power and influence Conflict, disputes and grievances Equity, diversity and inclusion. With international case studies, learning objectives, review questions and guides to further reading included in every chapter, no other textbook develops critical skills or an awareness of ethical issues in such detail and depth. Organizational Behaviour in Sport is essential reading for all students and practitioners working in sport, leisure or recreation management.
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An Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology

An International Perspective

Author: Nik Chmiel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119168023

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 6780

14.2.2 How comparable are typologies of employment forms across national legislations?
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An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers

A Group and Multicultural Approach

Author: Duncan Kitchin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134799357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 9448

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers: A Group and Multicultural Approach gives a comprehensive overview of how organisations work, with a special focus on group and team working, and issues of diversity and intercultural management. This second edition has been updated throughout, drawing on the latest literature, along with: a new chapter on organisational change, a process which all managers and engineers will encounter on the job; case studies and illustrations showing theories in action; more cross-referencing between chapters, showing how topics are interlinked. This concise textbook not only provides a practical introduction to organisational behaviour for management students, but is also specifically geared towards the needs of engineering students and professionals.
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Work Psychology and Organizational Behaviour

Managing the Individual at Work

Author: Wendy Hollway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240502

Category:

Page: 240

View: 4650

Tracing the development of work psychology and organizational behaviour from the early 20th century to the present, this book focuses on the relations between knowledge, power and practice. The author charts the impact of such psychology upon the emergence of new management tools.
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Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management

Author: David Knights,Hugh Willmott

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 8646

This eagerly awaited introductory textbook provides a fresh approach to the study of Organizational Behaviour and management. Seeking to make the subject matter more relevant and accessible, it treats Organizational Behaviour as a field of activity that has many parallels with what is experienced in everyday life. Students will find it easier to learn about organizations by appreciating how work relations and management activities are not so distant from their own everyday lives. Uniquely, this book presents two distinct and highly contrasting perspectives on Organizational Behaviour. Key elements of what is conventionally studied in the field are introduced and treated as a foil for introducing a critical, less orthodox perspective. Written with the introductory Organizational Behaviour student in mind, this exciting new text has a four-colour design and uses classic pedagogical features such as case studies, think points, discussion questions, learning objectives and linked chapter summaries in order to engage students and provide a stimulating learning – and teaching – environment.
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Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Author: Ron Riggio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317351207

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

View: 3953

Demonstrates the connection between psychological theory and application in the field of Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Introduction to Industrial / Organizational Psychology is a student-centered, real-world driven program designed and written with the student in mind, giving examples and illustrations relevant to their world of work. The sixth edition continues to be accessible to students while maintaining a comprehensive coverage of the classical and new topics.With more student-oriented features, instructors will find this the most thoroughly referenced I/O psychology and student accessible text on the market. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Connect psychological theory in the field of industrial/organizational psychology and apply the concepts to their everyday world of work * Be familiar with "classic" theories and research along with the latest developments and innovations in the field * Understand the overview of the world of work.
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Psychology Applied to Work

An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Author: Paul M. Muchinsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534607810

Category: Psychology

Page: 554

View: 7358

This text provides the most relevent and contemporary applications of today's workplace issues. Case studies, field notes and real company examples in every chapter illustrate and bring to life the relevance of I/O psychology to students daily lives.
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Organizational Behaviour and Gender

Author: Fiona M. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351913395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3698

Organizational Behaviour and Gender provides an alternative to the gender silence of the standard OB textbooks. This Second Edition updates and expands the text's coverage and employs the most recent research findings to portray the world of work in a realistic manner. Organizational Behaviour and Gender is a comprehensive text. The text examines some of the assumptions that have been made about women at work - for example that women's 'difference' is rooted in biology and that women and men have contrasting (and even polar opposite) skills and attitudes. The text considers the key topics in OB (such as selection, assessment,leadership and motivation) to test such assumptions. The book describes the reality of working life for women. It examines issues of low pay, part-time working, family responsibilities, home working and horizontal and vertical job segregation. It asks whether inequality of opportunity comes about because of actual gender differences or from prejudicial expectations and thinking. The last chapter is about sex and sexuality in organizations. Sexual behaviour in organizations is pervasive but is rarely discussed in OB textbooks. This chapter describes the masculine and heterosexual business environment and examines the issues of work romances and sexual harassment. The text provides numerous learning aids (including discussion topics and chapter questions) to assist both the lecturer and the student.
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People in organizations

understanding their behavior

Author: Terence R. Mitchell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

View: 5094

Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.
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Practice Theory, Work, and Organization

An Introduction

Author: Davide Nicolini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199231605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8715

Drawing on a variety of theoretical traditions, practice theories have explored the idea that phenomena such as knowledge, meaning, science, power, organized activity, sociality, and institutions, are rooted in practice. Practice theories have become of increasing interest for management and organizational scholars in recent years, and this book is an advanced introduction to the complexities of the area for academics, researchers, and graduate students inorganization studies, management, and across the social sciences.
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