Organizational Behaviour: Concepts, Controversies, Applications, Sixth Canadian Edition with MyOBLab (6th Edition)

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9780132935289: Organizational Behaviour: Concepts, Controversies, Applications, Sixth Canadian Edition with MyOBLab (6th Edition)

Organizational Behaviour, 6ce is the most student-engaging comprehensive book in the market. It makes OB relevant to students, no matter what their background, work experience or their career goals.

 

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About the Author:

Nancy Langton recieved her Ph.D. from Standford University. Since completing her graduate studies, Dr. Langton has taught at the University of Oklahoma and the University of British Columbia. Currently a member of the OB and HR division at the Sauder School of Business, UBC, she teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph. D level and conducts executive programs on attracting and retaining employees, time management, family business issues, as well as women and management issues.

 

Dr. Langton has recieved several major three year research grants from the Scoail Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and her research interests have a focus on HR in the workplace. Dr. Langton routinely wins high marks from her students for teaching. She has been nominated many times for the Commerce Undergraduate Scoeity Awards, and has won several honourable mention plaques. She has also won the Sauder School of Business's most pretigious award for teaching innovation, the Talking Stick. Which was given for her redesign of the undergraduate OB course as well as many activities that were a spin off of these efforts.

 

In Dr. Langton's "other life" she teaches the artistry of quiltmaking. and one day hopes to win first prize at Visions, the juried show for quilts as works of art.

Review:

Strengths:

 

1.  Excellent Canadian company examples, vignettes, etc.

2.  Useful content in “OB in Action” boxes

3.  Inclusion of diversity, ethics, and international issues throughout the book

 

Opening Vignettes:

 

I use the opening vignettes in many ways and make regular reference to them.  They are excellent.  These help focus students’ attention on the topics in the chapter, lead to good class discussion and learning, are excellent illustrations of real-life applications, and give life to the theories.  I think these are among the best tools in the textbook.

 

Call-out features:    

 

All of these features are excellent in making the chapter content relevant and memorable.  They provide great illustrations of chapter concepts and reinforce student understanding.  They are easier for students to read and understand than some of the related theories and text discussion.  Students appreciate any features that instruct in a shorter, easy-to-comprehend manner.

 

I consistently use the “For Review” and (some of) the “For Critical Thinking” questions.  I think they are very good and cover the chapter well.  I often convert them into essay questions on tests.

 

Learning About Yourself:   

 

The self-assessments are excellent and help students apply the chapter material in a way that is very relevant.  These are among my favourite aspects of the learning experience for students.

 

I use the “Learning about Yourself Exercises” extensively in class and as part of a course assignment.

 

I use the “OB for You” items sometimes (and should use them more).

 

I use Point-Counterpoint sometimes, but our limited class hours restrict my use of this feature, although I find it interesting and know it would be useful.  Some students mention it in class as they read it on their own.

 

 

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