Essentials of Managing Organizational Behavior

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9780201615487: Essentials of Managing Organizational Behavior

For an introductory overview course in Organizational Behavior at the undergraduate or graduate level.Presenting organizational behavior as an exciting, fluid, and multi-faceted discipline, this core text covers major issues in organizational behavior, showing students how an understanding of the field can help them to better appreciate and manage the complexities and challenges associated with working in modern organizations. Concise-yet substantial-it (1) provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of organizational behavior issues, (2) makes important theories accessible and interesting to students; (3) is current, up-to-date, and contains extensive coverage of issues of contemporary significance such as ethics, diversity, and global management; and (4) uses rich, real-life examples of people and organizations to bring key concepts to life and clarify managerial implications.

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This book covers major issues in organizational behavior, showing readers how an understanding of the field can help them to better appreciate and manage the complexities and challenges associated with working in modern organizations. Contains real-world Organizational Behavior issues and applications such as diversity, ethics, competitive advantage, sexual harassment, cross-cultural communication, organizational learning, negotiation, global issues, and more. Includes three chapters on motivation, which present the overall model of motivation and then explains how the different theories of motivation are related and complementary; offers an in-depth treatment of procedural justice theory; and finally builds on the basic theories of motivation with discussions on job design, goal setting, performance appraisal, pay, and careers as motivation tools. Comprehensive coverage that progresses in a clear and logical fashion. Includes detailed coverage of the Big Five Model of Personality. An examination of diversity from the perspective of perception and attribution. Considers vicarious learning, self-control, and self-efficacy; also covers organizational learning and the learning organization. Integrated coverage of groups as the basic building blocks of organizations. Appropriate as an introduction to Organizational Behavior.

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