Modern Human Relations at Work (with InfoTrac)

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Just beginning your study of the human resources field? You'll want to start with the book that will prove to be your most valuable guide to this field's theory and practice--Hodgetts and Hegar's MODERN HUMAN RELATIONS AT WORK. The authors include many practical examples and techniques, as well as experiential and application-oriented exercises that show you how human relations concepts and skills can increase productivity and job satisfaction in the workplace. From "Human Relations in Action" boxes to "Time Out" exercises that encourage you to participate and gain personal insights, MODERN HUMAN RELATIONS AT WORK will be a reference you turn to again and again as you advance in your professional career.

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Distinguished professor, prolific author, renowned consultant, and inspiring teacher, Dr. Richard M. Hodgetts (1942-2001) was the Suntrust Professor of Strategic Management at Florida International University (FIU). He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from Indiana University. He published more than 125 articles and papers on a variety of topics ranging from entrepreneurship to strategic management to total quality management. He was also the author or coauthor of 49 books. Some of the most recent include INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, and MEASURES OF QUALITY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE. Dr. Hodgetts consulted for a number of Fortune 500 firms and provided training for a wide variety of companies. He also lectured in Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Jamaica, Trinidad, Denmark, Kuwait, and at a host of U.S. colleges and universities. He was a Fellow of the Academy of Management and a past member of the Academy's Board of Governors. He served on three academic review boards and wrote a biweekly column on small business and entrepreneurship in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

Dr. Kathryn W. Hegar, Professor of Management at Mountain View College, has taught courses in management since 1970. She is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including Collegiate Teacher of the Year, Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year, Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship Award nominee, and Innovator of the Year. She has authored 30 programs for IT'S EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS, the pioneering business telecourse that was used for more than 10 years by colleges across the country and in the military services. She initiated the development of self-paced courses in management at Mountain View College; piloted the first online course in organizational behavior for the Dallas County Community College District, which ultimately resulted in the District offering a degree online; and instructed management courses online, including organizational behavior, from distant locations. In addition she conducted workshops and training seminars in supervision and management for major companies. She has participated in and held offices in professional organizations at all levels and has served as the president of the United States Chapter of the International Society for Business Education, which meets in a different country each year.

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Preface. Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Nature of Human Relations. 2. Fundamentals of Motivation. Part II: THE SOCIAL SYSTEM. 3. Individual Behavior. 4. Group Behavior. 5. The Informal Organization. Part III: THE TECHNICAL SYSTEM. 6. Technology and People at Work. 7. Productivity and Quality Improvement. 8. Job Redesign and Job Enrichment. Part IV: The Administrative System. 9. Fundamentals of Leadership. 10. Developing, Appraising, and Rewarding Employees. Part V: BEHAVIORAL EFFECTIVENESS. 11. Communicating for Effectiveness. 12. Managing Conflict and Change. Part VI: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE. 13. Human Relations in Global Business. 14. Human Relations Challenges of the Future. Notes. Subject Index.

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