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Author Smith, Paul.

Title Organizational Behaviour
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Series 360 Degree Business
360 Degree Business
Contents ORGANIZATIONALBEHAVIOUR; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Series preface; Preface; Guide to the book; 1 Organizational Behaviour: An Introduction; 1.1 Introduction: the meaning of organizational behaviour; 1.2 Differing perspectives on organizational behaviour; 1.3 Theory and practice in organizational behaviour; 1.4 Levels of organizational behaviour; 1.5 The employment relationship; 1.6 Summary; 2 Organization and Management; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Approaches to organization and management; 2.3 The classical approach; 2.4 The human relations approach; 2.5 The systems approach
10.4 Soft skills in the workplace
2.6 Contingency approaches2.7 Other approaches to organization and management; 2.8 Summary; 3 The Individual: Personality, Perception and Attitudes; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Individual differences and personality; 3.3 Type A and Type B personalities; 3.4 The nomothetic debate and personality testing; 3.5 The idiographic debate; 3.6 The 'big fi ve' personality characteristics; 3.7 Emotional intelligence; 3.8 Stress and personality; 3.9 Attitudes, perception and the psychological contract; 3.10 Summary; 4 Motivation and Engagement; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 What is motivation?
4.3 Content theories of motivation4.4 Process theories of motivation; 4.5 Employee engagement; 4.6 Motivating and engaging different generations of employees; 4.7 Summary; 5 Groups and Teams; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Definitions of a team; 5.3 Why are teams important?; 5.4 Types of teams; 5.5 Stages of team development; 5.6 Does team size matter?; 5.7 Team roles; 5.8 Effective team-working; 5.9 Team competencies; 5.10 Summary; 6 Leadership; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Leadership and management; 6.3 Leadership in history: implications for business; 6.4 Trait theories of leadership; 6.5 Style approaches
6.6 Contingency approaches6.7 Recent approaches to leadership; 6.8 Critical perspectives on leadership; 6.9 Gender and leadership; 6.10 Summary; 7 Organizational Processes; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Communication; 7.3 Employee voice; 7.4 Power in organizations; 7.5 Management control; 7.6 Conflict in organizations; 7.7 Conflict-handling techniques; 7.8 Summary; 8 Organizational Design and Structure; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Structure: definitions and importance; 8.3 Early approaches to organizational design; 8.4 Key elements of organizational structure; 8.5 Types of structure
8.6 Organizational relationships8.7 A continuum of organizational forms; 8.8 Contingency approach to organizational structure; 8.9 Trends and issues in organizational structure; 8.10 Summary; 9 Organizational Culture and Change; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 How is organizational culture defined?; 9.3 Typologies of organizational culture; 9.4 Change in organizations; 9.5 Change models; 9.6 Changing organizational culture; 9.7 Summary; 10 Contemporary Trends and Developments in Organizational Behaviour; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Work/life balance; 10.3 Happiness at work
Summary Clear, concise, and written by experts currently lecturing in the field, Organizational Behaviour focuses exclusively on what you need to know for success in your business course and today's global economy. For a focused view of organizational behaviour, this is the book for you. The concise, accessible style makes this the perfect text for introductory courses covering organizations and is well suited to international students. This innovative textbook features:a clear and thought-provoking introduction to organizational behaviourrelevant, cutting-edge case studies with global focushot topics
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Subject Management.
Organizational behavior.
Organizational effectiveness.
Organizational behavior.
Organizational effectiveness.
Form Electronic book
Author Farmer, Marilyn.
Yellowley, Wendy.
ISBN 1444135341