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Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior

Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618610372

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ISBN13: 978-0618610372
ISBN10: 0618610375
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2006
International: No

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Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618610372

Ricky W. Griffin

ISBN13: 978-0618610372
ISBN10: 0618610375
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior is a comprehensive, concise text designed to equip future managers with an understanding of the basic foundations of behavior. The text uses an applied learning approach to illustrate the core themes. Case studies, interactive exercises, and topics for discussion based on real-life scenarios are among the tools employed to help students make the transition from textbook learning to real-world decision making. Contemporary content culled from popular press and academic research is used to provide historical background for major topics and explore how these topics remain relevant to modern management. An applied learning approach uses a variety of examples, cases, and boxed features from both large, well-known and smaller, less well-known organizations to help students understand how concepts from the text are manifest in real life management policies and procedures. Case discussions and exercises at the end of each chapter illustrate how an individual company or organization puts the concepts introduced into practice. The ''OB online'' feature encourages students to reach beyond the text to find organizations or other resources on the Web that expound upon the issues discussed in the chapter. Building managerial skills activities provide an opportunity for students to further their understanding of the chapter concepts and help them make the transition from textbook learning to real-world application. Review sections at the close of each chapter offer true/false and multiple-choice questions students can use to gauge their retention and comprehension of material. The answers can be found at the end of the text. End-of-section case studies, highlighting companies such as Southwest Airlines, Wheelworks, Denver Broncos, Bakers' Best, and General Mills summarize the core concept of the section and provide a clear example of the theory in practice. Studies are accompanied by a video that professors may choose to air in class.

Table of Contents

Contents Note: Each chapter includes Organizational Behavior Case for Discussion, Experiencing Organizational Behavior, Self-Assessment Exercise, OB Online, and Building Managerial Skills. I. Introduction to Organizational Behavior 1. An Overview of Organizational Behavior and Management What is Organizational Behavior? The Historical Roots of Organizational Behavior The Emergence of Organizational Behavior Contemporary Organizational Behavior The Role of Organizational Behavior in Management Contemporary Managerial Challenges Managing for Effectiveness 2. Global and Workforce Diversity The Nature of Diversity in Organizations The Emergence of International Management Dimensions of Diversity Managing the Multicultural Organization II. Individual Processes in Organizations 3. Foundations of Individual Behavior Understanding Individuals in Organizations Personality and Individual Behavior Attitudes and Individual Behavior Perception and Individual Behavior Stress and Individual Behavior Creativity in Organizations Types of Workplace Behavior 4. Motivation in Organizations The Nature of Motivation Need-Based Perspectives on Motivation Process-Based Perspectives on Motivation Learning-Based Perspectives on Motivation 5. Job Design and Work Structures Motivation and Employee Performance Job Design in Organizations Participation, Empowerment, and Motivation Alternative Work Arrangements 6. Goal Setting, Performance Management, and Rewards Goal Setting and Motivation Performance Management in Organizations Individual Rewards in Organizations Managing Reward Systems III. Interpersonal Processes in Organizations 7. Communication in Organizations The Nature of Communication in Organizations Methods of Communication The Communication Process Electronic Information Processing and Telecommunications Communications Networks Managing Communication 8. Group Dynamics The Nature of Groups Types of Groups Stages of Group Development Group Performance Factors Intergroup Dynamics Conflict in Groups and Organizations Managing Group and Intergroup Dynamics in Organizations 9. Using Teams in Organizations Differentiating Teams from Groups Benefits and Costs of Teams in Organizations Types of Teams Implementing Teams in Organizations Essential Team Issues IV. Leadership and Decision-Making Processes in Organizations 10. Leadership Models and Concepts The Nature of Leadership Early Approaches to Leadership The LPC Theory of Leadership The Path-Goal Theory of Leadership Vroom's Decision Tree Approach to Leadership Other Contemporary Approaches to Leadership 11. Leadership and Influence Processes Leadership as Influence Influence-Based Approaches to Leadership Leadership Substitutes: Can Leadership Be Irrelevant? Power in Organizations Organizational Politics Impression Management 12. Decision Making and Negotiation The Nature of Decision Making The Decision-Making Process Related Behavioral Aspects of Decision Making Group Decision Making Negotiation in Organizations V. Organizational Processes and Characteristics 13. Organization Design Essential Elements of Organization Structure Classic Views of Structure: The Universal Approach Contingency Approaches to Organization Design Organization Designs 14. Organizing Culture The Nature of Organization Culture Creating the Organization Culture Describing Organization Culture Emerging Issues in Organization Culture Managing Organization Culture 15. Organization Change and Development Forces for Change Planned Organization Change Organization Development Resistance to Change Managing Successful Organization Change and Development
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