Summary: Organizational Behavior in Public Administration is the first core textbook specifically written for the management and organizational behavior course taught in undergraduate and graduate programs in public administration, particularly in Masters in Public Administration (MPA) programs. "Designed to help students develop the skills and understanding they need in order to become effective and responsible public managers, the book covers all of the essential topics ...show more in management and organizational behavior from the perspective of public and non-profit management. It focuses on the importance of understanding the behavior, motivations, and actions of individuals in the public service and the distinctiveness of management and leadership in public organizations. Action-oriented, the book is filled with cases, self-assessment exercises, simulations, and evaluative instruments.
Features and Benefits
--Helps students develop a thorough understanding of the distinct character of public service and the basic issues that affect behavior in public organizations
--Enhances understanding of the value of analyzing management problems from the standpoint of the individual and how that perspective can augment action and analysis at the organizational level
--Increases student's understanding of core behavioral principles upon which personal, interpersonal, and public leadership skills are based
--Fosters competency in critical management and leadership skills including communication, motivation, teamwork, group dynamics, and decision-making
--Enables students to learn both cognitively and experientially through the use of cases, self-assessment exercises, simulations, and evaluative instruments ...show less