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There is a strong movement today in management to encourage management practices based on research evidence. This book is ideal as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and in MBA courses. It will also be of use to practicing managers. In this time of economic crisis, the need for effective management practices is more acute than ever. Book jacket.
Edwin A. Locke is Dean's Professor Emeritus of Motivation and Leadership at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and was also affiliated with the Department of Psychology. He has published over 280 articles, chapters and books, including (with G. Latham) A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance, (with others) The Essence of Leadership, and Prime Movers: The Traits of the Great Wealth Creators.
Table of Contents
|Contributors and Editor||p. ix|
|Editor's Introduction||p. xxv|
|Select on Intelligence||p. 3|
|Select on Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability||p. 19|
|Structure Interviews to Recruit and Hire the Best People||p. 41|
|Training and Performance Appraisal||p. 57|
|Design Training Systematically and Follow the Science of Training||p. 59|
|Conduct Performance Appraisals to Improve Individual and Firm Performance||p. 85|
|Turnover and Satisfaction||p. 105|
|Promote Job Satisfaction through Mental Challenge||p. 107|
|Control Voluntary Turnover by Understanding its Causes||p. 123|
|Attain Emotional Control by Understanding What Emotions Are||p. 145|
|Motivate Employee Performance through Goal Setting||p. 161|
|Cultivate Self-efficacy for Personal and Organizational Effectiveness||p. 179|
|Using Empowerment to Motivate People to Engage in Effective Self- and Shared Leadership||p. 201|
|Pay for Performance||p. 217|
|Provide Recognition for Performance Improvement||p. 239|
|Promote Procedural and Interactional Justice to Enhance Individual and Organizational Outcomes||p. 255|
|Team Dynamics||p. 273|
|Foster Team Effectiveness by Fulfilling Key Leadership Functions||p. 275|
|Compose Teams to Assure Successful Boundary Activity||p. 295|
|Making Group Process Work: Harnessing Collective Intuition, Task Conflict, and Pacing||p. 309|
|Manage Intra-team Conflict through Collaboration||p. 327|
|Use Power Effectively to Influence People||p. 349|
|Lead through Vision and Values||p. 367|
|Foster Trust through Ability, Benevolence, and Integrity||p. 389|
|Organizational Processes||p. 405|
|Design Structure to Fit Strategy||p. 407|
|Communicate Successfully by Seeking Balance||p. 425|
|Use Participation to Share Information and Distribute Knowledge||p. 445|
|Broaden the Decision Frame to Make Effective Decisions||p. 461|
|Stimulate Creativity by Fueling Passion||p. 481|
|Manage Stress at Work through Preventive and Proactive Coping||p. 499|
|Manage Conflict through Negotiation and Mediation||p. 517|
|Sustain Organizational Performance through Continuous Learning, Change and Realignment||p. 537|
|Gain Entrepreneurship Success through Swiftness and Experimentation||p. 559|
|Work, Family, Technology, and Culture||p. 579|
|Achieve Work-Family Balance through Individual and Organizational Strategies||p. 581|
|Use Information Technology for Organizational Change||p. 595|
|Make Management Practice Fit National Cultures and the Global Culture||p. 615|
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