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OB really matters - The book opens with two chapters barely covered in other texts: job performance and organizational commitment. Those topics are critical to managers and students alike, and represent two of the most critical outcomes in OB. Each successive chapter then links that chapter’s topic back to those outcomes, illustrating why OB matters in today’s organizations.
OB topics all fit together - The book is structured around an integrative model, shown on the back cover and spotlighted in the first chapter, that provides a roadmap for the course. The model illustrates how individual, team, leader, and organizational factors shape employee attitudes, and how those attitudes impact performance and commitment. In this way, the model reminds students where they are, where they've been, and where they're going.
OB is all around them - The book includes innovative insert box features that students actually enjoy reading. OB on Screen uses scenes from popular films, such as the Social Network, Up in the Air, Inception, and the King’s Speech, to demonstrate OB topics. OB at the Bookstore draws a bridge to popular business books, including Drive, the 4-Hour Workweek, Linchpin, and Superfreakonomics.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 - What is Organizational Behavior?
CHAPTER 2 - Job Performance
CHAPTER 3 - Organizational Commitment
PART 2 INDIVIDUAL MECHANISMS
CHAPTER 4 - Job Satisfaction
CHAPTER 5 - Stress
CHAPTER 6 - Motivation
CHAPTER 7 - Trust, Justice, and Ethics
CHAPTER 8 - Learning and Decision Making
PART 3 INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS
CHAPTER 9 - Personality and Cultural Values
CHAPTER 10 – Ability
PART 4 GROUP MECHANISMS
CHAPTER 11 - Teams: Characteristics and Diversity
CHAPTER 12 - Teams: Processes and Communication
CHAPTER 13 - Leadership: Power and Negotiation
CHAPTER 14 - Leadership: Styles and Behaviors
PART 5 ORGANIZATIONAL MECHANISMS
CHAPTER 15 - Organizational Structure
CHAPTER 16 - Organizational Culture