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Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills & Best Practices

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10/24/2011
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Summary

In addition to facilitating active learning,Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills & Best Practicesmeets the needs of those instructors looking for a brief, paperback text for their OB course, who do not want to sacrifice content or pedagogy. This book provides lean and efficient coverage of topics such as diversity in organizations, ethics, and globalization, which are recommended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Timely chapter-opening vignettes, interactive exercises integrated into each chapter, practical boxes titled "Skills & Best Practices," four-color presentation, lively writing style, captioned color photos, cartoons, and real-world in-text examples makeOrganizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills & Best Practicesthe right choice for today's business/management student. The topical flow of this 16-chapter text goes from micro (individuals) to macro (groups, teams, and organizations). Mixing and matching chapters and topics within chapters in various combinations is possible and encouraged to create optimum teaching/learning experiences. "Students relate to this textbook...they thank me for choosing this book; they say it's a book they will hold onto for future use!" Kathleen M Foldvary, Harper College

Table of Contents

Part I: Managing People Within the External and Organizational Context

Chapter 1 - Needed: People-Centered Managers and Workplaces

Chapter 2 - Organizational Culture, Socialization, and Mentoring

Chapter 3 - Developing Global Managers

Part II: Managing Individual Level Factors

Chapter 4 - Understanding Social Perception and Managing Diversity

Chapter 5 - Appreciating Individual Differences: Intelligence, Ability, Personality, Core Self-Evaluations, Attitudes, and Emotions

Chapter 6 - Motivation I: Needs, Job Design, and Satisfaction

Chapter 7 - Motivation II: Equity, Expectancy, and Goal Setting

Chapter 8 - Improving Performance with Feedback, Rewards, and Positive Reinforcement

Part III: Managing Group Level Factors and Social Processes

Chapter 9 - Effective Groups and Teamwork

Chapter 10 - Making Decisions

Chapter 11 - Managing Conflict and Negotiating

Chapter 12 - Communicating in the Digital Age

Chapter 13 - Influence, Power, and Politics: An Organizational Survival Kit

Part IV: Managing for Organizational Effectiveness

Chapter 14 - Leadership

Chapter 15 - Designing Effective Organizations

Chapter 16 - Managing Change and Creating a Learning Organization



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