Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace Organizational Behavior

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Colquitt, Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplaceprovides a fresh modern look at Organizational Behavior with scientifically proven models and theories. Research onlearning motivationhas shown that students learn more when they have anintrinsic interest in the topic. This prompted the Colquitt team to create an OB text to using a more informal conversational style and use of company examples students will be familiar with and find compelling, thus helping to stimulate interest. Each chapter includes special features designed to "bring OB to life."Chapters open around an integrative modelthat provides students with a roadmap of the course, showing them where they have been and where they are going. IMPORTANT NOTE: The introductory section of Colquitt contains two chapters not found in the beginning of other books:Job PerformanceandOrganizational Commitment.Why this is important? Being good at one's job and wanting to stay with one's employer are critical concerns for employees and managers alike. This book takes on a unique approach highlighting the concepts of PEFORMANCE and COMMITMENT at the beginning of the book. After describing these topics in detail, every remaining chapter in the book links back to the theory of performance and commitment. From this organization, students can better appreciate the practical relevance of organizational behavior concepts.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Organizational Behavior
What is Organizational Behavior?
Organizational Behavior defined Historical review of the rise of OB and related fields of study Introduction of an integrative model of OB
Job Performance
The costs of poor performance Task performance Adaptability Citizenship behavior Counterproductive behavior
Organizational Commitment
The costs of employee turnover Organizational commitment Psychological withdrawal (daydreaming, moonlighting, loafing) Physical withdrawal (tardiness, absenteeism, quitting)
Individual Mechanisms
Job Satisfaction
Job satisfaction defined Values Emotions Mood Job Characteristics
Stress defined Job stressors Symptoms of strain Stress management principles
Need theories Intrinsic motivation Expectancy theory Equity theory Goal setting theory
Trust, Justice and Ethics
Trustworthiness and trust Organizational justice Psychological contracts Codes of ethics
Learning and Decision Making
Learning processes Goal orientation Stereotypes Attribution theory Heuristics and biases Decision making models
Individual Characteristics
Personality and Cultural Values
Personality Cultural Variables
Abilities Experience Interests
Group Mechanisms
Team Characteristics
Defining groups and teams Interdependence Types of teams Group composition Stages of development Roles and norms
Team Processes
Process loss and process gain Social loafing Communication Conflict Cohesiveness Collective efficacy Decision-making errors Conformity Groupthink Brainstorming
Leadership: Power and Influence
Types of power Influence tactics Politics
Leadership: Traits, Styles and Behaviors
Leader traits Leader behaviors Leader styles Situational models Transformational models
Organizational Mechanisms
Organizational Structure
Dimensions of structure Structural forms Determinants of structure Technology
Organizational Culture
Cultural artifacts Culture types Culture change Socialization
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