9781137280633

Relationships in Organizations A Work Psychology Perspective

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137280633

  • ISBN10:

    1137280638

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-16
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Relationships in Organizations is an exploration into the current world of relationships in the workplace. The book focuses on the ways in which organizational relationships – be they friendships, colleague relationships, superior-subordinate relationships, negative relationships, romantic liaisons or simply membership to a social network – can influence and affect our experience of work. The contributors are leaders in their field and present varied and cutting edge ideas regarding the dynamics of relationships in the workplace. This follows on from the volume Friends and Enemies in Organizations, expanding the scope to all manner of workplace relationships. These books are the first in the field of organizational psychology to provide a comprehensive treatment of workplace relationships from multiple perspectives.

Author Biography

Dr Rachel Morrison runs the Organizational Behavior program within the Business School of AUT University, New Zealand. She is an active and founding member of the Wellbeing and Performance Research Group within the NZ Work Research Institute (NZWRI). Her degrees are in Psychology and Organizational Psychology and she has previously taught within psychology departments at the University of Auckland and Massey University. She has published articles in a variety of academic Management and Psychology journals and co-edited a previous, related volume Friends and Enemies in Organizations: A Work Psychology Perspective. Dr Morrison's research interests include workplace relationships, friendship formation, engagement, social capital and liability, and social networks.

 
Helena Cooper-Thomas is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Industrial Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Helena's research interests focus primarily on new employees and employee-employer relations. She publishes in the areas of newcomer adjustment and organizational socialization, the development of the psychological contract and person-organization fit, work engagement, and stress and bullying. She has published her research in a number of respected applied psychology, organizational behaviour, and human resources journals including Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Helena has also provided consulting to a range of private and public sector organizations in various countries.

Table of Contents

1. Maximising the Good Minimising the Bad (Intro); Helena Cooper-Thomas and Rachel Morrison
2. Romantic Relationships at Work; Fiona Wilson
3. Guan-xi; Shaohui Chen, Marie Wilson and Kevin Lo
4. Political Skill and Social Influence in Workplace Relationships; Darren C. Treadway, Jeffrey R. Bentley, Angela S. Wallace, Stephanie R. Seitz and Brooke A. Shaughnessy
5. Subordinate Upward Influence; Susan Geertshuis, Rachel Morrison and Helena Cooper-Thomas
6. Proactive Behaviour and the Impact of Relationships at Work; Karoline Strauss and Jennifer Farrell
7. Gender and Relationships and Work; Barbara Winstead and Valerie Streets
8. Virtual work - Perceived Proximity (near but far); Darl Kolb
9. Social Support/ Coping in Workplace Relationships; Terry Beehr and Misty Bennet
10. When Workplaces Go Sour - Bullying at Work; Dianne Gardner, Michael O'Driscoll, Tim Bentley, Bevan Catley, Helena Cooper-Thomas and Linda Trenberth
11. Relationships of Leaders; Flora Chiang
12. Relationships Within Family Run Venture; Marcus Ho, Christine Woods and Deborah Shepherd

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