A core textbook for all modules in organizational behaviour offering a balance of critical and managerial perspectives, a keen focus on ethics and diversity, international research and examples, and new video interviews with business managers which demonstrate how key theories come together in practice to inform everyday life in an organization.
This volume explores key concepts that have gained currency in organization studies, and revisits traditional concepts such as change, strategy, and organization. It discusses organizational knowledge, judgment, and reflection-in-action, and suggests complex forms of theorizing that do justice to the complexity of organizations.
The origins of organizing are conventionally seen as emerging from the historiographical works of Western social scientists in the early 20th century. Here, the authors address a gap in current literature by exploring previously unrecognized or marginalized global origins in both modern and ancient history.
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area.Outlining the future and the state of the art, this comprehensive and innovative book is an essential resource for students and academics seeking to be at the forefront of future research in management and organization studies.
This book offers a succinct but comprehensive introduction to the vast field of organizational discourse analysis, the approach that studies organization as a linguistic phenomenon, and offers an original approach to investigate the relationship between materiality and discourse.
The creative industries are a growing economic as well as cultural force. This book investigates their organizational dynamics and shows how companies structure their work processes to incorporate creative employees' needs for autonomy while at the same time controlling and coordinating their output.
Companion volume to 'Information Management: The Strategic Dimension' which brings together analyses of the key areas of Information Management and with chapters by leading international academics and consultants. This volume focuses on the managerial and organisational issues. Originally published in 1996.
'[A] beautiful expose on the complicity of management and an insightful typology of managerial regimes, distinguishing between managerial obsession with control, managerial indulgency and managerial trust' - Organization Studies
Offers a comprehensive discussion of behavioural skills and the workings of organisations. This book takes a functional approach, integrating theory and practice to promote critical awareness and equip students to deal with real-world management situations.
This book provides an examination of organisations from both postmodern and new organisational economic perspectives in so doing it offers a ground-breaking critique of prevailing modernist theories of organisations.
This book advances a design--based approach for the investigation and creation of sustainable organizations. The learning--by--design framework is utilized to examine learning in six successful companies in different industries and national settings and provides a roadmap for improving systematic learning in organizations.
Over the past 15 years Nancy Kline has identified 10 behaviours that form a system called a Thinking Environment, a model of human interaction that dramatically improves the way people think, and thus the way they work and live.
Positive Organizational Behaviour is a contemporary movement within the classic discipline of organizational behaviour. This book studies the states, traits and processes that compromise this exciting science. It also invites noted experts to identify the methodological challenges facing scholars of Positive Organizational Behaviour.
Moving beyond the process of change Why is change so hard? Because in order to make any transformation successful, you must change more than just the structure and operations of an organization--you need to change people's "behavior." And that is never easy. "The Heart of Change" is your guide to helping people think and "feel" differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to bestselling author and renowned leadership expert John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people's emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. Now freshly designed, "The Heart of Change" is the engaging and essential complement to Kotter's worldwide bestseller "Leading Change." Building off of Kotter's revolutionary eight-step process, this book vividly illustrates how large-scale change can work. With real-life stories of people in organizations, the authors show how teams and individuals get motivated and activated to overcome obstacles to change--and produce spectacular results. Kotter and Cohen argue that change initiatives often fail because leaders rely too exclusively on data and analysis to get buy-in from their teams instead of creatively showing or doing something that appeals to their emotions and inspires them to spring into action. They call this the see-feel-change dynamic, and it is crucial for the success of any true organizational transformation. Refreshingly clear and eminently practical, "The Heart of Change" is required reading for anyone facing the challenges inherent in leading change.
Written by leading academics in organization theory, this book contains definitions of all the key terms a student studying organization theory needs to understand, along with discussions of each area and further reading.
An organisation's culture either gives it a competitive advantage or a competitive disadvantage. That is why managers are putting more and more emphasis on getting their organisation's culture right. This book includes a series of exercises that can help managers analyse and make their organisation's culture a powerful driver of success.
Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the "Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap" series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks.
In the complex and global economy it's more important than ever that we recognize and respond to the need for employees to bring their authentic selves to work. This book works beyond the limited remit of authentic leadership and shows how this concept can and should be applied to your workforce.
Organizational Stress reviews research in the field of organizational stress, and reflects upon what the research tells us about the current and future state of the workplace and its impact on the health of all employees.
Presents an anthology of twenty-one ideas which can change the way people see their world and help them to organize it better. This title contains anecdotes, commentary and questions which challenge the reader and help them apply each idea to their particular situation whether they work in a large corporation, a school, a hospital or a restaurant.
Ian Brooks presents a succinct, focused and rigorous introduction to organisational behaviour, offering coverage of the main theories, and linking these theories to the practicalities of organisational problems.
Organizations are a part of everyday life. This text argues that the key to successful organizations lies in a better understanding of the needs and motivations of the people within them. It includes a 'dictionary' of the key concepts - culture, motivations, leadership, role-playing, co-ordinating and consultation.