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.
It is focussed on helping students to develop the key skills they will need as future managers and employees. It is aimed primarily at first and second year undergraduate students on Business and Management degrees, who are taking OB modules for the first time, though could also be used on postgraduate and MBA courses.
A comprehensive textbook, completely refreshed to engage students through real life case studies and develop their critical thinking. A new title to reflect the focus on organisational behaviour and written specifically for undergraduate first year students.
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.
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.
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.
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.