Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN_10 : NWU:35556040483042
Copyright Year : 2008-06-01
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 213
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. It does this by taking a system approach. That is, it interprets people-organisation relationships in terms of the whole person, whole group, whole organisation, and whole social system. Its purpose is to build better relationships by achieving human objectives, organisational objectives, and social objectives. The organisation's base rests on management's philosophy, values, vision and goals. This in turn drives the organisational culture which is composed of the formal organisation, informal organisation, and the social environment. The culture determines the type of leadership, communication, and group dynamics within the organisation. The workers perceive this as the quality of work life which directs their degree of motivation. The final outcomes are performance, individual satisfaction, and personal growth and development. All these elements combine to build the model or framework that the organisation operates from. This book presents carefully selected current research on this subject.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Organizational Behavior by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9780470878200
Copyright Year : 2011-11-01
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 648
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

The new edition of Organizational Behavior includes a rich array of exercises, cases, and applied materials such as the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices Inventory and Pfeiffer Annual Edition exercises available in the OB Skills Workbook. It also focuses more on the hot topic of ethics throughout the entire book to ensure it is contemporary and engaging. The text also introduces two brand new key features ‘Finding the Leader in You" and "Taking it Online". "Finding the Leader in You", discusses leading in the workplace in a personal and applied way. The goal is to make the material more relevant and applicable to today's readers. The "Taking it Online" feature will take the reader from the book to an online case, activity, self-assessment, or video clip of the leader they are reading about.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Organizational Behaviour by M Beulah Viji Christiana

Genre : Education
Publisher : Educreation Publishing
ISBN_10 :
Copyright Year :
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 389
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Organizational productivity largely depends upon the effective utilization of human resources Organizations are made up of people and without people there are no organizations. Therefore managers in the organization must have a proper understanding of human behavior in order to make the organization more productive. This book on "Organizational Behavior" is written in a lucid style which will be greatly beneficial to the students as well as for aspiring managers. It will serve as a fruitful platform for those who desire to have a challenging and rewarding career in organizations as well as for non-managers who may be interested in understanding what managing human behavior is all about. Moreover, the text has got a contemporary and comprehensive approach in dealing with the nuances of the various techniques that are widely used in organizations to tune human behavior in such a way that it leads to effective and efficient organizational functioning. Various theories concepts and principles pertaining to management of human behavior have been discussed effectively through appropriate usage of tables and pictorial representations. Important questions and answers at the end of each chapter from the academic perspective deserve special appreciation. The topics that were discussed in the book can be understood effectively by the readers through the case studies that were given in the book. Readers will really be enlightened in understanding about organizations and human beings in a better way as well as in predicting and controlling human behavior.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : CORNELL:31924092431034
Copyright Year : 2005
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 731
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Luthans: Organizational Behavior was the first mainstream organizational behavior text on the market and continues its tradition of being the most current and up to date researched text today. The author, Fred Luthans, is well known in this field, and is the 5th highest Publisher in the Academy of Management Journal. He continues to do research in the area of organizational behavior. This text is aimed at professors who take a research based and conceptual approach to their OB course.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN_10 : 9781284050882
Copyright Year : 2015-08-14
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 550
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Due to the vast size and complexity of the U.S. health care system—the nation’s largest employer—health care managers face a myriad of unique challenges such as labor shortages, caring for the uninsured, cost control, and quality improvement. Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Design, Second Edition was written to provide health services administration students, managers, and other professionals with an in-depth analysis of the theories and concepts of organizational behavior and organization theory while embracing the uniqueness and complexity of the healthcare industry. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9780470710333
Copyright Year : 2011
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 689
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

This new edition builds on the strengths and successes of the first edition and has been fully updated to reflect changes in the world of work, following the global financial crisis. The authors combine a managerial approach, focusing on practical, real–world applications, with a rigorous critical perspective that analyses the research behind the theories. The text addresses alternative theoretical perspectives, in parallel to the introduction of new worldwide cases and examples. New pedagogical features, such as the Ethical Dilemma and Critical Thinking boxes, reinforce the critical approach. The concise coverage of the core topics can be applied to both one–semester and year–long teaching and learning patterns.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : IAP
ISBN_10 : 9781681231211
Copyright Year : 2015-06-01
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 545
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Our goal with this 13th Edition is to keep this first mainline organizational behavior text uptodate with the latest and relevant theory building, basic and applied research, and the bestpractice applications. We give special recognition of this scientific foundation by our subtitle An EvidenceBased Approach. As emphasized in the introductory chapter, the time has come to help narrow the theory/research—effective application/practice gap. This has been the mission from the beginning of this text. As “hard evidence” for this theory/research based text, we can say unequivocally that no other organizational behavior text has close to the number of footnote references. For example, whereas a few texts may have up to 40 or even 50 references for a few chapters, all the chapters of this text average more than twice that amount. This edition continues the tradition by incorporating recent breakthrough research to provide and add to the evidence on the theories and techniques presented throughout. Two distinguishing features that no other organizational behavior textbook can claim are the following: 1) We are committed at this stage of development of the field of OB to a comprehensive theoretical framework to structure our text. Instead of the typical potpourri of chapters and topics, there is now the opportunity to have a sound conceptual framework to present our now credible (evidencebased) body of knowledge. We use the widely recognized, very comprehensive social cognitive theory to structure this text. We present the background and theory building of this framework in the introductory chapter and also provide a specific model (Figure 1.5) that fits in all 14 chapters. Importantly, the logic of this conceptual framework requires two chapters not found in other texts and the rearrangement and combination of several others. For example, in the opening organizational context part there is Chapter 4, “Reward Systems,” and in the cognitive processes second part, Chapter 7, “Positive Organizational Behavior and Psychological Capital,” that no other text contains. 2) The second unique feature reflects our continuing basic research program over the years. Chapter 7 contains our most recent work on what we have termed “Positive Organizational Behavior” and “Psychological Capital” (or PsyCap). [The three of us introduced the term “Psychological Capital” in our joint article in 2004]. To meet the inclusion criteria (positive; theory and research based; valid measurement; open to development; and manage for performance improvement), for the first time the topics of optimism, hope, happiness/subjective wellbeing, resiliency, emotional intelligence, selfefficacy, and our overall core construct of psychological capital have been given chapter status. Just as realworld management can no longer afford to evolve slowly, neither can the academic side of the field. With the uncertain, very turbulent environment most organizations face today, drastically new ideas, approaches, and techniques are needed both in the practice of management and in the way we study and apply the field of organizational behavior. This text mirrors these needed changes. Social Cognitive Conceptual Framework. The book contains 14 chapters in four major parts. Social cognitive theory explains organizational behavior in terms of both environmental, contextual events and internal cognitive factors, as well as the dynamics and outcomes of the organizational behavior itself. Thus, Part One provides the evidencebased and organizational context for the study and application of organizational behavior.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN_10 : 9780226127293
Copyright Year : 2015-01-02
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 368
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

In recent years, evolutionary psychology and behavioral genetics have emerged as prominent theoretical perspectives within the social sciences. Yet despite broad levels of commonality between the disciplines—including an emphasis on adaptation, evolved mechanisms that guide behavior, and consequences of mismatch between these mechanisms and novel environments—studies that apply these perspectives on social behavior to organizations remain relatively rare. The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior brings together contributors who shed light on the potential that behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology offer for studies of organizational behavior. In addition to examining the extant literature integrating these disciplines and organizational behavior, the book reconsiders a wide range of topics through the lens of biology within organizational behavior, including decision making, leadership and hierarchy, goals and collective action, and individual difference. Contributions also explore new areas of potential application and provide a critical assessment of the challenges that lie ahead. With accessible insights for scholars and practitioners, The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior marks a promising step forward in what is increasingly perceived to be an underdeveloped area of organizational behavior.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Organizational behavior
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 0135203058
Copyright Year : 1997-01
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 296
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

This introduction to the field of organizational behaviour condenses the essential topics into a tightly focused presentation. Its concise format makes it a viable alternative to a core textbook, and an ideal vehicle to be combined with cases, readings, and experimental materials. The entire text has been updated. New examples have been added and the referencing of research findings has been expanded There are two new chapters in this edition. Motivation: From Concepts to Applications provides practical applications of motivation concepts introduced in Chapter 4. A new chapter on work teams has also been added. The two chapters on organizational structure and design from the previous edition have been condensed into a single chapter and completely rewritten. The chapter on individual decision making has been rewritten to emphasise the behavioural aspects of decision making. The discussion of group decision making has been moved from the chapter on communication to the chapter on group behaviour.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Organizational Behavior by John A. Wagner III

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781135928810
Copyright Year : 2014-09-15
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 429
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

The management of organizational behavior is a critically important source of competitive advantage in today’s organizations. Every organization’s members share a constellation of skills, abilities, and motivations that differentiates it from every other firm. To gain advantage, managers must be able to capitalize on these individual differences as jobs are designed, teams are formed, work is structured, and change is facilitated. This textbook, now in its second edition, provides its readers with the knowledge required to succeed as managers under these circumstances. In this book, John Wagner and John Hollenbeck make the key connection between theory and practice to help students excel as managers charged with the task of securing competitive advantage. They present students with a variety of helpful learning tools, including: Coverage of the full spectrum of organizational behavior topics Managerial models that are based in many instances on hundreds of research studies and decades of management practice Introductory mini-cases and current examples throughout the the text to help students contextualize organizational behavior theory and understand its application in today's business world The ideal book for undergraduate and graduate students of organizational behavior, Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage is written to motivate exceptional student performance and contribute to their lasting managerial success.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release