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Contemporary Organizational Behavior

Contemporary Organizational Behavior

  • Kimberly D Elsbach
  • Anna Kayes
  • D. Chris Kayes
  • Author: Kimberly D Elsbach
    • ISBN:9789332578043
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9332578044
    • Price:Rs. 649.00
    • Pages:696
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    Applying Organizational Behavior

    Contemporary Organizational Behavior: From Ideas to Action is an unconventional text that approaches Organizational Behavior in conceptual, contextual, and experiential ways. Using real world examples and expert advice, the First Edition engages students, rather than merely introducing vocabulary and terms. A combination of Topic Summaries, Case Studies, and Experiential Exercises introduce OB concepts to students while challenging them to understand them in applied situations."


    Table of Content

    Section I. Topic Summaries and Expert Contributions
    Topic 1. Introduction to Contemporary Organizational Behavior

    The Individual in the Organization
    Topic 2. Individual Characteristics
    Topic 3. Learning
    Topic 4. Perceptions

    Leading and Leadership Processes in Organizations
    Topic 5. Leadership
    Topic 6. Motivation
    Topic 7. Power, Influence, and Impression Management
    Topic 8. Decision-Making

    Interpersonal Processes in Organizations
    Topic 9. Groups and Teams
    Topic 10. Negotiation
    Topic 11. Communication and Diversity

    Organizational Processes
    Topic 12. Culture
    Topic 13. Change, Innovation, Stress
    Topic 14. Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainability

    Section II. Cases
    1. Perceptions of Leaders Following Public Failures: A Tale of Two Coaches
    2. The Case of Apple iPhone 4
    3. NASCAR's Drive for Diversity: Can They Reach the Finish Line?
    4. Face Time at TechPoint Software Inc.
    5. EMERGENCY: We Need a Better Compensation System!
    6. Conflict in Santa's Workshop: Learning to be a Team Player at ToyKing
    7. What Ever Happened to One of the "100 Best Companies to Work For?": A Case Study of Hewlett-Packard
    8. "We are Global or We are Nothing" — Conflict and Cover-Up at ColeQuarter Marine

    Section III. Exercises
    1. Big Five Celebrity Spotlight
    2. Creating My Brand
    3. My Expat Assignment
    4. How Leaders Effect You
    5. My Best and Worst Learning Experiences
    6. Developing Your Career-Leadership Development in Action
    7. Development While in College
    8. Facts and Opinions
    9. Being Positive
    10. Force Field Analysis
    11. Bias and Decision-Making
    12. Well-Being at Work
    13. What Stresses You Out?
    14. Laughter Is the Best Medicine
    15. Building My Network-Individual
    16. Writing a Team Contract
    17. Design Your Technology
    18. Team Performance Evaluation
    19. Overcoming Resistance
    20. Employment Branding
    21. OD Techniques at Work
    22. A Clash of Cultures
    23. What's Your University Culture?
    24. Find the Artifacts
    25. Back-to-Back Change
    26. Social Media Dilemma
    27. Develop Your Professional Code
    28. Communication Breakdown
    29. Diversity Rocks
    30. You Can't Handle the Truth
    31. The Ethics of the Climb
    32. Mindmapping
    33. Could I Be a Whistleblower?
    34. Sustainability Practice at Work
    35. Who Do I Fire?
    36. What are My Values?
    37. Team Survival Simulation

    Salient Features

    Covers 14 key organizational behavior topics.
    Modular and flexible text allowing you to create a custom version containing the coverage you want for your course. Contact your local sales representative for more information about our Custom Library capabilities
    Topic Summaries written by the textbook authors begin each chapter and introduce bolded key terms, theories, and models, as well as include:
    1) Learning Objectives listed at the beginning of each topic summary matched within the text.
    2) Conceptual Overviews integrate key topic ideas into a holistic, navigable framework.
    3) Expert Contribution Section of articles authored by two to four experts on the topic that give students access to the latest expert thinking in Organizational Behavior.
    Can function as theoretical supplements for lectures.
    Can be used as topical course readings.
     Spotlight on Research highlights published, scholarly research studies for each topic to encourage students to use evidence-based research to support their own opinions.
     Case Studies allow students to gain insight on how context affects application of concepts and serve as an integrative tool to apply major ideas across all topics.
     OB at Work introduces students to real world professionals who have applied text concepts to their own careers.
     Experiential Exercises engage students in exciting, thought-provoking tasks that forge connections between the text and personal experiencesto make learning more exciting.
     Reflective Exercises allow students to apply their own outside experiences to classroom concepts to make invaluable learning connections between school and personal lives.
     The text is versatile and can be customized or used as traditional class material.
     The unique, evidence-based approach combined with traditional learning techniques underscores the relevance of research in Organizational Behavior topics.