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Organisational Behaviour By Ian Brooks

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This short but rigorous introduction to organisational behaviour provides coverage of the commonly taught subjects within the field. The themes of conflict, communications and change are developed within the recognisable framework of individual, group and organisation and are illustrated by numerous cases and examples.

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Organisational Behaviour: Individuals, Groups and the Organisation by Ian Brooks

This short but rigorous introduction to organisational behaviour provides coverage of the commonly taught subjects within the field. The themes of conflict, communications and change are developed within the recognisable framework of individual, group and organisation and are illustrated by numerous cases and examples. *Accessible style and approach which encourages learning via the use of pedagogical devices. *Focused and succinct introduction. *Rigorous grounding in the subject. *Up-to-date consideration of global cross-cultural issues.

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Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Origins of subjects - roots in behavioural and management theory; individual, group, organisational approach; introduction of themes - conflict, communication and change; models and analytical frames introduced. CHAPTER 2 THE INDIVIDUAL Individual in the workplace; personality; perception; values and attitudes; learning; decision making; conflict; communications; change; 2 mini-cases: BT - the communications expert; learning/decision making. CHAPTER 3 MOTIVATION AT WORK Expectancy model; other theoretical models; pay as motivator; demotivation; job design; the psychological contract; 2 mini-cases: pay-scales; intrinsic motivation. CHAPTER 4 GROUPS AND TEAMWORK Group formation; maintenance in steady state and change contexts; dynamics of inter-group conflict and communications; mini-cases: Tory cabinet 1996-7/Labour cabinet 1997-8; entering an unfamiliar group (SOLAR). CHAPTER 5 BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES IN ORGANISATIONAL THEORY Classical and scientific theory; human relations; integrative (systems, contingency); contemporary; mini-cases: illustrating a multi-perspective frame. CHAPTER 6 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND FLEXIBILITY Structures; environment; strategy; culture; politics; centralisation/decentralisation; flexible firm; globalisation; mini-cases: Melbourne Water; structural change at Nene. CHAPTER 7 POWER AND POLITICS Sources of power; power/control; politics in organisations; powerlessness; marginalised groups; mini-cases: power sources; political machinations. CHAPTER 8 ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE Structural approach; interpretative approach; cognitive approach; cultural metaphor; mini-cases: a Civil Service agency; company merger. CHAPTER 9 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Schools of thought - trait, style, contingency, functional, situation; attempts to 're-frame' leadership; vision; mini-cases: dynamic NHS Trust chief executive; pluralism in leadership. CHAPTER 10 THE GLOBAL CONTEXT OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Cross cultural differences; convergence and divergence; role of national cultures; broader cultural implications for learning, motivation, teamwork, leadership; global structures; mini-cases: cross cultural differences; global structures. CHAPTER 11 CHANGE, DEVELOPMENT AND CONCLUSIONS Draws the material of previous chapters together and emphasise the themes of communication, conflict and change; mini-case: introduction of a new computer system; 3 to 4 long cases from public, private, manufacturing, service, UK and international organisations with accompanying questions.

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GOR001549562
Organisational Behaviour: Individuals, Groups and the Organisation by Ian Brooks
Ian Brooks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1999-03-31
324
0273632868
9780273632863
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