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Organizational Behavior For Dummies
Cooper, Cary
Hungry Minds (A Wiley Company) / Softcover / 2012-04-01 / 1119977916
Workplace / Organisations / Short and Sweet
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Your plain-English introduction to organisational behaviour

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. Whether you're studying OB, or you just want a better understanding of people at work, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this fascinating subject.

Inside you'll find out about personality and individual differences, teams and groups, personnel selection and assessment, and health and well-being at work. You'll also find out how leaders lead, how motivators motivate, and how the modern workplace is changing and evolving.
An easy-to-read introduction to organisational behaviour for business, management, and organisational psychology students
A useful reference for managers
A fascinating look at behaviour in the modern workplace

Whether you're a student of organisational behaviour, a manager, or a lifelong learner with an interest in human behaviour and psychology in the workplace, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies has you covered.


Introduction 1
Part I: Getting to Grips with Organisational Behaviour 7
Chapter 1: Introducing Organisational Behaviour 9
Chapter 2: Working Nine to Five: Understanding Psychology and Behaviour in the Workplace 19
Part II: All About the Employee 31
Chapter 3: Getting to Know People: Personality and Intelligence Differences 33
Chapter 4: Having the Right Attitude at Work 51
Chapter 5: Working Together: Teams and Groups 69
Chapter 6: Reducing Stress, and Improving Health and Wellbeing 87
Chapter 7: Handling Emotionally Demanding Jobs 107
Part III: All About the Employer 123
Chapter 8: Leading the Way: Leadership in the Workplace 125
Chapter 9: Motivating the Workforce 141
Chapter 10: The Unwritten Agreement: Psychological Contract 161
Chapter 11: Ensuring Fairness at Work 175
Part IV: All About the Organisation 193
Chapter 12: Designing Jobs 195
Chapter 13: Fitting In: Organisational Culture 209
Chapter 14: Changing Organisations 227
Chapter 15: Keeping Pace with the Global Workplace 241
Chapter 16: Working Virtually 257
Part V: All About Hiring and Developing People 271
Chapter 17: Hiring the Right People 273
Chapter 18: Assessing and Appraising 293
Chapter 19: Training and Developing People 311
Part VI: The Part of Tens 329
Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Good Employee Relations 331
Chapter 21: Ten Stressful Occupations 337
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Managing Your Manager 341
Chapter 23: Ten Up and Coming Issues in Organisational Behaviour 345
Chapter 24: Ten Engagement Factors for Employees 351
Index 355

About the Author:

Cary L. Cooper, PhD, is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health and Pro Vice Chancellor at Lancaster University. Lynn Holdsworth, PhD, is a research fellow at Manchester Business School. Sheena Johnson, PhD, is an occupational psychologist and a lecturer in organisational psychology at Manchester Business School.

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