The new edition of this widely used, best-selling core textbook dissects contemporary management practices and encourages readers to reflect critically on workplace realities. A wealth of theories and subjects are explored in depth via an acclaimed range of clear and interesting international cases and examples. This strong suite of pedagogy ensures student engagement and understanding. Taking an academically rigorous and critical approach, best-selling author John Bratton draws on the fields of sociology and psychology to create a unique, well-rounded teaching and learning resource that reviewers and students alike have enthusiastically embraced.
Organizational Behaviour is crucial to any, Business, Management or HRM degree - the book's comprehensive content, approach and revised structure have all been designed to map closely onto target modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels.
John Bratton is Adjunct Professor at Athabasca University, Canada, and Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
PART I FOUNDATIONS OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS .- 1. Introducing contemporary organizational behaviour.- 2. The social nature of work.- 3. Studying work and organizations.- PART II INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORKPLACE.- 4. Personality and self-identity.- 5. Perception and emotions.- 6. Motivation 7. Learning.- 8. Class, gender, race and equality.- 9. Diversity and people management.- PART III GROUP DYNAMICS AND MANAGEMENT PROCESSES.- 10. Groups and teams.- 11. Communication.- 12. Leadership.- 13. Decision-making, ethics and social responsibility.- 14. Power, politics and conflict.- PART IV ORGANIZATION DESIGN AND CHANGE.- 15. Structure.- 16. Technology.- 17. Culture.- 18. Change.- Bibliography.- Glossary.- Index of personal names.- Subject index.