Classic organizational behavior topics like team-working, motivation, and change are complemented by core critical approaches such as power, control, and wellbeing through a clear three-part structure. Students are encouraged to look beyond a descriptive approach and truly engage with the content. Examples and "Stop and Think" boxes and end-of-chapter case studies with accompanying questions show how each chapter's theoretical coverage applies to real-life business situations. Suggestions of films and novels that relate to the chapter topic present organizational behavior in context and demonstrate just how prevalent its principles are in everyday life. The accessible style assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, and the full range of themes and topics provides a rich picture of the realities of organizational behavior and work.
*Critical thinking exercises
*Questions for research and discussion
*Additional case studies
Fiona Wilson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Before moving to Glasgow, she worked at the University of St Andrews: first as a Lecturer, then as a Senior Lecturer. Previously, Fiona had been employed as a researcher at Manchester Business School and University of Bradford Management Centre. Fiona completed a PhD at Manchester Business School in 1986. She is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Approaching management criticallySetting the sceneEmployees' views of workManagerial views of workThe rationality of managementSexuality, sex typing, and genderClassic organizational behaviour and the critiqueMotivationLeadershipPerceptionPersonalityOrganizational learningCultureTeams and teamworkingStructureAll change?The core of critical approachesManagerial power and controlOrganizational misbehaviourVoluntary, not-for-profit, and alternative organizationsHealth, well-being, emotion, and stress