Organizational Behavior: A Practical, Problem-Solving Approach

Book Description

This powerhouse author team brings their award-winning teaching styles, research, and professional consulting experience to help students’ better understand and use Behavior to flourish both professionally and personally. Kinicki/Fugate, Organizational Behavior, 1e uses a conversational writing style with a visually engaging layout to appeal to todays student. This provides a “chunking” of the content and introduces students to what they are about to learn through a “Major Question/Bigger Picture.” To bring the concepts through to application, Kinicki/Fugate 1e employs a problem-solving approach. This is presented through the “Problem-Solving Applications” (30 total boxed items appearing throughout each chapter) that present a situation. Students work through these scenarios in the “Your Call” feature―a three-step problem solving approach. These are designed to help students apply concepts and strengthen their problem-solving skills. The self-assessments are integrated in the content as well as assignable in Connect through the Interactive Application Self-Assessment tool. These have been hand picked and researched by the author team to ensure quality and research-based assessments. With this Self-Assessment tool, students will be able to immediately assess personal characteristics related to Organizational Behavior concepts being discussed in class.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Individual Behavior
Chapter 1 MAKING OB WORK FOR ME What Is OB and Why Is It Important?
Chapter 2 VALUES AND ATTITUDES How Do They Affect Work-Related Outcomes?
Chapter 4 SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND MANANAGING DIVERISITY Why Are These Topics Essential for Success?
Chapter 5 FOUNDATIONS OF EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION How Can I Apply Motivation Theories?
Chapter 6 PERFORMANCE How Can You Use Goals, Feedback, Rewards, and Positive Reinforcement to Boost Effectiveness?
Chapter 7 POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR How Can I Flourish at School, Work, and Home?

Chapter 8 GROUPS AND TEAMS How Can Working with Others Increase Everybody's Performance?
Chapter 9 IN THE DIGITAL AGE How Can I Become a More Effective Communicator?
Chapter 10 MANAGING CONFLICT AND NEGOTIATIONS How Can These Skills Give Me an Advantage?
Chapter 11 DECISION MAKING AND CREATIVITY How Critical Is It to Master These Skills?
Chapter 12 POWER, INFLUENCE, AND POLITICS How Can I Apply These to Increase My Effectiveness
Chapter 13 EFFECTIVENESS What Does It Take to Be Effective?
Chapter 14 ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, SOCIALIZATION, AND MENTORING How Can I Use These Concepts for Competitive Advantage?

PART THREE Organizational Processes
Chapter 15 ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN, EFFECTIVENESS, AND INNOVATION How Can Understanding These Key Processes and Outcomes Help Me Succeed?
Chapter 16 MANAGING CHANGE AND STRESS How Can You Apply OB and Show What You've Learned?

Book Details

  • Title: Organizational Behavior: A Practical, Problem-Solving Approach
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 704 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-01-14
  • ISBN-10: 1259188418
  • ISBN-13: 9781259188411
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