Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080222523, 9781483148175

Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior

2nd Edition

An Applied Perspective

Authors: Andrew J. DuBrin
eBook ISBN: 9781483148175
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 552
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Description

Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior: An Applied Perspective, Second Edition examines the behavior of people in organizations. Topics covered range from political maneuvering in organizations (office politics) to the stresses facing people in managerial and professional positions. A conceptual framework for organizational behavior is presented, along with numerous case illustrations and examples from live organizational settings. This monograph consists of 14 chapters and opens with an introduction to organizational behavior and how it is influenced by principles of human behavior. The three main subareas or schools of management thought are discussed, together with the difference between knowledge work and non-knowledge work; how research and theory contribute to an understanding of organizational behavior; and the distinction between structure and process. The following chapters explore how the meaning of work relates to work motivation, as well as the link between work motivation and job performance; behavioral aspects of decision making; stresses in managerial and professional life; and political maneuvering in organizations. Small group behavior, leadership styles, and interpersonal communications are also considered, along with intergroup conflict and organizational effectiveness. This book will be of interest to students, managers, and staff specialists, as well as behavioral scientists and management theorists.

Table of Contents


List of Figures

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction to Organizational Behavior

Learning Objectives

Scope of Organizational Behavior

The Knowledge Worker and Organizational Behavior

What Organizational Behavior is No

The Contribution of Theory and Research

Sources of Information about Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior and Common Sense

Conceptual Framework for Organizational Behavior

Plan and Purpose of this Book

Questions for Discussion

Notes

Suggested Reading

Part II Individuals

Preview

Chapter 2 The Motivation to Work

Learning Objectives

How the Meaning of Work Relates to Work Motivation

Work Motivation and Job Performance

Work Motivation and Job Satisfaction

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory

Achievement Motivation

Expectancy Theory

Job Enrichment (Appealing to Higher Level Needs)

Combining Job Enrichment with Goal-Setting Theory

Behavior Modification in Organizations (The Application of Reinforcement Theory)

Optimum Use of Money as a Motivator

The Work Motivation Schema

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: How Do You Motivate This Man?

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 3 Behavioral Aspects of Decision Making

Learning Objectives

The Decision-Making Schema

Some Relevant Research on Independent Variables in Decision Making

Problem Finding

Clarification of the Problem

Finding Creative Alternatives

Weighing Alternatives

Making the Choice

Evaluation of Outcomes

Repetitive Decision Making

Quantitative Decision Making

Decision Making and the Organizational System

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: The Perplexing Mansion

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 4 Stresses in Managerial and Professional Life

Learning Objectives

A Paradigm for the Study of Stress

Relationship of Individual and Organizational Stress

Reactions to Stress

Organizational Pressures

Individual Conflicts

Some Relevant Research on Stress in Organizations

Prevention of Dysfunctional Stress

Methods of Reducing or Coping with Stress

Executive Health in Perspective

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: I Wish I Had Never Left

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 5 Political Maneuvering in Organizations

Learning Objectives

Conceptual Framework for Organizational Politics

The Power Motive and Job Politics

Secondary Factors Contributing to Job Politics

Career-Advancement Strategies

Bases of Power

Power-Acquisition Strategies

Can Politics Be Ignored?

Antidotes to Political Maneuvering

Implications for Policy Making

How Political are You?

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: The Turned-off Recognition Valve

Notes

Suggested Reading

Part III Small Groups

Preview

Chapter 6 Small Group Behavior

Learning Objectives

What is a Group?

A Framework for Understanding Small Groups

A Practical Theory of Small Group Behavior

What Functions Does a Group Perform?

Group Pressures toward Conformity

Effective Work Groups

Committees

Office of the President: Running a Company by Committee

Temporary Task Forces

Some Field Research about the Effectiveness of Groups

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: The Unbalanced Team

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 7 Leadership Styles

Learning Objectives

Leader Traits and Leadership Situations

Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness

Managerial Grid Styles

Situational Leadership Theory (The Life Cycle Theory)

Path-Goal Theory of Leadership

Participative Leadership Style

Leadership Style and Productivity

Determinants of Leadership Style

Improving Your Leadership Style

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Self-Insight Exercise: What Kind of Leadership and Followership Style Best Describes You?

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 8 Improving Subordinate Performance

Learning Objectives

Establishing Improvement Goals

A Control Model for Counseling and Coaching Subordinates

Performance Appraisals: Purposes and Problems

Performance Appraisals and Improvement

Management by Objectives

MBO and Improved Performance

Research on Helping Relationships in a Work Organization

Punishing People to Improve Performance

Group Cohesiveness and Improved Performance

Structural and Technological Factors

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: The Preempted Objectives

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 9 Interpersonal Communications

Learning Objectives

The Universal Communications Problem

Communication is Transactional

An Interpersonal Communication Process Model

Interpersonal Communication Structures

Technology and Interpersonal Communication

Barriers to Communication

Coping with Barriers to Communication

Transactional Analysis

Communication, Productivity, and Satisfaction

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: Why Don't People Tell Me These Things?

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 10 Intergroup Conflict

Learning Objectives

A Systems Model of Intergroup Conflict

Sources of Conflict

Line versus Staff Conflict (Generalists versus Specialists)

Consequences of Intergroup Conflict

Group Relationships and Intergroup Conflict

Reducing Intergroup Conflict

Behavioral Science Intervention in Conflict

Capitalizing on Conflict

A Research Study about Training in Conflict Management

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: The Dethroned President

Notes

Suggested Reading

Part IV Organizations

Preview

Chapter 11 Organizational Effectiveness

Learning Objectives

A Systems Viewpoint

Selected Measures of Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational Design and Effectiveness

Additional Factors Contributing to Organizational Effectiveness

Wasteful Organizational Practices

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Exercise: The Organizational Effectiveness Checklist

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 12 Management of Individual and Group Change

Learning Objectives

A Taxonomy of Change

A Systems Model of Change

Effects of Change on People

Why People Resist Change

Reducing Resistance to Change

Managing Technological Innovation

Managerial and Professional Obsolescence

A System for Coping with Change

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: Stop Crushing My Turbine Blades

Notes

Suggested Reading

Chapter 13 Organization Development and Change

Learning Objectives

Organization Development Strategies

A Model for the Management of Organizational Change

Role of the Consultant or Change Agent

Sensitivity Training and Encounter Groups

The Managerial Grid

Team Building

The Survey Feedback Approach

Characteristics of Successful and Unsuccessful Organization Development

A General Criticism of OD

Relationship to Core Propositions

Questions for Discussion

An Organizational Behavior Minicase: The Weekend Encounter

Notes

Suggested Reading

Part V The Future

Chapter 14 Managers and Organizations of the Future

Learning Objectives

Managers of the Future

Flexible Organizational Structures

More Power to the People

Acceptance of a Moderate Growth Philosophy

Increase in Multiple Careers and Protean Careers

Questions for Discussion

Notes

Suggested Reading

Glossary

Name Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
552
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1978
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483148175

About the Author

Andrew J. DuBrin