Readings and Exercises in Organizational Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120547524, 9781483213927

Readings and Exercises in Organizational Behavior

1st Edition

Authors: Jane W. Gibson Richard M. Hodgetts
eBook ISBN: 9781483213927
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1985
Page Count: 272
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Reading and Exercises in Organizational Behavior covers readings and exercises on organizational behavior.
The book presents articles on organizational behavior foundations, individual behavior in organizations, as well as group behavior in organizations. The text also includes articles on organizational design, job design, and the effects of job stress on performance. Articles on organizational processes dealing with decision making, communication, and performance appraisal are also considered. The book concludes by demonstrating articles on the nature and scope of organizational effectiveness, including topics on organizational climate, organizational change, and organizational development.
Behavioral psychologists and students taking organizational behavior courses will find the text invaluable.

Table of Contents

Cross Reference Table

Part I: Foundations of Modern Organizational Behavior

1. The Management Theory Jungle Revisited

2. Hawthorne Revisited: The Legend and the Legacy

3. The Human Side of Enterprise

4. A Model for Understanding Managerial Jobs and Behavior

5. Productivity: A New Perspective


OB Warmup

Part II: Individual Behavior in Organizations

6. Does Personality Really Change After 20?

7. Why You Do What You Do

Sociobiology: A New Theory of Behavior

8. That Urge to Achieve

9. Worker Motivation: Unsolved Problem or Untapped Resource?

10. Motivation Techniques: Does One Work Best?


Personality Perception

Nature/Nuture Controversy: What Do You Think?

Different Strokes

Part III: Group Behavior in Organizations

11. Group Dynamics and the Individual

12. Groupthink

13. Group Dynamics at the Roundtable

14. The Leadership Game: Matching the Man to the Situation

15. Following the Leader: How to Link Management Style to Subordinate Personalities


The Board Meeting

Group Collage

Least Preferred Coworker Scale

Power Dynamics

Part IV: Organizational Structure and Organizational Behavior

16. Structure is not Organization

17. Redesigning Jobs

18. What Japanese Managers Know That American Managers Don't

19. Quality Circles: Just Another Management Headache?

20. Stress: Race to the Bottom Line


Redesigning Jobs

Managerial Behavior Scenarios: Type A and B Personalities

Stress Models

Part V: Organizational Processes

21. The Nominal Group Technique: Applications for Training Needs Assessment

22. Successful Communications Between Supervisors and Employees

23. Nonverbal (Mis)Communication Between Managerial Men and Women

24. The Business of Listening

25. Performance Appraisal: A Win/Win Approach

26. Making MBO Work: Matching Management Style to MBO Program


NGT Exercise

Effective Listening Incidents

Faculty Cutbacks

Part VI: Organizational Effectiveness

27. Dealing with Resistance to Change

28. Managing Conflict in Today's Organizations

29. Selecting an Intervention for Organization Change

30. How to Make OD Work Better for Your Organization

31. Ethical Problems in the Practice of Organization Development


To Change or Not to Change

Corporate Conflict

Survey Feedback


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