Readings and Exercises in Organizational Behavior

Readings and Exercises in Organizational Behavior

1st Edition - January 1, 1985

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  • Authors: Jane W. Gibson, Richard M. Hodgetts
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483213927

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: January 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483213927

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Jane W. Gibson

Richard M. Hodgetts

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