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Length: 388 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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Get up to speed on the science of human behaviour in the workplace

Organisational behaviour is all about how people behave at work. It encompasses a wide range of topics that are crucial to business success. This fun-to-read primer quickly gets you up to speed on all the essentials of this fascinating subject. From personality differences and teams to personnel selection and motivation, the authors – all distinguished experts in the field – cover all the core OB concepts, making this the perfect introduction for students and a useful guide for managers looking to apply these concepts in practice.

  • Get the lowdown on OB – find out why understanding psychological and behavioural principles can be so important to success

  • Find out what makes people tick – gain powerful insights into why individuals behave the way they do in the workplace and the roles of intellectual, personality, and cultural differences

  • Discover why people act the way they do in groups – benefit from the latest OB thinking on group and team dynamics

  • Make sense of leadership – explore various leadership styles and their effects on groups, as well as how great leaders consistently motivate employees to exceed their limits

  • Take a bird's-eye view – get a clearer picture of the workplace at the organisational level and a deeper understanding of company culture and climate, organisational change, and more

  • Hire for excellence – get the latest on employee recruitment, development, and performance appraisals

Open the book and find:

  • A look at the nature of the individual in the workplace

  • Advice on group and team dynamics and why they can break down

  • Guidance on the employer/employee psychological contract

  • Effective leadership and motivation methods

  • Job design and performance appraisal techniques

  • Advice on hiring and developing employees

  • How to minimise the cost of stress in organisations

  • How the modern workplace is changing

Learn about:

  • The psychology of the workplace

  • The role of individuals, teams, and groups in organisations

  • Personality, motivation, and leadership in the workplace

  • How the modern workplace is changing

About the Author

Cary L. Cooper, PhD, is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health and Pro Vice Chancellor at Lancaster University. Lynn Holdsworth, PhD, is a research fellow at Manchester Business School. Sheena Johnson, PhD, is an occupational psychologist and a lecturer in organisational psychology at Manchester Business School.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1248 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 20, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007W8BCIW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,824 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cary L. Cooper is the author and editor of more than 125 books and is one of Britain's most quoted business gurus. He was born in the USA, but lives in England and has dual nationality. He is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School. He is a founding President of the British Academy of Management, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of only a few UK Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management, past President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and President of RELATE. He is Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was awarded the CBE by the Queen in 2001 for his contributions to organizational health and safety; and in 2014 he was awarded a Knighthood for his contribution to the social sciences.

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The book clearly explains how individuals and groups interact and act in organisations. It emphasises interesting topics, for instance: understanding psychology in the workplace, personality and intelligence, attitudes at work, motivating behaviour, commitment, teaming, stress, emotions, leadership styles, job design for high performance, organisational culture and change, global workplace, and hiring the right people. The well-known authors offer a useful look at human relations and behaviour. Additionally, it can be proven that the suitable behaviour is a key element to achieve success in business and life!
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