Introduction to work and organizational behavior
Work and Organizational Behaviour: Understanding the Workplace by John BrattonEver wondered what really motivates people, why bad decisions get made or what the latest blockbuster movie can tell you about leadership? Discover for yourself in this fascinating introduction to organizational behaviour.
Written by leading experts, Work and Organizational Behaviour offers great value for money and has already helped thousands of students to develop the skills they need to succeed in their exams, not to mention preparing them for the world of work. The only book to offer a truly balanced and international approach, it …
- Brings the subject to life through case studies, vignettes and links to popular films
- Sharpens your critical thinking skills and encourages you to debate
- Uses superb illustrations to help you understand important ideas
- Gives you a global perspective by including examples from across the world
- Gives you FREE access to online learning resources to help you pass your exams, including self-test multiple choice questions, web links, chapter summaries, extra case studies, and lots of advice on essay writing and presentations
New features of this fully updated 2nd edition include:
- New chapter on organizational culture, plus extra coverage on key areas like work–life balance, identity, emotion, innovation and corporate social responsibility
- Over 40 new case studies and vignettes, including OB and globalization features focusing international aspects of OB, and Work and society feature focusing on how organizations interact with their environment
- Over 50 new chapter research questions to help you find out more about the subject
- New chapter structure to fit better with module structures
- Extra help for second-language students including vocab checklists and online advice
This fully updated core intro text for undergraduate and MBA students presents psychological and sociological perspectives on organizational behaviour in a critical yet accessible way.
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Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour
A comprehensive core textbook for all modules in organizational behaviour offering critical and managerial perspectives on key topics, up to date international research and examples, video interviews with business managers that bring the subject to life, and a contemporary focus on ethics and diversity. This is a well written and comprehensive resource for students and lecturers alike. In providing contemporary examples which will resonate with students, Bratton challenges them to view OB critically. It is well-written and manages to convey a critical awareness lacking in other texts. Key OB theories are illustrated with contemporary examples that will resonate with students and will prompt them as future managers to consider their roles in addressing inequalities and ensuring sustainable practice. Students and teachers alike should find much here to provoke discussion and critical reflection. Well researched, providing historical and current information, and full of stimulating case studies, this is an excellent teaching tool and an exciting read.
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There are numerous factors and schools of thought that can affect a business' operations, both negatively and positively. The right combination, with the proper execution, can all but guarantee the long-term success of a business. Often these aspects are determined by the experts who study them and search for patterns that indicate their value throughout history. For many business owners and managers, such information from these studies can be incredibly vital. One of the more important and significant aspects that can affect a business is organizational behavior. Its presence in the professional world is historically well established, although many people are not necessarily aware of it and its impact on work.