Organizational Behavior: Theory and Practice covers the concepts of organizational behavior. The book discusses the foundations of modern organizational behavior and the individual or group behavior in organizations. The text then describes organizational structure and the ways in which individuals, groups, and the structure all come together in an organizational setting. In this part of the book, major consideration is given to basic factors in organizational design, contingency factors in organizational design, and job design. The organizational processes used in bringing together the individual, the group, and the structure are also considered. The book further tackles the ways in which organizations deal with behavioral problems, such as conflict and the fears that often accompany change. Behavioral psychologists and students taking behavioral courses in management will find the text useful.
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.