Organisational Behaviour in the Workplace

Series
Pearson
Author
Laurie J. Mullins  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
12
Language
English
Total pages
752
Pub.-date
August 2019
ISBN13
9781292245485
ISBN
1292245484
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Description

A comprehensive textbook, completely refreshed to engage students through real life case studies and develop their critical thinking. A new title to reflect the focus on organisational behaviour and written specifically for undergraduate first year students.

Features

Now featuring a focus on the individual, group and organisation structure of Organisational Behaviour modules, with emphasis on engaging students in understanding the discipline through self-awareness, group working and critical thinking skills.

 

A new Chapter 0 explains how students can approach Organisational Behaviour to gain insight into individual and group behaviour to predict and control the behaviour of people within an organisation setting in order to improve performance and the importance of adopting a critical perspective and developing employability skills

 

Topic maps at the beginning of chapters link the topic within the holistic whole to illustrate how topics relate to each other

 

You critical review questions throughout the text and the Critical Thinking Zones at the end of each chapter encourage students to question and consider alternative viewpoints to core theories using researched articles to debate issues such as work life balance, knowledge/gig economy, performance management and emotional intelligence.

 

Organisational Behaviour in Action case studies throughout give valuable insights into a practical real world situation with tasks to encourage further thinking.

 

 

New to this Edition

New to this edition are:

 

  • Topic maps at beginning of each chapter to show the interrelation of topics in Organisational Behaviour
  • Critical Thinking Zone with activities to develop critical thinking, for example through different viewpoints in researched articles
  • Updated Organisational Behaviour in Action case studies to give valuable insights into a practical real-world situation and active questions
  • New focus on Organisational Behaviour to guide students through the person-organisation relationship by applying theories, developing critical thinking and engaging through cases
  • A new Chapter 0 explains how students can approach Organisational Behaviour to gain insight into individual and group behaviour to predict and control the behaviour of people within an organisation setting in order to improve performance and the importance of adopting a critical perspective and developing employability skills

Table of Contents

Part 1: Organisational Behaviour and Work

0. Your study of Organisational behaviour

1. People-Organisation relationship

2. The work environment

3. Workplace conflict and stress

Part 2: Focus on the individual

4. Personality and diversity

5. Learning and development

6. Perception and communication

7. Work motivation and satisfaction

Part 3: Focus on groups and leadership

8. Working in groups and teams

9. Leadership in the work environment

10. Managing people at work

Part 4: Focus on the organisation

11. Organisation theory and structure

12. Patterns of structure and workplace design

13. Technology in the workplace

14. Power and control at work

Part 5: Focus on organisational environment

15. Organisational culture and change

16. Strategy, corporate responsibility and ethics

17. Organisational performance and effectiveness

 

Author

Author Laurie Mullins was formerly a principal lecturer in the University of Portsmouth Business School. Laurie has undertaken a range of consultancy including UNAIS, VSO and UNISON Education; held lecturing appointments in the USA, Australia and The Netherlands; and acted as tutor, adviser and examiner for a number of professional and educational bodies.

Contributor Jacqueline McLean is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management in the  Department of Business  and Management at Manchester  Metropolitan University

Contributor Peter Scott is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth Business School, specialising in organisational behaviour and employee relations.

Reader Review(s)

“Comprehensive and accessible Organisational Behaviour text which introduces students to the key concepts, theories and subject knowledge in well organised and clear manner.”

Dr Louise Preget, University of Bournemouth