Human Side of Organizations

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Michael Drafke  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
624
Pub.-date
February 2008
ISBN13
9780135139745
ISBN
0135139740
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For Human Relations, Behavior in Organizations, Organizational Behavior courses.

 

Widely used and respected, this text has been adopted by hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and Canada since its first inception.  "The Human Side of Organizations" delivers complete, up-to-date, practical information on how people behave in organizations, how organizations and job design affect behavior at work, and how change impacts the business organization. This new edition strives to make material more meaningful to readers through new spot check exercises, student self-assessments, personal point exercises, and skill-building activities that reinforce the material step-by-step.

Features

For Human Relations, Behavior in Organizations, Organizational Behavior courses. Widely used and respected, this text has been adopted by hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and Canada since its first inception.  "The Human Side of Organizations" delivers complete, up-to-date, practical information on how people behave in organizations, how organizations and job design affect behavior at work, and how change impacts the business organization. This new edition strives to make material more meaningful to readers through new spot check exercises, student self-assessments, personal point exercises, and skill-building activities that reinforce the material step-by-step.  

 

New to this Edition:

 

New! Spot check exercises-appear throughout each chapter and offer intermittent five-question quizzes.

·        Contains groups of five-question formative tests that address knowledge and understanding.

·        Contains answers at the end of each assessment so students can check their progress.

 

New! Student self-assessments-now appear in every chapter.

·        Help students apply chapter material to their own frame of reference.

 

New! Skill-building exercises-appear in this edition.

·        Allow students to apply the chapter materials step-by-step using realistic organizational situations.

 

New! YouTube™ links-appear in this edition.

·        Offer an innovative and contemporary way to illustrate chapter content.

 

New! Personal Point exercises-appear in this edition.

·        Encourage reflection and reinforce chapter material in a more personal way.

 

New! Fully updated in this edition to include:

·        An increased section on problem-solving

·        An earlier placement of Ethics and Etiquette ( now Ch. 5)

·        Expanded ethical focus boxes

·        More on change management

·        Key terms and definitions in the margin

·        Updated Internet addresses

·        Learning objectives linked to end-of-chapter questions

 

 

Features:

 

Four-part organization-Includes: 1) Humans Are People; 2) The Organizational Framework; 3) Inducing Organizational Activity; and 4) Strategies for Improving Organizational Behavior.

·         Gives students a complete and understandable text that moves logically forward, promoting the learning experience.

 

Goals and Objectives-start of each chapter and are presented just as they are in business and management: broad goals first followed by specific objectives.

·         Focuses students' attention on key points and concepts.

 

Focus Boxes-brings the world of work closer to the student.

·        Offers a broad range of applications, including: Reality Checks; A Question of Ethics; and a Global Glance.

 

Cartoons, tables, figures, and photos-maintain the text's contemporary appearance and engaging style.

·        Emphasizes key points in entertaining and innovative ways (look for popular Dilbert cartoons, photos and more!).

·                                  

Marginal notes-offer a running glossary in the margins as well as NetNotes.

·        Gives students glossaries that contain key terms and concepts and their definitions.

·        Offers NetNotes that highlight additional Internet sites.

 

Checking for Understanding-includes questions that are directly linked to the learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter.

·        Reinforces key content and tests for comprehension.

 

Applications-are included in each chapter.

·        Provides students with opportunities to improve their organizational behavior skills through analysis of realistic situations.

 

Experiential exercises-appear at the end of each chapter.

·        Gives students hands-on experience with specific chapter concepts.

 

 

     

New to this Edition

New to this Edition:

 

New! Spot check exercises-appear throughout each chapter and offer intermittent five-question quizzes.

·        Contains groups of five-question formative tests that address knowledge and understanding.

·        Contains answers at the end of each assessment so students can check their progress.

 

New! Student self-assessments-now appear in every chapter.

·        Help students apply chapter material to their own frame of reference.

 

New! Skill-building exercises-appear in this edition.

·        Allow students to apply the chapter materials step-by-step using realistic organizational situations.

 

New! YouTube™ links-appear in this edition.

·        Offer an innovative and contemporary way to illustrate chapter content.

 

New! Personal Point exercises-appear in this edition.

·        Encourage reflection and reinforce chapter material in a more personal way.

 

New! Fully updated in this edition to include:

·        An increased section on problem-solving

·        An earlier placement of Ethics and Etiquette ( now Ch. 5)

·        Expanded ethical focus boxes

·        More on change management

·        Key terms and definitions in the margin

·        Updated Internet addresses

·        Learning objectives linked to end-of-chapter questions

 

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

PART ONE: THE BASICS OF HUMAN RELATIONS

1.      Work and Its Place in Life

2.      Perception and Problem Solving

3.      Primary Communications

4.      Improving Communications and Managing Conflict

5.      Ethics and Etiquette

 

PART TWO: THE ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK

6.      Jobs, from Design to Appraisal

7.      Formal Organizations: How People Organize

8.      Understanding Management

9.      Small Groups and the Informal Organization

10.  Individuals and Self-Management

 

PART THREE: INDUCING ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITY

11.  Motivation and Morale

12.  Job Satisfaction and Quality of Work Life

13.  The Dynamics of Change

 

PART FOUR: STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE

14.  Leadership

15.  Stress

16.  Challenges and Opportunities

Back Cover

Business and organizational leaders repeatedly stress the need for increased worker education and preparedness in communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, leadership, ethics, and the ability to work well with others. In other words, people need to know more about The Human Side of Organizations. The 10th edition continues a long tradition of fulfilling these needs. The skills presented here are those needed by everyone working in organizations today:

 

The Physical Work Environment;

The Mental Work Environment;

Interpersonal Communication;

Organizational Communication;

Ethics;

Workplace Etiquette;

Understanding Work, Jobs, and Management;

Teamwork and workgroups;

Motivation;

Job Satisfaction;

Leadership;

Difficulties in the workplace;

Challenges in the workplace.

 

Practical, readable language explains all of these topics and their underlying theories, enabling students to relate their personal situations and experiences directly to chapter concepts. An extensive inventory of pedagogical tools is included, which increase student engagement and performance.

 

The Human Side of Organizations, 10th edition - meeting personal and organizational needs for today and tomorrow.