Human Resource are the key essentials of any organization success, the human factor drives everything, the success of any organization mostly depends on the ability to attract, motivate, retain and develop skilled people in business organization and management. No one can get success without knowing about people and their behavior at work, behavior direct links with the performance of the workforce, to understand and manage people at work it is vital to know about the behavior of the personnel. A question was always in my mind to write a book that would somehow appeared easy to most of students in the relevant fields. This book fulfills the primarily needs of the students of the business administration, commerce and management because behavior is an important management course, and is equally useful for those persons who are managing their organization and want to know the basic of organizational behavior. The purpose of this book is assisting the present and future organizational members to understand the fundamentals of organization behavior and to manage people at work. This book describes the important concepts that make up the field of organization behavior.
Using the most unique approach to organizational behavior today, Hellriegel/Slocum's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 13E equips readers to become high performance managers in today's business world. Readers gain a solid foundation in organizational behavior with this competency-based approach. Students assess and maximize their personal skills within the context of today's organizational behavior as they learn to master seven core managerial competencies most important for success -- managing self, ethics, communication, diversity, across cultures, teams, and change. This edition combines classic theory with contemporary research and emerging trends to establish a clear connection between OB theory and contemporary practice. New actual business cases and interactive exercises demonstrate how effective leaders use key competencies to lead. Trust ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 13E for the foundation your students need to become highly effective leaders today and tomorrow.
Luthans' Organizational Behavior was the first mainstream organizational behavior text on the market and continues its tradition of being the most current and up to date researched text today. The author, Fred Luthans, is well known in this field, and is the 5th highest Publisher in the Academy of Management Journal. He continues to do research in the area of organizational behavior. This text is aimed at professors who take a research based and conceptual approach to their OB course.
Book DescriptionLuthans: Organizational Behavior was the first mainstream organizational behavior text on the market and continues its tradition of being the most current and up to date researched text today. The author, Fred Luthans, is well known in this field, and is the 5th highest Publisher in the Academy of Management Journal. He continues to do research in the area of organizational behavior. This text is aimed at professors who take a research based and conceptual approach to their OB course.
Kreitner and Kinicki's Organizational Behavior, 6th Edition, continues its tradition of being up-to-date, relevant and user-driven. Kreitner and Kinicki's approach to organizational behavior is based on the authors' belief that reading a comprehensive textbook is hard work, but that the process should be interesting (and sometimes fun). Thus, they consistently attempt to find a way to make complex ideas understandable through explanations, contemporary examples, and/or learning exercises. The cover again depicts the well known visual brand of Wolves. This remains a central theme because Kreitner and Kinicki see wolves as an instructive and inspiring metaphor for modern Organizational Behavior. Wolves are dedicated team players, great communicators, and adaptable. These are key success attributes in today's workplace.
Students in the 21st Century will face an unprecedented rate of change in employee diversity, global competition, and legal requirements. Organizational Behavior and Management (OBM), 6th edition, by Ivancevich and Matteson is intended for that precise student. OBM 6/e provides those students with a wealth of text, readings, exercises and cases allowing them to experience and understand organizational behavior and it’s importance to them as future managers. Twenty-first century managers must not only be able to perform the necessary functions of management, but they must also lead in a manner that enriches the capacity of employees who may or are likely to be moving around from work assignments, starting their own firms, and multiple organizations. Leading change, thinking ahead, executing flawlessly a plan or program, using technology, displaying passion regularly are what leaders must do smoothly and easily. The 6th Edition of OBM prepares students for this enhanced role, by focusing on managing and leading a firm’s most valuable assets, its people.
Organizational citizenship behavior is a new concept in organizational performance and indeed an effective element in measuring it. It includes volunteer relations between employees which help make organizations more effective. The objective of this book is to contribute to the growing number of international studies on organizational citizenship behavior by identifying variables which determine organizational citizenship behavior by taking into account the roles played by national culture, organizational hierarchy and job satisfaction.
Organizational behavior is Academic field of study concerned with human behavior in organizations; also called organizational psychology. It investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structures have on behavior within an organization for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organization's effectiveness.Employees in any organisations are faced with various problems such as stress,conflict and how to work together as a team.As such, managers require to understand their employees on how they react to such encounters in the organisation and make the working environment a better place for them.
Previous research addressing leadership has traditionally adopted a single approach (i.e., traits, skills, or behaviors). This study fills this gap in the literature by adopting an integrative perspective of the leadership theory. To address the question of “how are some leaders more effective than others,” an exploratory mixed method approach was used, comprised of a qualitative study to provide the researcher with meaningful insights on the topic, and a quantitative study to confirm the main findings of the exploratory stage. Overall, the results give a substantive support for an integrative model of leadership effectiveness, contribute to the theoretical debate on how leadership effectiveness can sustain organizational performance, and help managers understand the effective leadership process inside organizations.
Today, in organizations, tasks are increasingly done in teams and hence, there is a need for employees who exhibit citizenship behavior such as helping others, organizational loyalty, individual initiative, civic virtue, self development, etc. Good organizational citizens are likely to be important for the creation of the Social Capital within the organization. Social Capital results from the willingness of employees to exceed their formal job requirements in order to help each other, to subordinate their individual interests for the good of the organization and to take a genuine interest in the organizations activities and overall mission. The understanding of how Social Capital is related to Organizational Citizenship Behavior will contribute to the body of knowledge on how to improve performance and effectiveness of both the individuals and the organization. Hence, the study was undertaken to understand Social Capital and Organizational Citizenship Behavior.
Book DescriptionIn their substantially revised Third Edition, McShane and Von Glinow continue the trailblazing innovations that made previous editions of Organizational Behavior recognized and adopted by the new generation of organizational behavior (OB)instructors. Acclaimed for its readability and presentation of current knowledge, this textbook's philosophy is that OB knowledge is for everyone, not just traditional managers. The new reality is that everyone -- sales representatives, production employees, physicians -- needs OB knowledge to successfully work in and around organizations. Organizational Behavior, 3rd Edition, is unparalleled in its ability to engage students by bringing cutting edge OB concepts closer to reality through the 'theory-practice link' approach. McShane and Von Glinow help readers connect OB theories to emerging workplace realities through hundreds of fascinating real-life stories from across the United States and around the world. McShane/Von Glinow's Organizational Behavior3rd Edition also continues to be the source of the hottest topics, such as: workaholism, virtual teams, corporate social responsibility, Schwartz's values model, innate drives theory, workplace emotions, executive coaching, guanxi, appreciative inquiry, social identity theory, workplace bullying, workplace justice, and much, much, more.
This book is planned as an introductory logic design book for students in commerce and management sciences. This book fulfills the primarily needs of the students of the business administration, commerce and management because Logic and critical thinking is an important management course. The book stresses fundamentals. It covers basic approaches of Logic. Logic and critical thinking is the key essential for the success of any Organization, Because most of the Managers need to make decisions, good and sound decision choice needs to understand the basics of Logic and Critical Thinking, which help the managers in their decision making process. This book describes the important concepts that make up the field of Logic and also emphasizes active learning through basic concepts in each chapter. The book is equally useful for those persons who are managing their organization and want to know the basic of Logic.Since several books already available in this subject but the main objective of this book is to assisting the students to understand the preliminary of the Logic.That's why this book is written in easy and self teaching style.
One of the key elements that enhance the performance of an organization is the organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) of its workers. The willingness to go an extra mile and owning the organization’s mission usually translate into success. Although OCB is important, little is known about the factors contributing to willingness of teachers going an extra mile in their workplace. There are some potential significant variables in schools that relate with organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). The key question in relation to OCB in schools is "To what extent does the transformational leadership, school climate, and teacher faith maturity in schools relate to the OCB of the teachers? This work seeks to provide a better theoretical understanding of OCB in schools particularly in the church related schools in Kenya.
Assuming that rural population of Rwanda almost agricultural knows a precariousness of its productive assets specifically cultivable land. And that their organizational mode is not adapted in order to help them enjoying a sustainable socio-economic life. My main objective is to understand the magnitude of this landless and the fragility’s degree of this organizational mode. I made an exploratory survey to verify four assumptions: (i) The rural population of Rwanda lives an excessive landless accompanying by a high fragmentation; (ii) This landless increases by generations to generations; (iii) In these circumstances, this operator lives an organizational mode based primarily to individualism which does not allow him to fully enjoy its physical, moral and intellectual forces; (iv) Its socio cultural environment is not hostile to cooperative mode that allowed to overcome challenges in time and space such as those uncounted by Rwandan rural population. The analysis of my findings allowed me to confirm those four assumptions and I have reached my goal. My research result is brought to knowledge of many readers, various speakers and decision-makers.
The Behavior of Communicating – An Ethological Approach (Paper)
Crowd phenomenon is a complex human behavior that has been investigated in different disciplines. The mystery of crowd lies in the strange pattern in which people tend to behave when they are among a group than their typical pattern when they are in isolation. Revolutionary crowd, as a special crowd type, has not been fully examined in the literature. However, due to the recent and current turbulent sociopolitical global environment, it turns to be a hot research topic. The aim of this book is to investigate the influence of a set of internal and external factors on the crowd pattern and dynamics in an attempt to understand the conditions that lead to or prohibit the formation of revolutionary crowds. A complete framework for the book is developed with a computer agent-based simulation testbed for testing a predefined set of experiments. The proposed model shows a number of emergent behaviors including the insignificance of highly intensified media under unfavorable satisfaction levels, the failure of contagion theory in sustaining a revolution without supporting external media, and the positive influence of the number of acquaintances on maintaining an ignited revolution.
Nowadays the terms organizational behavior and human resource management are being increasingly used by both practitioners and researchers. The changes in today’s business environment, triggered a number of changes in management and organizational practice that pointed in the organizational behavior and human resource management direction. Therefore, a relatively critical body of academic literature concerning organizational behavior and human resource management has emerged. In this essence, this book attempts to develop an understanding of the important issues and challenges in the fields of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. It is a must for business students and the busy professional manager alike. This collection covers some of the main issues associated with people management. Each essay provides a valuable shorthand to understanding the content of the main issues and the contested debates around it. In this book, some contemporary issues in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management will be reviewed and discussed.
The management of people at work is an essential part of the management process. In order to understand the vital importance of people in the organization, the human element and organization may be considered as synonymous. Organizational commitment is one of the most popular subjects of management, organizational behavior and organizational psychology disciplines, as organizations need committed workers to compete in the global economy. This book is divided into two main parts. First part examines the theoretical background of organizational commitment and the second part includes a field study, investigating the relationship between the employees’ education level and their organizational commitment.
This book explores how soft systems methodology (SSM) and object-oriented analysis (OOA) can be used together through a wider framework to increase the effectiveness of organizational requirements analysis for information systems development. To understand information systems, we need to understand organizations, what they are, and how they work. The determination of organizational information requirements should be a two-stage process: 1) a business analysis, to make sense of the human activities performed in organizations; followed by 2) a technology-oriented analysis to define what technological facilities might support the organizational activities. SSM, being perception-driven, helps users understand what information they need and how to use the information. OOA, on the other hand, provides the base for building a data structure capable of satisfying the identified information needs. A wider framework is thus developed for complementary application of both methods in IS requirements analysis.
This book introduces 4 important topics in organizational behavior: organizational commitment, work environment, organizational environment, and motivation. The first chapter discusses conceptualization of organizational commitment, antecedents and consequences of organizational commitment, and organizational commitment profiles. Also, this chapter reviews commitment studies in sport management and suggests future directions in commitment research in sport management. In chapter 2, an individual’s psychological work environment, such as social support, organizational support, organizational justice, and work-family conflict, is examined in relation to various work outcomes. Chapter 3 focuses on reviewing different perspectives of classifying organizational environment and attempts to develop environmental dimensions that are applicable to sport organizations. Finally, different motivation theories and the studies that employed each theory are reviewed, and the importance of cross-cultural studies in motivation is discussed.