ISBN : 9780198777137
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As the most critical yet accessible introduction to organizational behaviour and work this book will help you understand the complexities of organizational life and evaluate modern business practices.
Classic organizational behaviour topics such as team-working, motivation, and change are complemented by core critical approaches such as power and control, organizational misbehaviour, and health and well-being through a clear three-part structure. Students are encouraged to look beyond a descriptive approach and truly engage with the content. Examples and 'Stop and Think' boxes placed throughout chapters, as well as end-of-chapter case studies with accompanying questions, provide the opportunity for this engagement and show how each chapter's theoretical coverage applies in real-life business situations. Suggestions of films and novels which relate to the chapter topic provide further opportunities to see organizational behaviour in context and demonstrate just how prevalent its principles are in everyday life.
The accessible style assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, and the full range of themes and topics explored provides a rich picture of the realities of organizational behaviour and work.
This book is accompanied by a selection of online resources, including:
Critical thinking exercises
For adopting lecturers:
Questions for research and discussion
Additional case studies
Approaching management critically
1: Setting the scene
2: Employees' views of work
3: Managerial views of work
4: The rationality of management
5: Sexuality, sex typing, and gender
Classic organizational behaviour and the critique
10: Organizational learning
12: Teams and teamworking
14: All change?
The core of critical approaches
15: Managerial power and control
16: Organizational misbehaviour
17: Voluntary, not-for-profit, and alternative organizations
18: Health, well-being, emotion, and stress
"Wilson writes in an extremely accessible way with a good balance of depth and breadth." - Ronnie Caddow, Glasgow Caledonian University
"This book stands out in its commitment to taking a critical approach to the study of Organisational Behaviour. It introduces students to the main debates in the literature on each subject and in this way becomes a helpful starting point in their learning journey." - Dr Patrizia Kokot, University of Reading
"This book has all the hallmarks of a great Organizational Behaviour textbook; being comprehensive in content whilst informative and accessible for students across a range of levels." - Michael Frize, University of Sheffield
"A stimulating, astute, and original introduction to the core questions on work, organizations, and their management." - Dr Pasi Ahonen, University of Essex