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Human Behavior in Organizations

Human Behavior in Organizations

2nd Edition

Rodney Vandeveer, Michael Menefee

Mar 2009, Paperback, 408 pages
ISBN13: 9780135038116
ISBN10: 0135038111
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In this book, readers are introduced to the foundations of Organizational Behavior through the self-discovery of their own personalities, preferences, abilities, and learning styles. The concepts of individual, group, and organizational behavior are delivered in a way that allow readers to envision how they will fit into organizations and be successful in leadership roles. A variety of tools are used to guide the reader through the self discovery process, including chapter opening self-assessment tests, chapter opening and closing case studies and the Prentice Hall Self-Assessment Library.

1. What Is Organizational Behavior?

2. Personality, Ability, and Learning

3. Perception

4. Values and Attitudes

5. Motivation

6. Stress

7. Turning People into Team Players

8. Group Behavior

9. Leadership

10. Decision Making

11. Communication

12. Conflict

13. Negotiation

14. Typical Structures

15. What Do People in Different Jobs Do?

16. Human Resources 1: The Hiring Process

17. Human Resources 2: Company Policy

18. Organizational Culture

19. Motivation in Organizations

20. Organizational Change

21. Power and Politics

22. Effort and Ethics

23. Succeeding in an Organization

For courses in Organizational Behavior and Human Behavior in Organizations.

In this text, students are introduced to the foundations of Organizational Behavior through the self-discovery of their own personalities, preferences, abilities, and learning styles. The concepts of individual, group, and organizational behavior are delivered in a way that allow students to envision how they will fit into organizations and be successful in leadership roles. A variety of tools are used to guide students through the self discovery process, including chapter opening self-assessment tests, chapter opening and closing case studies and the Prentice Hall Self-Assessment Library.

Hallmark Features

Chapter opening self-assessment tests–tie directly to the Self-Assessment Library.

  • Uses research-based, self scoring, self-assessment questionnaires to help students identify and discover their own behavioral preferences.

Beginning and end of chapter case studies–tie to major concepts in the chapter.

  • Provides resources for additional reflection and application.

Current movie, television, and newspaper cartoon references–provide contemporary illustrations.

  • Allows students to connect the theories and concepts discussed in the text with familiar everyday references.

Personal Profile Assignment–seeAppendix 1.

  • Provides an end of course opportunity to reflect on individual growth and understanding.
  • Asks students to prepare a paper reflecting on five thought provoking questions drawing on the knowledge gained throughout the course.

Group and Team Discover Project–see Appendix 2.

  • Asks students to make a team presentation on a topic relating to individual, group or organizational behavior.
  • Challenges students to explore and analyze group dynamics through a team project.

Self-Assessment Library 3.4–included with the purchase of a new book.

  • Offers 68 instruments that help students assess their knowledge, beliefs, feelings, and actions regarding a wide range of personal skills, abilities and interests.