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Overview

Essentials of Organizational Behavior teaches readers how to communicate and interact within organizations, through real-world scenarios. The text offers comprehensive coverage of key organizational behavior (OB) concepts, making each lesson engaging and easy to absorb. Readers can use the book’s concepts to apply what they’ve learned to their own education, future career plans, and other organizational endeavors.

Currently used at more than 500 colleges and universities worldwide, Essentials of Organizational Behavior serves as a popular resource so readers can learn and understand the most important concepts in OB. With updated research and the integration of contemporary global issues, the 14th Edition focuses on the most relevant OB concepts that resonate with readers.

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Table of contents

Part 1: Understanding Yourself and Others

1. What is Organizational Behavior?

2. Diversity in Organizations

3. Attitudes and Job Satisfaction

4. Emotions and Moods

5. Personality and Values

 

Part 2: Making and Implementing Decisions

6. Perception and Individual Decision Making

7. Motivation Concepts

8. Motivation: From Concepts to Applications

 

Part 3: Communicating in Groups and Teams

9. Foundations of Group Behavior

10. Understanding Work Teams 

11. Communication

 

Part 4: Negotiating Power and Politics

12. Leadership

13. Power and Politics

14. Conflict and Negotiation

 

Part 5: Leading, Understanding, and Transforming the Organization System

15. Foundations of Organization Structure

16. Organizational Culture

17. Organizational Change and Stress Management

 

 

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