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For supervision, supervision management, and intro to management courses.

 

Supervisory management skills for the contemporary workplace

Known as one of the most effective books on supervising, Supervision Today! helps readers build their supervisory skills through real-life concepts, examples, and practice. It’s lively, conversational tone and full-color design engages individuals and helps capture the responsibilities and challenges of a real supervisor’s job. The text covers the essential and traditional elements of managing others with a strong focus on applied and practical skills, all with a user-friendly approach.

 

The 9th Edition continues to be a rich resource that includes lots of examples and visual stimuli that make the concepts come alive. Concentrating on the traditional and evolving roles supervisors must embrace in the current work environment, the text includes new information on employee recognition programs, global diversity, teleworking, and more. With this, readers will have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to effectively supervise employees in their future careers.

 

 

 

Table of contents

PART 1: DEFINING SUPERVISION AND SUPERVISORY CHALLENGES  

1. Supervision Fundamentals 

2. Supervision Challenges 

 

PART 2: PLANNING, ORGANIZING, STAFFING, CONTROLLING, AND DECISION MAKING        

3. Planning and Goal Setting 

4. Organizing 

5. Staffing and Recruiting 

6. Controlling 

7. Problem Analysis and Decision Making 

 

PART 3: MOTIVATING, LEADING, COMMUNICATING, AND DEVELOPING

8. Motivating Followers 

9. Leading Followers 

10. Communicating Effectively 

11. Developing Groups 

 

PART 4: APPRAISAL, SAFETY, NEGOTIATION, CHANGE, AND LABOR RELATIONS      

12. Performance Appraisal 

13. Workplace Health and Safety 

14. Conflict, Politics, Discipline, and Negotiation 

15. Change Management 

16. Supervision and Labor 

 

POSTSCRIPT: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 

ANSWERS TO COMPREHENSION CHECKS AND CROSSWORD PUZZLES

 

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