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Stephen P. Robbins
David A. DeCenzo, Coastal Carolina University
Robert M. Wolter, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Appropriate for Supervision, Supervision Management, and Intro to Management
Fundamental Management Skills for the Contemporary Workplace
Known as one of the most effective books on management, Supervision Today helps students build an understanding of supervising through real-life concepts, examples, and practice. It’s lively, conversational tone and full-color design engages students and helps capture the reality and excitement of the supervisor’s job. Using a “student-friendly” approach, Supervision Today covers the essential and traditional elements of managing others with a strong focus on applied and practical skills.
The Eighth Edition continues to be rich in instructional aids and experiential opportunities. Concentrating on the evolving roles supervisors must embrace in the current work environment, Supervision Today includes new information on employee engagement; sustainability; technological advances; work, life, and family balance; workplace diversity; supervising global teams; and more.
NEW! Significant additions to the eighth edition include the following:
Uses a Variety of Learning Aids throughout Each Chapter
Covers Contemporary Issues Facing Supervisors
Provides a Strong Foundation in Basic Supervisory Practices
Includes End-of-Chapter Features: A Skill-Focused Approach
Offers Exceptional Ancillary Support
Update on the importance of supervisors
PART I: DEFINING SUPERVISION AND SUPERVISORY CHALLENGES
1. Supervision Fundamentals
2. Supervision Challenges
PART II: PLANNING, ORGANIZING, STAFFING, CONTROLLING, AND DECISION MAKING
3. Planning and Goal Setting
5. Staffing and Recruiting
7. Problem Analysis and Decision Making
PART III: MOTIVATING, LEADING, COMMUNICATING, AND DEVELOPING
8. Motivating Followers
9. Leading Followers
10. Communicating Effectively
11. Developing Groups
PART IV: 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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