Research from a diverse array of organizational settings and occupations is included, from the education of medical students to the promotion of salespeople and from the adjustment of camp counselors to the retirement of CEOs. Role Transitions will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of orgainizational behavior, human resource management, and social, developmental, and industrial psychology."--Jacket.
"The third edition also introduces an exciting new learning feature, the online student study guide, with 139 interactive activities. Integrated with the text, the study guide allows students to experience content through multiple dimensions. They can explore and review chapter information using matching, drag-and-drop, ranking, Web searches, and audio- and video-based scenarios. Instructor ancillaries, including an instructor guide, PowerPoint presentation package and image bank, and test package, are also available."--BOOK JACKET.
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 adescriptive 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 inreal-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: For students:* Glossary* Web links * Critical thinking exercises For lecturers:* PowerPoint slides* Questions for research and discussion* Additional case studies * Group exercises
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Nine years after the First Edition, key scholars redefine the field of interpersonal communication. New chapters, which represent areas of contemporary concern, focus on culture and meaning, supportive communication and health care.