Human Side of Organizations

Paperback | February 29, 2008

byMichael Drafke

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Widely used and respected, this book has been adopted by hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and Canada since its first inception.  "The Human Side of Organizations" delivers complete, up-to-date, practical information on how people behave in organizations, how organizations and job design affect behavior at work, and how change impacts the business organization. This new edition strives to make material more meaningful to readers through new spot check exercises, student self-assessments, personal point exercises, and skill-building activities that reinforce the material step-by-step. This book is perfect for anyone who wishes to better understand managers, peers, or workers can benefit from this book as it covers the vital skills needed to survive and thrive in an organization.

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Widely used and respected, this book has been adopted by hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and Canada since its first inception.  "The Human Side of Organizations" delivers complete, up-to-date, practical information on how people behave in organizations, how organizations and job design affect behavior at work, and how change impacts ...

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Business and organizational leaders repeatedly stress the need for increased worker education and preparedness in communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, leadership, ethics, and the ability to work well with others. In other words, people need to know more about The Human Side of Organizations. The 10th edition continues a long ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.8 × 8 × 1.2 inPublished:February 29, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135139740

ISBN - 13:9780135139745

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

PART ONE: THE BASICS OF HUMAN RELATIONS

1.      Work and Its Place in Life

2.      Perception and Problem Solving

3.      Primary Communications

4.      Improving Communications and Managing Conflict

5.      Ethics and Etiquette

 

PART TWO: THE ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK

6.      Jobs, from Design to Appraisal

7.      Formal Organizations: How People Organize

8.      Understanding Management

9.      Small Groups and the Informal Organization

10.  Individuals and Self-Management

 

PART THREE: INDUCING ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITY

11.  Motivation and Morale

12.  Job Satisfaction and Quality of Work Life

13.  The Dynamics of Change

 

PART FOUR: STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE

14.  Leadership

15.  Stress

16.  Challenges and Opportunities