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Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach
David A. Kolb
0130176109
June 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Preface This seventh edition of Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach is the latest improvement on an experiment that began over 30 years ago. The first edition of this book was developed at MIT in the late 1960s and was the first application of the principles of experience-based learning to teaching in the field of organizational psychology. Since then the field has changed, the practice of experience-based learning has grown in acceptance and sophistication, and we, the authors, have changed. The field of organizational behavior has grown rapidly in this time period and is today a complex tapestry of historical trends, contemporary trends, and new emerging trends. In the Introduction that follows we will describe these trends in more detail. In comparison with previous editions, more emphasis has...


Feminization of the Clergy in America
Paula D. Nesbitt
0195106865
Apr 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Feminization is said to occur when women enter any given occupation in substantial numbers, and ostensibly leads to such dynamics as sex-segregation, reduced opportunities for men, and depressed wages and diminished prestige for the occupation as a whole. Spanning more than 70 years, Paula
Nesbitt's study of feminization concentrates on the Episcopal Church and the Unitarian Universalist Association, utilizing both statistical results and interviews to compare occupational patterns prior and subsequent to the large influx of women clergy. Among her findings, the author discovers that
a decline in men's opportunities is evident before the 1970s, preceding the great influx of women over the last two decades. She also finds that increases in the number of women ordained reduced occupational prospects for other...


Organizational Behavior Reader
David A. Kolb
0130265543
August 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
PREFACE This book is a primer on human behavior in organizations for students of management at three different levels undergraduate, graduate, and executive education. Our goal in this volume is to prepare employees and managers to diagnose and understand organizational issues and be more effective. The reader includes writings by scholars and practitioners in the key areas of organizational behavior, which have been divided into four sections: "Understanding Yourself and Other People at Work," "Creating Effective Work Groups," "Leadership and Management," and "Managing Effective Organizations." This edition contains basic ideas and concepts, new research findings and practical applications, as well as emerging perspectives that suggest the future shape of the field. In contrast with previous editions, there...


Occupational Stress and Organizational Effectiveness
Anne W. Riley
0275922812
June 1987
Hardcover
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Review
“This book is among the best on stress and its organizational consequences. It is based on papers presented at the Seventh Annual Applied Behavioral Science Symposium. The editors and most of the contributors are academic specialists on stress. The major theme of the book is that stress has negative, and sometimes positive, personal and organizational consequences. On the positive side, stress--perceived as challenge--may arouse performance-enhancing responses; but stress may also induce withdrawal, absenteeism, and poor performance. The causes of stress lie at the individual level (people react differently), and in the demands of tasks, work group relations, and organizational features. However, employee assistance programs, the typical form of aid in dealing with employee stress, focus almost exclusively on the...


Office Survival Guide
Marilyn Puder-York
0071462031
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A Fortune 500 consultant reveals the 10 most common workplace conflicts--and how to resolve them This insightful guide to office politics is a must-have for anyone who wants to survive--and thrive--in today's business world. Written by a corporate consultant and clinical psychologist who specializes in workplace behavior, it identifies the ten most common interpersonal problems that can make or break careers--and offers concrete strategies for dealing with them. The Office Survival Guide's two-step method shows how to respond in a variety of situations and adjust behavior for different personalities. It includes solutions for "managing up" to difficult bosses, "managing down" to troublesome subordinates, and "managing across" to problematic peers.

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Understanding Occupational & Organizational Psychology
Lynne J. Millward
0761941339
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

`Provides excellent coverage of the main areas of Industrial, Work and Organisational Psychology. All main topics at the individual an group levels are covered… a highly competent, research based introductory text' - Professor Neil Anderson, University of Amsterdam

`This is an excellent book. It will be invaluable to students on MSc Occupational/Organizational Course. It provides detailed coverage of the main topic areas taking a critical approach. The text covers recent research in the area providing a useful debate of current and key issues in the field. The case studies and activities are particularly useful' - Dr Christeen George, University of Hertfordshire

Understanding Occupational and Organizational Psychology is an invaluable resource for...



Trust and Betrayal in the WorkPlace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization
Dennis S. Reina
1576753778
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
Dennis and Michelle Reina, principals in an organization-development firm, believe more productive and rewarding work environments will emerge if relationships that define them are truly built on trust. The problem they see is years of "downsizing, restructuring, and reengineering or of upsizing, mergers, and growth" that frequently result in minor misreadings of intention along with major breaches of promise--followed all too often by seriously diminished employee performance. The solution they propose in Trust & Betrayal in the Workplace is that leaders must develop a full understanding of the complex dynamics involved, and commit to practices that support building trust with employees. The book addresses the aspects of betrayal and trust, the bulk of it focused on "transactional trust" (which they define as "managing...


Understanding Occupational & Organizational Psychology
Lynne J. Millward
0761941347
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

`Provides excellent coverage of the main areas of Industrial, Work and Organisational Psychology. All main topics at the individual an group levels are covered… a highly competent, research based introductory text' - Professor Neil Anderson, University of Amsterdam

`This is an excellent book. It will be invaluable to students on MSc Occupational/Organizational Course. It provides detailed coverage of the main topic areas taking a critical approach. The text covers recent research in the area providing a useful debate of current and key issues in the field. The case studies and activities are particularly useful' - Dr Christeen George, University of Hertfordshire

Understanding Occupational and Organizational Psychology is an invaluable resource for...



High-Impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-Based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job
Victoria A. Hoevemeyer
0814473016
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Like many of the offerings from Amacom, the publishing arm of the American Management Association, High-Impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job has a no-nonsense, practical bent. Focused on both the art and the science of effective job interviews, it's clearly intended as a manual for everyday use by hiring managers and human-resource professionals across a wide range of organizations. Author Victoria Hoevemeyer has worked for over 20 years in organizational development and leadership coaching from her home base of Illinois, and her expertise shows through in the direct, straightforward tone suffusing this book.

If the interactions between job seekers and job interviewers can resemble a cat-and-mouse game, with each group trying to outwit and to stay one step...



Root Cause Analysis: Improving Performance for Bottom-Line Results
Robert J. Latino
084931318X
April 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Duy H. Hua, Kansas State University
"...Packed with a wide variety of subjects and detailed information for engineering problem-solving...comprehensible and comprehensive...illuminating." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
Informative, well-illustrated and well-organized text…worthwhile reading for any plant engineer seeking to understand why errors occur and how to eliminate them, and have a direct positive impact on his company's bottom line.- Jeanine Katzel, Plant Engineering Magazine

RCA should be used as a tool to help correct ongoing problems that are sucking dollars from your organization…This book should be a standard part of any RCA practitioner's 'toolbox'.- Bret Ridgway, Maintenance Resources

…if you read this book…you will...



Lessons Learned: Shaping Relationships and the Culture of the Workplace
Roland S. Barth
0761938435
June 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Dennis Sparks, Executive Director : "Few topics are more important than how school leaders can shape relationships and improve the culture of the workplace. In Lessons Learned, Roland Barth distills a lifetime of craft knowledge acquired both on the sea and in schools to provide readers with the guidance and wisdom that only such a reflective and insightful mind can provide. Barth advocates truth telling, and this wonderful book offers that rare and significant gift to its readers."
Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director : "School leaders will find treasures of wisdom in this profound, yet entertaining, easy to read, and witty account of Roland Barth's life as an educator and sailor, and his ability to connect the two experiences. The importance of creating a productive work culture through positive relationships remains...


Sensemaking in Organizations
Karl E. Weick
080397177X
July 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Finalist for the George Terry Award sponsored by the Academy of Management "This lovely and important book is the clearest, most complete, and interesting statement of sensemaking in organizations available. . . . It will have an impact on both new and experienced scholars." --Bob Sutton, Stanford University "Weick is artful. He masterfully constructs the sensemaking theoretical framework so that it can be better understood by the general scholar and in the process provides the reader with the sensemaking experience." --Kathleen Sutcliffe, University of Minnesota The teaching of organization theory and the conduct of organizational research have been dominated by a focus on decision making and the conception of strategic rationality. The rational model, however, ignores the inherent complexity and ambiguity of...


Toxic Emotions at Work: How Compassionate Managers Handle Pain and Conflict
Peter J. Frost
1578512573
February 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Organizational "toxin handlers"-the people who deal with emotional pain in the workplace-serve a dual role, says Frost, contributing positively to the health of both companies and their employees. The author, an organizational behavior professor at the University of British Columbia, explains that toxicity is a normal by-product of organizational life. It can stem from hard-driving executives who push production and motivate by fear; inevitable changes like layoffs, mergers or leadership shifts; or personal pain from illness, death or lifestyle transitions. Frost offers myriad anecdotes to show how toxin handlers attempt to absorb bad vibes via the role of compassionate listener, guide, buffer and mentor. These do-gooders face repercussions from their often-unacknowledged efforts; they might, for instance, become...


Work Types
Jean M. Kummerow
0446672173
January 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is ubiquitous. Businesses use the MBTI at training seminars, employment counselors use it to decide on careers for their clients, and college professors foist it off on their classes to compare and contrast their students' traits. A shortened version of the test is even posted on the Internet. The authors have decided to capitalize on the MTBI's popularity by putting together a book they claim will help you understand and make the most of your own type, as well as the types of those in your workplace. They offer checklists for each type that mentions ways to enlarge on that type's strengths and to minimize its weaknesses. They also offer scenarios such as meetings or group projects where type preferences might come into play, and they mention ways to adjust to the natural friction...

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