Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: MAY-08
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|Organizational Behavior: Essentials
(University of Western Australia)
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|About the book|
Organizational Behavior [Essentials] 2e offers the same quality of contemporary knowledge, excellent readability, and classroom support that has made the hardback book by the same author team one of the best-selling OB books around the world - but in a smaller package. It applies four fundamental principles: linking theory with reality, organizational behavior for everyone, contemporary theory foundation, and active learning support. McShane and Von Glinow have sliced out the extended or secondary topics so students can drill down to what is really essential. Although this book is less than two-thirds the length of their comprehensive hardback textbook, it doesn’t skimp on classroom support. In this era of active learning, critical thinking, and outcomes-based teaching, these supplements are becoming more “essential” than ever.
All Chapters have been thoroughly updated – This text remains on the cutting edge of topical coverage in Organizational Behavior, as updated via both examples and recent OB research. New and updated materials include: New section on four perspectives of organizational effectiveness (Ch. 1); New section on the individual’s self-concept, a topic that is quickly becoming recognized as a powerful influence on individual perceptions, attitudes and behavior (Ch. 2); NEW section on teams trust, which describes the 3 foundations of trust (calculus-based, knowledge-based and identification-based). (Ch. 7); NEW section on choosing the best communication medium (Ch. 8).
Updated Case Lineup – OB [Essentials] 2e has several new cases not found in the previous edition. Cases have been moved to the end of each part, which gives instructors more flexibility in using the cases as assignment and for discussing the case in terms of theories from more than one chapter.
Expanded Coverage on Conflict Management—The section on interpersonal conflict, (Ch. 10) includes more detail and an exhibit highlighting the contingencies of each conflict handling style. The chapter now begins with a discussion of the question whether conflict is good or bad. It clarifies the evolution of thinking—including the all conflict is bad view, the optimal level of conflict (upside-down U) view, and the two types of conflict view.
NEW! Management in the Movies (ISBN: 0073317713) McGraw-Hill is now offering a Management in the Movies DVD loaded with scenes from major Hollywood movies and TV Shows! For example, the clip from Hoosiers has great application to leadership, individual differences (self-efficacy and self esteem), and group dynamics. Each movie has been clipped to highlight a specific scene (each is less than two and a half minutes) and linked to specific topics including groups, ethics, diversity, global management, and more! Along with the DVD, McGraw-Hill provides an instructor’s manual with suggestions for usage of the clip, clip summaries, and discussion questions to accompany each segment.
Updated and Expanded Coverage on Organizational Culture —Schneider’s attraction-selection-attribution theory is introduced, which explains how attracting, selecting and socializing employees can strengthen organizational culture. OB [Essentials] 2e, includes a section on whether organizational culture is important. The content of the organizational culture section now includes an exhibit showing O’Reilly, Chatman and Caldwell’s organizational culture profile dimensions. The sections on the elements of content of organizational culture have been re-written to reflect current thinking on the concepts.
Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter inform students about what they should understand after reading through the chapter.
Author-Prepared, Prep-Time Reducing Instructor Manual and PPTs – The author prepared their own Instructor Manual and PPTs with the primary goal to save instructors prep time! Each chapter includes many suggested questions to spur in-class discussion as well as three teaching tips for each chapter to further stimulate debate and practical applications of course concepts.
A complete instructor’s package is available with OB [Essentials] 2e ensuring the highest quality and reliability of each and every piece of this superlative teaching package—the instructors manual and PPT presentations are developed by Steve McShane. Each chapter in the Instructor’s Manual includes the learning objective, key terms with definitions, lecture outline, suggested answers to discussion questions, teaching notes for the chapter case study, teaching notes for the team exercise(s), and teaching notes for the self-assessment(s) related to that chapter as well as for additional self-assessments online.
Self-Assessment ExercisesM at the end of most chapters allow students to diagnose their attitudes, personality, values, and beliefs on a variety of organizational behavior concepts. Topics include active listening skills, upward influence, conflict handling, leadership, Identifying Your Preferred Organizational Structure, Corporate Culture Preference Scale, and Tolerance of Change Scale among others. Additional self-assessments are located online at www.mhhe.com/mcshaneESS2e
Opening vignettes begin each chapter to draw students into the topics with a real organizational incident related to the content of that chapter.
End-of-part video summaries are located in an appendix at the back of the text
End-of-chapter material includes a chapter summary, key terms, critical thinking questions, case study, team exercises, web exercise, team activity, and self-assessment exercise.
Every chapter has eye-catching photos, usually about specific companies. Detailed captions briefly describe real-life incidents relating to the photo.
|Table of contents|
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
1 Introduction to Organizational Behavior
PART 2: INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR AND PROCESSES
2 Individual Behavior, Personality and Values
3 Perception and Learning in Organizations
4 Workplace Emotions, Attitudes, and Stress
5 Employee Motivation: Foundations and Practices
6 Decision Making and Creativity
PART 3: TEAM PROCESSES
7 Team Dynamics
8 Communicating in Teams and Organizations
9 Power and Influence in the Workplace
10 Conflict Management
11 Leadership in Organizational Settings
PART 4: ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES
12 Organizational Structure
13 Organizational Culture
14 Organizational Change