Higher Education

Organizational Behavior: Tools for Success, 1st Edition

  • Jean M. Phillips Rutgers University
  • Stanley M. Gully Rutgers University
  • ISBN-10: 0538745762  |  ISBN-13: 9780538745765
  • 768 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.25
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About

Overview

Equip your students with the tools they need to achieve personal and managerial success with Phillips/Gully’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: TOOLS FOR SUCCESS. Written by award-winning instructors, this book uses meaningful, relevant examples within each chapter to help translate today’s most recent OB research and significant theory into applicable skills. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is ideal for launching or advancing future managers’ careers. The book’s practical approach eliminates “so what?” moments as students clearly see the immediate value of what they’re learning and its impact on their daily personal and professional experiences. Focused self-assessments and self-improvement opportunities help students evaluate and refine today’s most effective OB skills. This unique book acknowledges the significant impact of technology on productivity today, highlighting both technology resources and their effects on business. A comprehensive support package, complete with CengageNOW online teaching system and innovative decision-making videos, helps students focus on the most important skills of successful leadership.

Features and Benefits

  • CHAPTER-OPENING VIGNETTES HIGHLIGHT ACTUAL CHALLENGES FACING INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS: Each chapter begins with a captivating opening vignette that describes how a person or organization is facing a real challenge or problem related to the chapter's content. Each vignette concludes at the end of the chapter with an engaging description of how the company or individual applied skills from the chapter to address the challenge.
  • "UNDERSTAND YOURSELF" FEATURES ENABLE STUDENTS TO ASSESS PERSONAL OB SKILLS: Students gain a better understanding of their own characteristics as an "Understand Yourself" feature in each chapter provides the opportunity for readers to assess themselves in a variety of areas related to today's OB. Students evaluate their personal motivations, view of money, leadership styles, emotional intelligence, diversity awareness and other skills critical to OB success.
  • "IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS" EQUIP STUDENTS TO BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND BUSINESS LEADERS: Each chapter contains an "Improve Your Skills" box to help students become more effective in a variety of personal or professional areas. Students hone important skills in dealing with challenging managerial behaviors, interviewing, managing stress, negotiating, and accurately assessing an organization’s culture and political environment.
  • "SO WHAT?" FEATURES DEMONSTRATE THE IMPACT OF OB SKILLS ON STUDENTS’ PERSONAL SUCCESS RIGHT NOW: Memorable "So What?" moments clearly identified throughout each chapter demonstrate to students how the information they are learning about OB makes an immediate impact on their personal success and influences their managerial future.
  • UNIQUE "MANAGING YOUR CAREER" CHAPTER POSITIONS STUDENTS TO MAXIMIZE THEIR CAREER SUCCESS: The book’s final chapter, "Managing Your Career," sets your students up for career success, as students gain a better understanding of what they need or want from a career or job. Students learn important interviewing techniques, how to make the best personal career choices, and what to look for in today's organizations. The authors discuss careers and career planning as well as work-life balance, mentoring, and social networks in this chapter, unlike any other in similar OB books.
  • "GLOBAL ISSUES" HIGHLIGHT THE INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF TODAY'S OB CONCEPTS: Your students gain a truly global perspective of OB concepts at work as engaging "Global Issues" in each chapter emphasize the global implications of topics that the chapter discusses.
  • CASE STUDIES PUT CHAPTER CONCEPTS INTO PRACTICE: An exceptional case study in each chapter reinforces material from the chapter and gives your students the opportunity to apply what they learn to a real situation within an actual organization.
  • VARIETY OF END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES STRENGTHENS STUDENTS' PERSONAL OB SKILLS: Each chapter concludes with carefully developed, focused exercises to help students further refine their OB skills. Students gain a strong understanding of how OB can enhance their personal success as well as an organization's competitive advantage.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR CONTEXT.
1: What is Organizational Behavior?
2: Diversity.
PART II: INDIVIDUAL EFFECTIVENESS.
3: Individual Differences I: Demographics, Personality, and Intelligence.
4: Individual Differences II: Self-Concept, Learning Styles, and Types of Fit.
5: Attitudes, Values, Moods, and Emotions.
6: Perception, Attributions, and Fairness.
7: Motivating Behavior.
PART III: SOCIAL INTERACTIONS.
8: Communicating.
9: Making Decisions.
10: Power, Influence, and Politics.
11: Managing Conflict and Negotiating.
PART IV: GROUPS, TEAMS, AND LEADERSHIP.
12: Group Behavior and Effective Teams.
13: Leading.
PART V: ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, AND CAREER MANAGEMENT.
14: Organizational Structure and Design.
15: Organizational Culture and Organizational Change.
16: Managing Your Career.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"One of the biggest problems that I see with my undergraduate students is that they lack the ability to apply concepts they learn in the classroom; this text helps them to practice the application of concepts. Learning theories is one thing, but being able to actually apply what they've learned in their management career is something completely different. In addition, I agree that a manager's job has been changed dramatically due to the influences of technological influences, and that other texts do not adequately address this issue."- Kathie K. Holland, University of Central Florida

— Kathie K. Holland

"I think [this text] makes several good improvements on typical OB textbooks. Most of these relate to the focus on real-world applicability, and I think these videos are another step in that direction."- Paul Harvey, University of New Hampshire

— Paul Harvey

"The chapters are well written and will resonate with students. They have a lot of concrete examples and concrete application."- Eli Kass, University of San Francisco & U.C. Berkeley

— Eli Kass

"I am very impressed!" - Michael S. Duchon, Cleveland State University

— Michael S. Duchon

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Management CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111175019X | ISBN-13: 9781111750190)

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CengageNOW with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111946191 | ISBN-13: 9781111946197)

Succeed in your organizational behavior course with CengageNOW, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111667241 | ISBN-13: 9781111667245)

Jumpstart your course with this interactive, web-based, teaching and learning resource that is designed specifically for Phillips/Gully’S ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. Easily blend, add, edit, reorganize, or delete content, including media assets, quizzing, Web links, discussion topics, interactive games and exercises, and more. These tools supplement the classroom experience and ensure students leave with the resources they need to succeed.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111667225 | ISBN-13: 9781111667221)

Jumpstart your course with this interactive, web-based, teaching and learning resource that is designed specifically for Phillips/Gully’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. Easily blend, add, edit, reorganize, or delete content, including media assets, quizzing, Web links, discussion topics, interactive games and exercises, and more. These tools supplement the classroom experience and ensure students leave with the resources they need to succeed.

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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111530394 | ISBN-13: 9781111530396)

Find all of the helpful, time-saving teaching resources you need to create a dynamic, interactive OB course in this all-in-one Instructor's Resource CD. Everything you need to plan, teach, grade, and effectively assess student understanding and progress is at your fingertips. The Instructor's Resource CD includes a robust Instructor’s Manual, verified Test Bank, easy-to-use ExamView® software, comprehensive Media Guide, and two sets of PowerPoint® presentation slides.

Video Toolkit DVDs  (ISBN-10: 1111530505 | ISBN-13: 9781111530501)

The engaging DVD that accompanies Phillips/Gully’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR offers a robust set of decision-making scenario videos. A captivating four-video set accompanies each text chapter. The first video presents a business challenge, while three shorter videos provide "correct" and "incorrect" responses to the OB challenge.

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Successfully complete your organizational behavior writing assignments with Write Experience 2.0. This innovative system scores your writing instantly and provides you with detailed revision goals and feedback to put you on track for writing excellence

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Succeed in your organizational behavior course with CengageNOW, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade. You'll also receive access to Write Experience 2.0, an innovative system that scores your writing instantly and provides you with detailed revision goals and feedback to put you on track for writing excellence.

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Student Supplements

Management CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111175019X | ISBN-13: 9781111750190)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: TOOLS FOR SUCCESS, 1st Edition.

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CengageNOW with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111946191 | ISBN-13: 9781111946197)

Succeed in your organizational behavior course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111667241 | ISBN-13: 9781111667245)

Stay connected to your instructor, classmates, and textbook content! More than just an interactive study guide, WebTutor™ is an anytime, anywhere online learning resource that uses a host of interactive study guide features, including quizzes, concept reviews, animated figures, discussion forums, video clips, and more, to help you stay ahead of the game.

List Price = $53.00  | CengageBrain Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111667225 | ISBN-13: 9781111667221)

Stay connected to your instructor, classmates, and textbook content! More than just an interactive study guide, WebTutor™ is an anytime, anywhere online learning resource that uses a host of interactive study guide features, including quizzes, concept reviews, animated figures, discussion forums, video clips, and more, to help you stay ahead of the game.

List Price = $53.00  | CengageBrain Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

Cengage Learning Write Experience 2.0 Powered by My Access Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133104657 | ISBN-13: 9781133104650)

Successfully complete your organizational behavior writing assignments with Write Experience 2.0. This innovative system scores your writing instantly and provides you with detailed revision goals and feedback to put you on track for writing excellence

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

CengageNOW with Cengage Learning Write Experience 2.0 Powered by MyAccess Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133934544 | ISBN-13: 9781133934547)

Succeed in your organizational behavior course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade. You'll also receive access to Write Experience 2.0, an innovative system that scores your writing instantly and provides you with detailed revision goals and feedback to put you on track for writing excellence.

List Price = $110.00  | CengageBrain Price = $110.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jean M. Phillips

Jean Phillips is a professor of Human Resource Management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Jean earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Michigan State University. Jean was among the top 5% of published authors in Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during the 1990s, and she received the 2004 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Jean has served on multiple editorial boards of top journals and she has published over 30 research articles. She has authored nine books, including Strategic Staffing (3e, 2014), Organizational Behavior (2e, 2013), Human Resource Management (2013), Managing Now (2008), and the five-book Staffing Strategically (2012) series for the Society for Human Resource Management. Jean was also the founding co-editor of the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management series for Business Expert Press. She has taught classroom and hybrid classroom/online courses in strategic human resource management, organizational behavior, staffing, and teams and leadership in the United States, Iceland, and Singapore. Her research interests focus on recruitment and staffing, leadership and team effectiveness, and linking organizational survey results to business outcomes.

Stanley M. Gully

Stan Gully is a professor of human resource management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Stan earned his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has appeared on lists of most influential scholars inside and outside the Academy of Management. He has authored or co-authored numerous research articles, books, and book chapters on a variety of topics, including leadership, team effectiveness, motivation, training, strategic staffing, and recruitment. Professor Gully has won awards for his research, teaching, and service to the field, and he is serving or has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He is a founding co-editor of the OB/HRM collection of Business Expert Press. He has taught undergraduate, master's, Ph.D., and executive classes on a wide variety of topics using traditional and distance learning technologies, both domestically and globally. Professor Gully's applied work includes, but is not limited to, managing at UPS, designing leadership training programs, developing team communication interventions, evaluating predictors of salesperson effectiveness, implementing employee surveys to drive organizational success, and enhancing managerial interviewing and communication skills. His research interests revolve around health and wellness, strategic recruiting, leadership and team effectiveness, training, and organizational learning.