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Organizational Behavior: Tools for Success, 2nd Edition

  • Jean M. Phillips Rutgers University
  • Stanley M. Gully Rutgers University
  • ISBN-10: 1133953603  |  ISBN-13: 9781133953609
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Equip your students with the tools they need to achieve personal and managerial success with Phillips/Gully's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: TOOLS FOR SUCCESS, 2e. 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. In addition, Cengage Learning's Write Experience helps students write effectively without adding to your workload! Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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.
  • UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF FEATURES ENABLE STUDENTS TO ASSESS PERSONAL JOB 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' PERSON 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. Social Perception, Attributions, and Perceived 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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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.