Organizational Behavior, Pearson International Edition:a Diagnostic Approach: A Diagnostic Approach: a Diagnostic Approach

 
9780130961969: Organizational Behavior, Pearson International Edition:a Diagnostic Approach: A Diagnostic Approach: a Diagnostic Approach

This is not a cut-and-dry approach to OB: Gordon's underlying viewpoint assumes that more than one perspective in OB can be right. She prepares students to analyze organizational situations in a variety of ways, rather than just one. To this end, she presents her acclaimed diagnostic approach, integrating diagnosis—describing, understanding and explaining behavior—and action—controlling, managing or influencing behavior—to bridge the gap between comprehension and understanding. The Sixth Edition also continues to integrate theory, research and applications, with numerous current real-world examples throughout.

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In this new edition, Judith R. Gordon continues to show students how to use theory and research in organizational behavior to improve practice. By using a diagnostic approach, the text encourages students to describe situations completely, diagnose the organizational behavior found in a situation, prescribe the best practices or most appropriate behavior for a given organizational situation, and then act effectively in those situations.

With the most up-to-date examples and information, Organizational Behavior: A Diagnostic Approach 7/e offers students the skills to be more effective as both managers and employees.

    Features:
  • New! 8 Comprehensive end-of-part cases.
  • New and expanded coverage of such topics as: competencies required by managers; organizations of the new millennium; electronic decision making; key forces that shape industry; virtual teams; multinational teams; and women, minorities, older, and physically-challenged workers.
  • New! Integrated coverage of e-business topics.
  • "A Manager's Preview" at the beginning of each chapter highlights key action areas and links to the "A Manager's Diagnostic Review" at the end of each chapter.
  • New! A custom PHLIP/CW Web site at www.prenhall.com/gordon. This is a content-rich, multidisciplinary business education Web site created by professors for professors and their students. PHILIP provides academic support for this text, including current events, an interactive study guide, Internet resources, and much more!

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