The twenty-first century will bring new challenges to managers and organizations. The sixth edition "Organizational Behavior: A Diagnostic Approach" helps to prepare them to face these challenges. It retains the strong global focus of the previous editions while strengthening its emphasis on managerial diagnosis and action. The text incorporates extensive examples of current real-world organizational situations in which managers and employees struggle with the dilemmas created by a dynamic, unpredictable, increasingly complex world.
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The Fifth Edition continues to integrate theory, research, and applications. Each chapter is divided into two parts: (1) text, where OB theories and research are presented, along with current examples from organizations around the world, and (2) activities, including case exercises, self-assessment exercises, group activities, and ABC video exercises. The book retains its strong emphasis in diversity issues -- multiculturalism, gender, and multinationalism. 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, the author presents her acclaimed diagnostic approach. This approach integrates diagnosis -- discribing, understanding, and explaining behavior -- and action -- controlling, managing, or influencing behavior -- to bridge the gap between comprehension and understanding.From the Back Cover:
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. A strong emphasis on diversity issues, such as multiculturalism, gender, and multinationalism, has been retained. The Sixth Edition also continues to integrate theory, research and applications, while it updates and enhances coverage to include the most recent trends, techniques and examples in the field today.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 6 Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0139228241