Organizational Behaviour (RLE: Organizations)
Politics at Work
Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge – 196 pages
Organizations do not have goals – only people do. Furthermore, people within the same organizations have different goals. This book takes this as its starting point, recognizing that organizations are a dynamic coalition of individuals and groups competing and co-operating as they each pursue their various objectives. Power is a fundamental part of organizational behaviour but many previous studies failed to recognize its centrality. This book remedies this.
Preface. Structure. ‘Boxes’. Political Man. Part 1: Understanding Organizations 1. Classical Human Relations and Systems Approaches. 2. Contingency Theory and Politics. Part 2: Developments in Organizational Behaviour. 3. The Motives of the People. 4. Group Dynamics. 5. Organization Culture, Structure and Climate. Part 3: Influencing Behaviour. 6. The Bases of Power and Their Place in the Political Process. 7. The Context of the Political Process. 8. Political Strategy. 9. Political Situations. Epilogue. Index.
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