The Organizational Behavior book is divided into sixteen chapters, which are organized in five parts:
Part one deals with managing people in the global economy. An analysis of the new trends in human resource management issues is provided, that highlights the need of people-centered managers and workplaces. The importance of ethics in the organizational culture is also analyzed.
Part two deals with individual workers in the aspects of diversity, individual differences in personality and emotions. All these lead to issues in employees’ motivation, job performance, job satisfaction and performance appraisals.
Part three moves on to the decision making of managers. Teamwork and group dynamics are analyzed and a special reference is given on conflict and negotiation skills.
Part four refers to managing the organizational processes. Important concepts, such as influence, power, and politics within the organization are presented, while leadership is also analyzed.
Part five provides suggestions on how to design an effective organization, how to support organizational learning and how to manage change.
The book is accompanied by online resources for students and teachers, who are provided with an access code. Case studies, questionnaires, and group projects are also provided at the end of each chapter, to enrich learning.