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Psychology and systems at work

By: Lawson, Robert B.
Contributor(s): Anderson, E. Doris [Co author] | Rudiger, Lawrence P [Co author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Routledge 2017Description: xiv, 245 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781138897649.Subject(s): Psychology | Psychology - Industrial | Organizational behavior | Psychology - Organizational behaviorDDC classification: 158.7 Summary: Organizations matter. Most people spend a third to a half of their lives working in organizations. Given the high rates of unemployment people also spend more time looking for work. In addition, globalization and technological innovation continues to profoundly shape organizational culture, leadership, demography, and structure. For these and many other reasons, it is important for individuals to understand the nature of contemporary organizations. "Psychology and Systems at Work" provides know-how for retaining commitment to collective goals while taping the knowledge of a diverse workforce for riding the waves of change, utilizing mistakes to perfect systems, and insuring quality production. 21st Century theory, empirical findings, systemic intervention processes, and tool sets are thoroughly treated. Organizational life goes through times of relative harmony disrupted by periods of stress and uncertainty. However, in our own many decades of experience, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well people face challenges, defy the odds, and triumph. Success is the result of many factors—including good luck. But we have noticed, as Louis Pasteur observed long ago, that chance favors the prepared mind and resilient work habits. https://www.routledge.com/Psychology-and-Systems-at-Work/Lawson-Anderson-Rudiger/p/book/9780205735785
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Table of contents:


Introduction to organizations and systems
Methods of study Organizational culture
Leadership, power, and politics
Workforce diversity and ethics
Hiring and performance management
Group dynamics and teams
Motivation and productivity at work
Organizational decision making
Workplace negotiation
Organizational conflict management
Organizational change and learning.

Organizations matter. Most people spend a third to a half of their lives working in organizations. Given the high rates of unemployment people also spend more time looking for work. In addition, globalization and technological innovation continues to profoundly shape organizational culture, leadership, demography, and structure. For these and many other reasons, it is important for individuals to understand the nature of contemporary organizations. "Psychology and Systems at Work" provides know-how for retaining commitment to collective goals while taping the knowledge of a diverse workforce for riding the waves of change, utilizing mistakes to perfect systems, and insuring quality production. 21st Century theory, empirical findings, systemic intervention processes, and tool sets are thoroughly treated. Organizational life goes through times of relative harmony disrupted by periods of stress and uncertainty. However, in our own many decades of experience, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well people face challenges, defy the odds, and triumph. Success is the result of many factors—including good luck. But we have noticed, as Louis Pasteur observed long ago, that chance favors the prepared mind and resilient work habits.

https://www.routledge.com/Psychology-and-Systems-at-Work/Lawson-Anderson-Rudiger/p/book/9780205735785

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