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Organizational theory & behaviour

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Exponential Transformation Evolve Your Organization (and Change the World) With a 10-Week ExO Sprint

Exponential Transformation Evolve Your Organization (and Change the World) With a 10-Week ExO Sprint

Author: Salim Ismail, Francisco Palao, Michelle Lapierre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Today's top business challenge is adapting to accelerating technological change. The best-selling book Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail explained why we are seeing the emergence of a new kind of organization the Exponential Organization that thrives in the face of industry disruption and achieves its own exponential growth. Since the release of Exponential Organizations in 2014, Salim Ismail, Francisco Palao, and Michelle Lapierre have been working with leading organizations around the world to help them apply Exponential Organization principles to avoid being disrupted and to take the lead in disrupting their own and other industries. The result is a ten-week process called the ExO Sprint that speeds up transformation while blocking the natural immune system response that organizations must overcome in order to successfully transform themselves. Exponential Transformation is a detailed handbook for applying Exponential Organization principles, and leading a 10-week ExO Sprint, giving individuals and organizations a step-by-step approach to become their own Exponetial Organization.

Technology and Industrial Development in Japan Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Technology and Industrial Development in Japan Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Japan was the first major non-western nation to take on board the Western technological and organizational advances of the century after the fist industrial revolution. It subsequently proved fully able to exploit and contribute to the broad, sustained technological advances that began in the twentieth century, as science became harnessed to technology. Japan's economic development remains a model for many technologically less advanced countries which have not yet mastered modern technology to organizational forms; and a knowledge of Japanese technological and economic history can contribute importantly to our understanding of economic growth in the modern era. This book studies the industrial development of Japan since the mid-nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on how the various industries built technological capabilities. The Japanese were extraordinarily creative in searching out and learning to use modern technologies, and the authors investigate the emergence of entrepreneurs who began new and risky businesses, how the business organizations evolved to cope with changing technological conditions, and how the managers, engineers and workers acquired organizational and technological skills through technology importation, learning-by-doing, and their own R&D activities. The book investigates the interaction between private entrepreneural activities and public policy, through a general examination of economic and industrial development, a study of the evolution of management systems, and six industrial case studies: textiles, iron and steel, electrical and communications equipment, automobiles, shipbuilding and aircraft, and pharmaceuticals. The authors show how the Japanese government has played an important supportive role in the continuing innovation, without being a substitute for aggressive business enterprise constantly venturing into unfamiliar terrains.

Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health Innovation, Scale and Sustainability

Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health Innovation, Scale and Sustainability

Author: Kathryn Mossman, Anita MaGahan, Will Mitchell, Onil Bhattacharyya Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Poor access to care in low- and middle-income countries due to high costs, geographic barriers, and a shortage of trained medical staff, has motivated many organizations to rethink their model of health service delivery. Many of these new models are being developed by private sector actors, including non-profits, such as non-governmental organizations, and for-profits, such as social enterprises. These non-state actors partner extensively, often with public sector organizations. The engagement of the private sector has enormous potential to scale innovation in global health. Understanding how these leading organizations operate and target hard to reach groups may yield key insights to sustainably improve healthcare for all. Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health includes works by management, medicine, and social science experts who have studied trends in private sector healthcare innovations over the last ten years. It provides a wide range of examples from many regions and health areas and outlines tools to assess the performance of innovative private sector health programs in low- and middle-income countries. The studies reported in this volume explore new marketing and finance models, digital health innovations, and unique organizational processes emerging from the private sector to serve those most in need. Drawing on the analysis of over one thousand organizations engaged in health market innovations, this volume is a valuable resource for researchers and students in management, global health, medicine, development studies, health economics, and anthropology, as well as program managers, social impact investors, funders and policymakers interested in understanding approaches emerging from the private sector in healthcare.

Psychodynamic Coaching Distinctive Features

Psychodynamic Coaching Distinctive Features

Author: Claudia Nagel Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

In Psychodynamic Coaching: Distinctive Features, Claudia Nagel presents a comprehensive overview of the unique features of psychodynamic coaching. As leaders and managers acknowledge the need to understand themselves and their context by looking underneath the surface to improve their decision-making, psychodynamic approaches offer unique insight. Psychodynamic Coaching: Distinctive Features covers not only the major theory but also the practice of coaching, giving guidance from beginning to end of the client relationship. Constructive, holistic and accessible, it demonstrates the impact and dynamics of the unconscious whilst illustrating the power of understanding human behaviour in the complexity of the modern world. With a focus on emotions and relationships in supporting modern leaders adapting to organzational challenges, this book will be an invaluable tool for coaches of all backgrounds, academics and students of coaching and organizational behavior and also clinicians. It will also be a key resource for senior leaders for their own personal growth.

Psychodynamic Coaching Distinctive Features

Psychodynamic Coaching Distinctive Features

Author: Claudia Nagel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

In Psychodynamic Coaching: Distinctive Features, Claudia Nagel presents a comprehensive overview of the unique features of psychodynamic coaching. As leaders and managers acknowledge the need to understand themselves and their context by looking underneath the surface to improve their decision-making, psychodynamic approaches offer unique insight. Psychodynamic Coaching: Distinctive Features covers not only the major theory but also the practice of coaching, giving guidance from beginning to end of the client relationship. Constructive, holistic and accessible, it demonstrates the impact and dynamics of the unconscious whilst illustrating the power of understanding human behaviour in the complexity of the modern world. With a focus on emotions and relationships in supporting modern leaders adapting to organzational challenges, this book will be an invaluable tool for coaches of all backgrounds, academics and students of coaching and organizational behavior and also clinicians. It will also be a key resource for senior leaders for their own personal growth.

Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment

Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment

Author: Oluremi B. (University of Queensland, Australia) Ayoko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

This book looks at how the physical environment of work shapes organizational behaviour, demonstrating that our physical surroundings at work can have a big influence on employee productivity, performance and wellbeing. Drawing upon the latest research, Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment provides comprehensive coverage of the different aspects of the physical environment at work - the buildings, furnishings, equipment, lighting, air quality and their configurations. From theories of psychological ownership and work design, to cultural issues and technology in the workplace, its international range of contributors provide voices from Australasia, North America, Europe and the Middle East. This book will be invaluable supplementary reading for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across the fields of organizational behaviour, HRM, organizational and environmental psychology, and workspace design.

Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment

Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment

Author: Oluremi B. (University of Queensland, Australia) Ayoko Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

This book looks at how the physical environment of work shapes organizational behaviour, demonstrating that our physical surroundings at work can have a big influence on employee productivity, performance and wellbeing. Drawing upon the latest research, Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment provides comprehensive coverage of the different aspects of the physical environment at work - the buildings, furnishings, equipment, lighting, air quality and their configurations. From theories of psychological ownership and work design, to cultural issues and technology in the workplace, its international range of contributors provide voices from Australasia, North America, Europe and the Middle East. This book will be invaluable supplementary reading for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across the fields of organizational behaviour, HRM, organizational and environmental psychology, and workspace design.

Culture Shift A Practical Guide to Managing Organizational Culture

Culture Shift A Practical Guide to Managing Organizational Culture

Author: Kirsty Bashforth Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Nowadays, stakeholder consideration focuses as much on an organization's culture as it does on the bottom line - employees want to work for a company that has clear values and an engaging environment; customers and clients want to know they're supporting a worthwhile brand; and investors look to back socially responsible companies with good organizational health. Too often, too many businesses see culture change as a project with a defined end point - once the project is considered `done', the dominant culture re-emerges and things go back to how they were. Culture Shift guides organizations on how to do things differently, ensuring that culture really does shift (with minimal budget and no external consultants) and putting culture permanently at the core of running the business. Founded on behavioural economics, Culture Shift recognises that people do not always make average assumptions or follow rational logic. Changing a culture, therefore, is not about telling people what to do and expecting them to fall neatly in line - it's about identifying where they are now and how they make decisions, in order to help them form new habits to create a sustainable culture shift, from the very top of the organization's workforce to the bottom. Using her extensive experience, Kirsty Bashforth outlines exactly what it takes to oversee sustainable culture change in an organization. The book explores how to communicate cultural expectations to a number of stakeholders; implement new, lasting habits in the workforce; effectively measure and track organizational culture; as well as deal with pushback from senior leadership when, as time passes, the planned culture shift risks falling lower on their agenda.

The Management of Consumer Co-Operatives in Korea Identity, Participation and Sustainability

The Management of Consumer Co-Operatives in Korea Identity, Participation and Sustainability

Author: Seungkwon (Sungkonghoe University, South Korea) Jang Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2019

This book explores and analyzes cooperative management and provides insight into how Korea's consumer cooperatives have evolved and been managed. It focuses on Korea's consumer cooperative management practices and examines their growth and performance. This book is an invaluable resource for those interested to learn more about the successes and failures of consumer cooperatives.

Workplace Attachments Managing Beneath the Surface

Workplace Attachments Managing Beneath the Surface

How fast can your organization change? How long does it take to adopt new technology? Do things run the same when you bring in a new leader? How does the culture evolve with new acquisitions? There is an underlying thread in all these questions. Workplace attachment or our instinctual (biological) response to attach to both tangible and intangible objects continuously throughout life. Workplace Attachments: Managing Beneath the Surface provides the first comprehensive review of attachment in the workplace. We explore the biological and evolutionary roots of our attachments, explain how you can find attachment behaviour in your workplace, and help you proactively understand attachment behaviour with your team. Our practical research, case studies, and story-telling will help you understand how attachment behaviour impacts you, your employees, your peers and ultimately the culture of your organization. Once you understand how people attach, detach, and re-attach to objects and elements of your organization, you will be able to real and lasting change.

Feminism A Key Idea for Business and Society

Feminism A Key Idea for Business and Society

Author: Celia V. Harquail Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

In this concise book, feminist thought is made accessible and relevant to both students and management practitioners. An empowering introduction to an often-overlooked key idea, this book illuminates how feminist thinking can liberate our understanding of work and management. Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society boldly challenges assumptions about both feminism and business. It offers a primer on feminism for business and explains feminist interventions including adding women's voices, pushing for equality, and practicing feminist values to make businesses more successful and more just. It analyses the obstacles organizations and individuals face in their efforts to address gender inequality, and demonstrates how feminist interventions have changed the terms of business conversations around topics such as defining work, centering the economy around care, how jobs work and wages are gendered, violence in the workplace, horizontal and peer-to-peer organizational structures that don't depend on dominance, enlightened leadership models, and power. As this book demonstrates, feminism has already had a profound impact on business, with many of its key tenets incorporated into business thinking. As one of the first books to offer feminist insights and critiques of business to the practicing manager, business student and non-academic, this book offers a fresh, positive vision that is remarkably relevant.

Feminism A Key Idea for Business and Society

Feminism A Key Idea for Business and Society

Author: Celia V. Harquail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

In this concise book, feminist thought is made accessible and relevant to both students and management practitioners. An empowering introduction to an often-overlooked key idea, this book illuminates how feminist thinking can liberate our understanding of work and management. Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society boldly challenges assumptions about both feminism and business. It offers a primer on feminism for business and explains feminist interventions including adding women's voices, pushing for equality, and practicing feminist values to make businesses more successful and more just. It analyses the obstacles organizations and individuals face in their efforts to address gender inequality, and demonstrates how feminist interventions have changed the terms of business conversations around topics such as defining work, centering the economy around care, how jobs work and wages are gendered, violence in the workplace, horizontal and peer-to-peer organizational structures that don't depend on dominance, enlightened leadership models, and power. As this book demonstrates, feminism has already had a profound impact on business, with many of its key tenets incorporated into business thinking. As one of the first books to offer feminist insights and critiques of business to the practicing manager, business student and non-academic, this book offers a fresh, positive vision that is remarkably relevant.