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Organizational theory & behaviour

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Redeeming Leadership An Anti-Racist Feminist Intervention

Redeeming Leadership An Anti-Racist Feminist Intervention

Author: Helena Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

As leadership theory and practice continue to reinforce imperialist, masculinist and white supremacist power, Helena Liu's thought-provoking new book shows how anti-racist feminism can shake up the order. Through both critical review of theory and enlightening examples from around the world, it sets out a new agenda for a bold reimagining of leadership in all its forms.

Luck A Key Business Idea

Luck A Key Business Idea

Author: Chengwei (University of Warwick, UK) Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Case studies of business and management success tend to focus on factors such as leadership, innovation, competition and geography, but what about luck? This book highlights luck as a key idea in the business and management field. The author provides insights from economics, sociology, political science, philosophy and psychology to provide a brief intellectual history of luck. In positioning luck as a key idea in management, the book analyzes various facets of fortune such as randomness, serendipity and opportunity. By focusing on a concept that is often overlooked given psychological bias toward meritocratic explanaitions, the author elevates luck as a signficicant factor in explaining performance differences. This readable overview of management, through the lens of fortune, helps students and scholars understand the subject in a new light.

Luck A Key Business Idea

Luck A Key Business Idea

Author: Chengwei (University of Warwick, UK) Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Case studies of business and management success tend to focus on factors such as leadership, innovation, competition and geography, but what about luck? This book highlights luck as a key idea in the business and management field. The author provides insights from economics, sociology, political science, philosophy and psychology to provide a brief intellectual history of luck. In positioning luck as a key idea in management, the book analyzes various facets of fortune such as randomness, serendipity and opportunity. By focusing on a concept that is often overlooked given psychological bias toward meritocratic explanaitions, the author elevates luck as a signficicant factor in explaining performance differences. This readable overview of management, through the lens of fortune, helps students and scholars understand the subject in a new light.

The Problems with Teamwork, and How to Solve Them

The Problems with Teamwork, and How to Solve Them

Author: Annika Lantz Friedrich, Daniela Ulber, Peter Friedrich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This book offers practical, evidence-based solutions to help professionals implement and support effective teamwork. Lantz, Ulber and Friedrich draw on their considerable professional experience to present common problems in team-based organizations, what empirical research tells us the causes are, and which solutions are more effective in overcoming team-based obstacles. In The Problems with Teamwork, and How to Solve Them, nine common problems are identified, ranging from lack of leadership and adaptability to conflict and cohesiveness, accompanied by clear instructions on how to approach and resolve the individual issues. Detailed case studies are presented throughout the book, demonstrating how theory can be applied to real-life situations to produce optimal results for both the team and the larger organisation. By combining theory and practice, and using state-of-the-art research, the book constructs a cognitive map for identifying problem causes and effect, and step by step instructions on how to solve problems. This is essential reading for anyone working in team-based organizations, as well as students and academics in related areas such as organizational psychology and organizational behaviour.

The Problems with Teamwork, and How to Solve Them

The Problems with Teamwork, and How to Solve Them

Author: Annika Lantz Friedrich, Daniela Ulber, Peter Friedrich Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This book offers practical, evidence-based solutions to help professionals implement and support effective teamwork. Lantz, Ulber and Friedrich draw on their considerable professional experience to present common problems in team-based organizations, what empirical research tells us the causes are, and which solutions are more effective in overcoming team-based obstacles. In The Problems with Teamwork, and How to Solve Them, nine common problems are identified, ranging from lack of leadership and adaptability to conflict and cohesiveness, accompanied by clear instructions on how to approach and resolve the individual issues. Detailed case studies are presented throughout the book, demonstrating how theory can be applied to real-life situations to produce optimal results for both the team and the larger organisation. By combining theory and practice, and using state-of-the-art research, the book constructs a cognitive map for identifying problem causes and effect, and step by step instructions on how to solve problems. This is essential reading for anyone working in team-based organizations, as well as students and academics in related areas such as organizational psychology and organizational behaviour.

Developing Managerial Proficiency A Self-Directed Learning Approach

Developing Managerial Proficiency A Self-Directed Learning Approach

Author: Deb Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

Developing Management Competencies: A Self-Directed Learning Approach is a pragmatic, easy-to-follow roadmap for managers to help develop the behaviors and skills necessary for success. Strong behavioral competencies are essential for any manager today. Emphasizing a self-directed learning approach, this book is designed to transform passive learners into active learners by helping develop behavioral skills, based on individual needs. By providing the reader with the tools for self-directed learning, Deb Cohen provides an unending mechanism to learn, improve, and grow, helping develop the proficiencies needed to be successful in doing their job or advancing in their career. With features such as practical examples, worksheets, tables, and figures, the book is packed full of self-directed learning activities including role play, observation, networking, journaling, and questioning, all powerful drivers of learning and development. With expert guidance on how to approach personal development in day-to-day activities rather than in a formal course setting, this book is an essential resource for managers at all levels, as well as anyone training or interested in a managerial role.

Developing Managerial Proficiency A Self-Directed Learning Approach

Developing Managerial Proficiency A Self-Directed Learning Approach

Author: Deb Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2019

Developing Management Competencies: A Self-Directed Learning Approach is a pragmatic, easy-to-follow roadmap for managers to help develop the behaviors and skills necessary for success. Strong behavioral competencies are essential for any manager today. Emphasizing a self-directed learning approach, this book is designed to transform passive learners into active learners by helping develop behavioral skills, based on individual needs. By providing the reader with the tools for self-directed learning, Deb Cohen provides an unending mechanism to learn, improve, and grow, helping develop the proficiencies needed to be successful in doing their job or advancing in their career. With features such as practical examples, worksheets, tables, and figures, the book is packed full of self-directed learning activities including role play, observation, networking, journaling, and questioning, all powerful drivers of learning and development. With expert guidance on how to approach personal development in day-to-day activities rather than in a formal course setting, this book is an essential resource for managers at all levels, as well as anyone training or interested in a managerial role.

The Language of Global Success How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations

The Language of Global Success How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations

Author: Tsedal Neeley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2019

How one global organization's lingua franca mandate shaped the lives of its employees around the world For nearly three decades, English has been the lingua franca of cross-border business, yet studies on global language strategies have been scarce. Providing a rare behind-the-scenes look at the high-tech giant Rakuten in the five years following its English mandate, The Language of Global Success explores how language shapes the ways in which employees in global organizations communicate and negotiate linguistic and cultural differences. Drawing on 650 interviews conducted across Rakuten's locations around the world, Tsedal Neeley argues that an organization's lingua franca is the catalyst by which all employees become some kind of expat -detached from their native tongue or culture. Demonstrating that language can serve as the conduit for an unfamiliar culture, often in unexpected ways, Neeley uncovers how all organizations might integrate language effectively to tap into the promise of globalization.

Exploring Internal Communication Towards Informed Employee Voice

Exploring Internal Communication Towards Informed Employee Voice

Author: Kevin Ruck Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2019

Exploring Internal Communication has long been the go-to publication for internal communication, public relations and human resources practitioners who want their practice to be grounded in research and guided by evidence-based advice. The new fourth edition has been comprehensively updated throughout to reflect the latest practices in internal communication. Notably, the use of social media within organisations is covered in recognition of the increasing integration of digital platforms such as Workplace by Facebook, Slack and Yammer. A greater understanding of the different communication roles played by line managers and senior managers is emerging, and this is explored to help those managers understand what is expected of them and how to succeed as they communicate within this changing environment. And, the demands of channel management are becoming increasingly complex; this edition helps practitioners negotiate this complexity. Enriched with models, tips and case studies, this book is an indispensable tool for both students and practitioners alike.

Paradigm Shift in Management Philosophy Future Challenges in Global Organizations

Paradigm Shift in Management Philosophy Future Challenges in Global Organizations

Author: Bharat S. Thakkar Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Rapidly growing technology and globalization have put tremendous pressure on management teams. Technological developments with far reaching implications on social, economic, political, and environmental ecosystems cannot be underemphasized. Currently, organizations are trying to be more inclusive and aware of diversity, rapid technology growth, and globalization along with remotely operating businesses for profit motivation. The delegative and individual employee-based management styles of the past have become obsolete. With globalization, virtual offices, and rapid technology growth, management challenges have become an expensive force to reckon with. In this book, the authors address the recent trends in management in global environments. The authors explore issues such as managing virtual teams, gender and management, e-commerce, biased financing, quantum computing, and disruption in the financial services industry. The book will serve as a valuable resource to researchers interested in the future management challenges facing global organizations.

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

The concept of the 'learning organization' is one of the most popular management ideas of the last few decades. Since it was conceived as an idea in its own right, it has been given various definitions and meanings, such that we are still faced with the question as to whether any unified understanding of what the learning organization really is can be established. This Handbook offers extensive reviews of both new and traditional perspectives on the concept and provides suggestions for how the learning organization can best be defined, practiced, studied, and developed in future research. With contributions from long-standing scholars in the field as well as those new to the area, this book aims to bridge the gap between traditional and more critical perspectives, and in doing so find alternative features and angles to take the idea forward. In addition to elaborating on and developing older definitions of the learning organization and suggesting updated and even new definitions, the chapters also provide focused explorations on pertinent aspects of the learning organization such as ambidexterity, gender inclusivity, and systems thinking. They also survey organizations that have made efforts towards becoming learning organizations, how the learning organization can best be measured and studied, and the universality of the idea itself. Some of the questions raised in this book are answered, or at least given tentative answers, while other questions are left open. In this way, the book has the ambition to take the learning organization an important step further, whilst having no intentions to take any final step; instead, the intention is that others will endeavour to continue where this book stops.

The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies

Our most basic relationship with the world is one of technological mediation. Nowadays our available tools are digital, and increasingly what counts in economic, social, and cultural life is what can be digitally stored, distributed, replayed, augmented, and switched. Yet the digital remains very much materially configured, and though it now permeates nearly all human life it has not eclipsed all older technologies. This Handbook is grounded in an understanding that our technologically mediated condition is a condition of organization. It maps and theorizes the largely unchartered territory of media, technology, and organization studies. Written by scholars of organization and theorists of media and technology, the chapters focus on specific, and specifically mediating, objects that shape the practices, processes, and effects of organization. It is in this spirit that each chapter focuses on a specific technological object, such as the Battery, Clock, High Heels, Container, or Smartphone, asking the question, how does this object or process organize? In staying with the object the chapters remain committed to the everyday, empirical world, rather than being confined to established disciplinary concerns and theoretical developments. As the first sustained and systematic interrogation of the relation between technologies, media, and organization, this Handbook consolidates, deepens, and further develops the empirics and concepts required to make sense of the material forces of organization.