Organizational Behavior, 13ed (An Indian Adaptation)

Mary Uhl-Bien, John R. Schermerhorn Jr., Richard N. Osborn, Sanket Sunand Dash

ISBN: 9789354242847

660 pages

INR 909


Organizational Behavior is written to engage and teach readers about the subject. The book presents organizational behavior in the workplace and for life. It introduces the subject, and the text then proceeds to cover a range of topics, including teamwork, individual performance, organizational cultures, and the role of communication. The book describes the importance of interpersonal relationships in organizational behavior, while giving special emphasis to relationship-building processes relative to communication, power, and leadership.


Part 1 Introducing Organizational Behavior

  • Introducing Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior as a Science
  • The Context of Organizational Behavior
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior


2 Diversity, Personality, and Values

  • Individual Differences and Diversity
  • Personality
  • Personality and Stress
  • Values


3 Perception, Attribution, and Learning

  • The Perception Process
  • Common Perceptual Distortions
  • Perception, Attribution, and Social Learning
  • Learning by Reinforcement
  • Perception Management in Organizations


4 Emotions, Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction

  • Understanding Emotions and Moods
  • How Emotions and Moods Influence Behavior
  • How Attitudes Influence Behavior
  • Job Satisfaction Trends and Issues


5 Motivation

  • What Is Motivation?
  • Motivation and Human Needs
  • Motivation and Equity
  • Motivation and Expectancy
  • Motivation and Goals


6 Motivation and Performance

  • Motivation, Rewards, and Performance
  • Motivation and Performance Management
  • Motivation and Job Design
  • Alternative Work Schedules


Part 3 Teams and Teamwork

7 The Nature of Teams

  • Teams in Organizations
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Stages of Team Development
  • Input Foundations for Teamwork


8 Teamwork and Team Performance

  • High-Performance Teams
  • Improving Team Processes
  • Improving Team Communications
  • Improving Team Decisions


9 Decision Making and Creativity

  • The Decision-Making Process
  • Decision-Making Models
  • Decision-Making Traps and Issues
  • Creativity in Decision Making


10 Conflict and Negotiation

  • Conflict in Organizations
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiation
  • Negotiation Strategies


Part 4 Influence Processes and Leadership

11 Communication

  • The Nature of Communication
  • Communication Barriers
  • Communication in Organizational Contexts
  • Communication in Relational Contexts
  • Developmental Feedback


12 Power, Justice, and Politics

  • Understanding Power
  • Sources of Power and Influence
  • Responses to Power and Influence
  • Understanding Organizational Politics
  • Navigating the Political Landscape
  • Theory of Organizational Justice


13 The Leadership Process

  • Leadership
  • Followership
  • The Leader–Follower Relationship
  • Collective Leadership


14 Leader Traits and Behavioral Styles

  • Leader Traits and Behaviors
  • Contingency Theories
  • Charismatic/Transformational Views
  • Complexity Leadership Views
  • Leadership Ethics


Part 5 Organizational Context

15 Organizational Culture and Innovation

  • Organizational Culture
  • Understanding Organizational Cultures
  • Managing Organizational Culture
  • Culture and Climate
  • Innovation in Organizations


16 Organizational Structure and Design

  • Formal Organizational Structure
  • Organizing and Coordinating Work
  • Organizational Design
  • Bureaucracy and Beyond


17 Organizational Change Management


Study Guide

Steps to Further Learning


The OB Skills Workbook


Self-Test Answers


Name Index

Organization Index

Subject Index



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