The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior (Paperback)
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The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 13/05/2003
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Now in its Sixth Edition, this OB reader continues to both instruct and entertain the current generation of students and professionals about workplace realities. Going beyond the usual technical/rational analysis of books on organizational behavior, each chapter is a fictionalized account of actual workplace happenings, and involves a continuing cast of characters whom readers come to know. Each account makes a point of its own, or illustrates theoretical material covered in the introductions to parts and sections. For instance, why would a plant manager call a continuing series of 6:30am meetings about coordination of efforts, and then cancel them after a short while? (He effectively used negative reinforcement to reward the coordination that resulted from imposing the inconvenient meetings - aside from whatever the participants may have discussed.) The "realness" of this text continues to draw a kind of fan mail from both students and others. As one Vice President of Sales for a nationally known corporation put it: "After 18 years in business life I only wish I had read it much earlier. Your book should be required reading for anyone embarking into any kind of organizational life ..."

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9780471428824
Number of pages: 336
Edition: 6th edition

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