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Psychology and Systems at Work

By Robert B. Lawson, E. Doris Anderson, Larry Rudiger

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 2, 2012

Description

Understand the nature of contemporary organizations through systems thinking.

 

Psychology and Systems at Work is a ground-breaking text for Industrial/Organizational psychology where the authors employ systems thinking, which emphasizes the relationships between parts (rather than the parts themselves) as well as the context in which an organization is nested. It is “wide-angle thinking” about an organization and the surrounding contexts, and it yields effective problem solving with a long-term as well as a short-term perspective. As an organizing principle to the entire textbook, organizational systems are identified as Level I and Level II. Level I systems include functions like the recruitment and selection of new members. Level II systems focus on the social interactions between organizational members and clients or customers as reflected in the processes of organizational culture, leadership, and conflict management. Readers will come to understand the nuts and bolts that shape organizational and individual behaviors and systems that in turn give rise to quality production of products and services.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Design systems that are flexible in a fast-changing environment
  • Understand the basic foundations that shape organizational behavior
  • Apply material they learn to real-life scenarios

 

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Table of Contents

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Organizations as Systems

          Chapter 1: Introduction to Organizations and Systems

          Chapter 2: Methods of Study

Part II: Macro-Systems

          Chapter 3: Organizational Culture

          Chapter 4: Leadership, Power, and Politics

          Chapter 5: Workforce Diversity and Ethics

Part III: Micro-Systems

          Chapter 6: Hiring and Performance Management

          Chapter 7: Group Dynamics and Teams

          Chapter 8: Motivation and Productivity at Work

          Chapter 9: Organizational Decision Making

          Chapter 10: Workplace Negotiation

          Chapter 11: Organizational Conflict Management

Part IV: Managing Change

            Chapter 12: Organizational Change and Learning

 

 



2.  FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Organizations as Systems

Chapter 1: Introduction to Organizations and Systems

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Work and Systems in the 21st Century

Work Matters

Organizations as Systems

Systems Thinking

Systems Applications

A Framework for Understanding Organizations

Global Organizations

Our World and Its People

A Brief History of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Pioneers in the Field

The Organizational Side Develops

A Changing Field for Changing Times

Questions for the Future

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter 2: Methods of Study

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Instrumental Forces

Dispositional and Situational Variables

Learning

Rationality -Emotionality

Methods of Study

Case Study

Archival Research

Field Experiment

Survey- Questionnaire

Laboratory Experiment

Measurement

Descriptive Statistics

Inferential Statistics

Meta-Analysis

Moderator Variables

Organizational Snapshot

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Part II: Macro-Systems

Chapter 3: Organizational Culture

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Organizational Culture

Levels of Organizational Culture

Artifacts

Values

Basic Assumptions

Function of Organizational Culture

External Adaptation

Internal Integration

Cultural Directory

Organizational Culture Change

Pathways to Culture Change

Organizational Culture and Learning

Applied Cultural Change Strategies

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter 4: Leadership, Power, and Politics

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Leadership

Definition of Leadership

Power and Politics

Leaders and Managers

Models of Leadership

Trait Models

Behavioral Models

Situational Models

Charismatic Leadership

The Gifts of Charisma

The Consequences of Charisma

Transformational Leadership

What Transformational Leaders Do

The Consequences of Transformation Leadership

Power and Influence

Sources of Power

Power and Politics

Strategic Power: Machiavellianism

Influence Tactics

Empowerment

Emerging Trends in Leadership Studies

Leadership and Gender

Gender and Transformational Leadership

Servant Leadership

Narcissistic Leadership

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter 5: Workforce Diversity and Ethics

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion

Women in the Workforce

Barriers to Work for Women

Persons of Color in the Workforce

Barriers to Work for Persons of Color

Sexual Minorities in the Workforce

Barriers to Work for Sexual Minorities

Regulations: Laws, Court Cases, and Executive Orders

The Laws of the Land

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Organizational Justice and Ethics

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Part III: Micro-Systems

Chapter 6: Hiring and Performance Management

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Getting In, Finding Your Way, Getting Ahead

Biographical Data and Letters of Recommendation

Interview Formats

Self-Presentation Tactics

Recruitment

Web-Based Recruitment

Assessment Centers

Socialization, Training, and Mentoring Programs

Core Self-Evaluations and Work Environments

Employee Socialization and Training Programs

Mentoring

Performance Evaluation: How It Works, How It Is Done

Does Performance Evaluation Help?

Sources of Error and Bias

Rater Error

Halo Effect

Lenience, Severity, and Distributional Errors

360-Degree Feedback and Self Ratings

Dispositional Variables and Work Performances

Locus of Control

Self-Esteem

Contemporary Issues in Performance Evaluation

Electronic Performance Monitoring

Cyber loafing

Personality and Risk for Burn-Out

Performance Evaluation and The Law: Protected Groups

Protected Groups and Adverse Impact

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter 7: Group Dynamics and Teams

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Groups

Groups and Teams: Similarities and Differences

Reasons for Joining

Types Of Groups

Stages Of Group Development

Gersick’s Punctuated Equilibrium

Group Roles and Norms

Group Dynamics

Group Identity As Influence On Behavior

Benefits To Group Entitativity

In-Group Bias

Teamwork

Types of Teams

Winning Team Formula

Team Cognition

Self and Collective Efficacy

Challenges to Quality Teamwork

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter 8: Motivation and Productivity at Work

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Motivation

Definition of Motivation

Theories of Motivation

Maslow's Need Hierarchy

Equity

Self-Determination

Goal Setting

Motivational Tools

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Learned Industriousness

Enhancing Motivation

Climb the Ladder to Success

Self-Regulation

Mood at Work

Motivation Dysfunction

Social Loafing

Procrastination

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter: 9 Organizational Decision Making

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Decision Making

Process and Outcome Components

Types of Decisions

Models of Organizational Decision Making

Rationality

Bounded Rationality

Political

The Garbage Can

Collective Decision Making

Groupthink

Abilene Paradox

Good Ideas: How to Get Them

Nominal Group Technique

Stepladder Technique

Electronic Brainstorming

Ethical and Unethical Decisions at Work

Promotion of Ethical Decision Making

Decision Making Tools

Communication Channels

Feedback Loop Systems

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter 10: Workplace Negotiation

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Negotiation

Distributive Negotiation: Focus on Now

Integrative Negotiation: Focus on Now and Later

Quality Negotiation Requires a Medley of Integrative and Distributive Negotiation

Moving from Position-based Negotiation (Low Trust) to Interest-Based Negotiation (High Trust)

BATNA: Its Appeal and Its Traps

Key Elements to Quality Negotiation

To Be Understood One Must First Seek to Understand

Resist Thinking of Negotiation as a Win/Lose Game

Resist Falling Victim To Stereotypes

Resist Power Plays With An Abundance Mindset

Displaying Emotions In Negotiation Is a Wildcard

Be Competent in Multicultural Negotiation

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Chapter 11: Organizational Conflict Management

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Organizational Conflict

Definition of Organizational Conflict

Conflict Theory

Causal Attribution Theory

Competition Theory

Conflict Spiral

System Theory

System Dysfunction

Examples of System Dysfunction

Introduction to Workplace Conflict Management

Behavioral Level Conflict Management

Emotional Level Conflict Management

Cognitive Level Conflict Management

Organizational Conflict Management Systems

Strengthen Relations

In-House Conflict Management

Conflict Management Tools

Stakeholder Analysis

Conflict Analysis

Problem Frame

The Power of Telling One’s Story

Conflict Management Intervention

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

Part IV: Managing Change

Chapter 12: Organizational Change and Learning

Chapter Overview

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Change Management

Receptivity to Change Management and Intervention Type

Change to

Changing

Capitalizing on Punctuated Equilibrium

Maintaining Organizational Health in the Midst of Change

Change Management Pioneers (Trailblazers)

Managing Risk Taking and Innovation

Organizational Learning and Development

Models of Organizational Learning

Communities of Practice

I-P-O Model

Process Mapping (Cognitive Mapping)

Methodology for Organizational Learning

Organizational Vision and Systems in Motion

Change Management and Development

Change Management Tools

Information Gathering and Processing Tool

Chapter Summary

Chapter References

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