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Digital Enterprise Transformation - A Business-Driven Approach to Leveraging Innovative IT (Paperback): Axel Uhl, Lars... Digital Enterprise Transformation - A Business-Driven Approach to Leveraging Innovative IT (Paperback)
Axel Uhl, Lars Alexander Gollenia
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The integration of technological innovations, such as In-Memory Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Connectivity, and Social Media, with business practice can enable significant competitive advantage. In order to embrace recent challenges and changes in the governance of IT strategies, SAP and its think tank - the Business Transformation Academy (BTA) - have jointly developed the Digital Capability Framework (DCF). Digital Enterprise Transformation: A Business-Driven Approach to Leveraging Innovative IT by Axel Uhl and Lars Alexander Gollenia outlines the DCF which comprises six specific capabilities: Innovation Management, Transformation Management, IT Excellence, Customer Centricity, Effective Knowledge Worker, and Operational Excellence. In cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), University of Liechtenstein (Principality of Liechtenstein), and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), SAP and the BTA have been validating each capability and the corresponding maturity models based on analyzing several 'lighthouse' case studies comprising: SAMSUNG, IBM, Finanz Informatik, The Walt Disney Company, Google Inc., HILTI AG. Digital Enterprise Transformation presents how these companies take advantage of innovative IT and how they develop their digital capabilities. On top the authors also develop and present a range of novel yet hands-on Digital Use Cases for a number of different industries which have emerged from innovative technological trends such as: Big Data, Cloud Computing, 3D Printing and Internet of Things.

Diversity in Organizations (Paperback, 3rd edition): Myrtle Bell Diversity in Organizations (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Myrtle Bell
R1,542 R1,342 Discovery Miles 13 420 Save R200 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS is a comprehensive research-based text that will guide you through both the basics and details of the field. In-depth explorations of topics ranging from why diversity is important to how to become a diversity friendly employer provide practical information. You will also learn how to become a diversity-friendly employer, include workers often devalued, and how both dominant and non-dominant group members can work to effect change.

Cognitive Automation and Organizational Psychology - Priming Goals as a New Source of Competitive Advantage (Paperback):... Cognitive Automation and Organizational Psychology - Priming Goals as a New Source of Competitive Advantage (Paperback)
Alexander D Stajkovic, Kayla Sergent
R992 Discovery Miles 9 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Jobs that were once well-defined are now multifaceted. New realities have placed a premium on employee cognitive processing to fulfill complex occupational roles. But human conscious cognitive capacity is limited, making it nearly impossible for employees to keep up without being overloaded. Stajkovic and Sergent refute the common assumption that technological automation is the only way forward. Instead, they directly tackle the issue of employee cognitive overload by proposing cognitive automation as an alternative solution. The authors present a sampling of cutting-edge research showing that conscious guidance is not required for all goal pursuits; goal-directed behavior at work can be automated via priming of subconscious goals. Building on research in social psychology and organizational behavior, Stajkovic and Sergent introduce four models to explain how subconscious goals are primed in organizations: *Auto-motive model: Repeated practice with a goal makes cognitive automation possible. *Goal contagion: Observing and inferring goals of others creates cognitive automation. *Means-goal priming: Confidence in your goal pursuit enhances cognitive automation. *A history of reinforcement: Money, feedback, and social recognition used to reinforce goal achievement become associated with the goal, resulting in cognitive automation. The authors canvas a broad range of knowledge concerning the problem of employee cognitive overload in contemporary organizations and rely on multidisciplinary research to propose cognitive automation as a solution that can address it directly. This book is a deep well of valuable information for those interested in solving real work problems with application of science of organizational behavior (SOB).

Rethinking Leadership - A Critique of Contemporary Theories (Paperback): Annabel Beerel Rethinking Leadership - A Critique of Contemporary Theories (Paperback)
Annabel Beerel
R1,330 Discovery Miles 13 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a detailed review of the key leadership theories and skills required during times of crises and radical uncertainty, how these can be developed, and how they can be applied in practice. Written over the course of the 2020 pandemic, the book highlights the immense lack of leadership competencies required for effective leadership in times of radical uncertainty and provides in-depth insights into the capacities and skills that should be part of all leadership development. The latest leadership theories, as well as existing key styles, including mindful leadership, the neuroscience of leadership, and transpersonal and adaptive leadership, are discussed and critiqued along with their potential contribution to developing effective leaders. Each chapter concludes with a convenient executive summary and questions that can be used for teaching purposes and class discussion. This is a comprehensive book about the interdisciplinary and multifaceted requirements of leadership and how to attain those capacities to develop effective leaders. It will be valuable for advanced undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses as a foundational resource on leadership theory and its application in practice.

Immigrant Labor and the New Precariat (Paperback): Ruth Milkman Immigrant Labor and the New Precariat (Paperback)
Ruth Milkman
R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Immigration has been a contentious issue for decades, but in the twenty-first century it has moved to center stage, propelled by an immigrant threat narrative that blames foreign-born workers, and especially the undocumented, for the collapsing living standards of American workers. According to that narrative, if immigration were summarily curtailed, border security established, and illegal aliens removed, the American Dream would be restored. In this book, Ruth Milkman demonstrates that immigration is not the cause of economic precarity and growing inequality, as Trump and other promoters of the immigrant threat narrative claim. Rather, the influx of low-wage immigrants since the 1970s was a consequence of concerted employer efforts to weaken labor unions, along with neoliberal policies fostering outsourcing, deregulation, and skyrocketing inequality. These dynamics have remained largely invisible to the public. The justifiable anger of US-born workers whose jobs have been eliminated or degraded has been tragically misdirected, with even some liberal voices recently advocating immigration restriction. This provocative book argues that progressives should instead challenge right-wing populism, redirecting workers' anger toward employers and political elites, demanding upgraded jobs for foreign-born and US-born workers alike, along with public policies to reduce inequality.

The Monstrous Organization (Hardcover): Torkild Thanem The Monstrous Organization (Hardcover)
Torkild Thanem
R2,280 Discovery Miles 22 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Drawing on contemporary debates in organization theory, this book explores the monsters that populate organizations, what organizations do to these monsters, and how this challenges us to re-construct organization theory. Torkild Thanem first interrogates how organizations and organization theory seek to kill monsters and how organizations exploit the monstrous for commercial purposes - from the alien monsters of the sci-fi entertainment industry to the monstrous branding of energy drinks and the organic-synthetic chimeras produced by biotech and agribusiness companies. He then argues for more diverse, more joyful and more responsible organizations through a positively monstrous theory, politics and ethics of organizational life. Proposing a theory and ontology of organizations beyond poststructuralist constructionism and critical realism, The Monstrous Organization creatively addresses the history and theory of monsters in organizational life. It will appeal to scholars, doctoral students and master's students in management and organization studies, business ethics, diversity management, cultural studies, gender studies and sociology.

The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution - A Case Study of Port Development in China (Hardcover): John Child, Kenneth K.-T. Tse,... The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution - A Case Study of Port Development in China (Hardcover)
John Child, Kenneth K.-T. Tse, Suzana B. Rodrigues
R2,777 Discovery Miles 27 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This fascinating, close range look at the co-evolution of a Chinese joint venture port operator and the dynamic political and economic environment in which it is embedded demonstrates yet again that in the right hands, theory and practice can and do inform and infuse each other. In the haystack of contemporary China books, this is a precious needle.' - Oded Shenkar, Ohio State University, US'This work is an excellent example of a joint business-academic collaboration on telling the story of how a major business evolved successfully with its environment - an environment in which most businesses have found it difficult to operate and most researchers have found it a challenge to explain. Through meticulous research, the research team explains with solid facts and strong theory how a business influenced its highly complex and ambiguous political environment through developing strategic relationships. This project is a model for conducting relevant research that the management field desperately needs. It is exemplary of engaged scholarship that merges the best of scholarship and practice. Both academics and executives will find this book a treasure of ideas.' - Anne Tsui, Arizona State University, US 'The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution provides an excellent exploration of co-evolution from the perspective of power relations within a hierarchical system. It is relevant not only to firms working within a political environment, but also useful for people working in think tanks and policy analysis. Its treatment of relationship management has universal implications.' - Huijiong Wang, The State Council, PRC Offering insights of unusual richness, this book examines one of the world's most important business environments to determine the way that organizations can develop through interaction with their environments. It fills a gap in our understanding of the evolution of the Chinese business environment and throws light on the theory of co-evolution in order to inspire management practice. Written on the basis of a collaboration between a leading business manager and renowned university scholars, this groundbreaking book makes a significant contribution both to theory and practice of competitive strategy. Contents: Part I: Introduction, Perspective and Method 1. Introduction 2. The Co-evolutionary Perspective 3. Research Design and Methodology Part II: Environment, Evolution and Managerial Initiative 4. Yantian Port and its Changing Environment 5. The Evolution of a World-Class Port 6. Innovations in Management Practice 7. Relationship Management - Creating a Relational Framework Part III: Co-evolution: Theory and Practice 8. Forms of Co-evolution 9. The Political Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution 10. Lessons for Managers Operating in a Complex Environment Index

The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution - A Case Study of Port Development in China (Paperback): John Child, Kenneth K.-T. Tse,... The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution - A Case Study of Port Development in China (Paperback)
John Child, Kenneth K.-T. Tse, Suzana B. Rodrigues
R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This fascinating, close range look at the co-evolution of a Chinese joint venture port operator and the dynamic political and economic environment in which it is embedded demonstrates yet again that in the right hands, theory and practice can and do inform and infuse each other. In the haystack of contemporary China books, this is a precious needle.' - Oded Shenkar, Ohio State University, US'This work is an excellent example of a joint business-academic collaboration on telling the story of how a major business evolved successfully with its environment - an environment in which most businesses have found it difficult to operate and most researchers have found it a challenge to explain. Through meticulous research, the research team explains with solid facts and strong theory how a business influenced its highly complex and ambiguous political environment through developing strategic relationships. This project is a model for conducting relevant research that the management field desperately needs. It is exemplary of engaged scholarship that merges the best of scholarship and practice. Both academics and executives will find this book a treasure of ideas.' - Anne Tsui, Arizona State University, US 'The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution provides an excellent exploration of co-evolution from the perspective of power relations within a hierarchical system. It is relevant not only to firms working within a political environment, but also useful for people working in think tanks and policy analysis. Its treatment of relationship management has universal implications.' - Huijiong Wang, The State Council, PRC Offering insights of unusual richness, this book examines one of the world's most important business environments to determine the way that organizations can develop through interaction with their environments. It fills a gap in our understanding of the evolution of the Chinese business environment and throws light on the theory of co-evolution in order to inspire management practice. Written on the basis of a collaboration between a leading business manager and renowned university scholars, this groundbreaking book makes a significant contribution both to theory and practice of competitive strategy. Contents: Part I: Introduction, Perspective and Method 1. Introduction 2. The Co-evolutionary Perspective 3. Research Design and Methodology Part II: Environment, Evolution and Managerial Initiative 4. Yantian Port and its Changing Environment 5. The Evolution of a World-Class Port 6. Innovations in Management Practice 7. Relationship Management - Creating a Relational Framework Part III: Co-evolution: Theory and Practice 8. Forms of Co-evolution 9. The Political Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution 10. Lessons for Managers Operating in a Complex Environment Index

The Economics of Organisation and Bureaucracy (Hardcover): Peter M. Jackson The Economics of Organisation and Bureaucracy (Hardcover)
Peter M. Jackson
R25,232 Discovery Miles 252 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This authoritative and in-depth collection presents seminal papers from leading academics in the field of organisation and bureaucracy. It encompasses sections on organisational boundaries, neo-Schumpeterian theories, hierarchy and international organisation, organisational culture and behaviour, power politics and authority, as well as organisational institutions and practices. Professor Jackson has chosen works which have shaped the views of how the economics of organisation and bureaucracy are viewed today and has included papers from conflicting ends of the spectrum to illustrate the fluid and evolving nature of the subject. This indispensable volume, with an original introduction by the editor, will be of immense value to students, scholars and practitioners interested in this topical and relevant field.

Diversity and Inclusion the Submarine Way - What Life Underwater Taught Me about Inclusion (Hardcover): John Gregory Vincent,... Diversity and Inclusion the Submarine Way - What Life Underwater Taught Me about Inclusion (Hardcover)
John Gregory Vincent, Deborah Cake Fortin
R601 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R102 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century - Applied and Emerging Perspectives (Paperback): Olivia Efthimiou, Scott T Allison,... Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century - Applied and Emerging Perspectives (Paperback)
Olivia Efthimiou, Scott T Allison, Zeno E. Franco
R989 Discovery Miles 9 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Offering a holistic take on an emerging field, this edited collection examines how heroism manifests, is appropriated, and is constructed in a broad range of settings and from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Psychologists, educators, lawyers, researchers and cultural analysts consider how heroism intersects with wellbeing, and how we still use-and even abuse-heroism as a vehicle to thrive and prosper in the everyday and in the face of the most unbearable situations. Highlighting some of the most pressing issues in today's world-including genocide, racism, deceitful business practices, bystanderism, mental health, unethical governance and the global refugee crisis-this book applies a critical psychological perspective in synthesizing the social construction of heroism and wellbeing, contributing to the development of global wellbeing indicators and measures.

Handbook of Intuition Research (Paperback): Marta Sinclair Handbook of Intuition Research (Paperback)
Marta Sinclair
R1,219 Discovery Miles 12 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This groundbreaking interdisciplinary Handbook showcases the latest intuition research, integrated in a framework that reconciles various views on what intuition is and how it works. The internationally renowned group of contributors presents their findings in five areas. Part I explores different facets of the intuiting process and its outcome, the role of consciousness and affect, and alternate ways of capturing intuition. Part II deals with its function in expertise, strategy, entrepreneurship, and ethics. Part III outlines intuitive decision making in critical occupations, legal profession, medicine, film and wine industry, and teaching. Part IV pushes the boundaries of our current understanding by exploring the possibility of non-local intuition, based on the principles of quantum holography. Part V investigates new techniques for developing intuitive skills. This cutting-edge, comprehensive Handbook will prove essential for academics and research students of social sciences, particularly management, psychology, sociology, entrepreneurship, leadership, team dynamics, HR and training. It will be also an invaluable resource for industry professionals searching for soft-core methods to increase productivity and creativity/innovation, to improve leadership and organizational climate, or to adopt new staff training and development methods. Contributors: A. Antonietti, B.T. Bakken, C. Betsch, R.T. Bradley, L.A. Burke, J.-F. Coget, E. Dane, A. Dijksterhuis, W. Duggan, I.D. Ebert, S. Epstein, A. Glockner, B. Graf, L.K. Gundry, J.R. Guzak, T. Haerem, M.B. Hargrove, C. Harteis, G.P. Hodgkinson, P. Iannello, K.-P. Ittner, J.R. Kickul, G. Klein, C. Kugler, C. Kuhnle, J. Langan-Fox, M. Mason, B. Morgenthaler, J.E. Pretz, D. Radin, G. Roth, E. Sadler-Smith, M. Sinclair, M. Strick, D.E. Tomasino, V. Vranic

Handbook of Advances in Trust Research (Hardcover): Reinhard Bachmann, Akbar Zaheer Handbook of Advances in Trust Research (Hardcover)
Reinhard Bachmann, Akbar Zaheer
R4,031 Discovery Miles 40 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Handbook of Advances in Trust Research presents new and important developments in trust research. The contributors are all prominent and highly respected experts in the field. Firstly, they provide a contemporary overview of the most crucial issues in current trust research including contracts, innovation and negotiation, trust and control. Thereafter, themes which have gained prominence since the original Handbook are considered, such as trust and the financial crisis, public trust in business, and trust and HRM. The book also explores recent theoretical advances and points the way for future research on trust. The Handbook contributes to an area of key importance to business and society and will appeal to practitioners and students of organization theory, strategy, sociology, organizational psychology and economics. Contributors: R. Bachmann, K.T. Dirks, N. Gillespie, T. Gubler, J.D. Harris, R. Hurley, A.A.C. Keevil, F. Kroeger, R.J. Lewicki, P.P. Li, G. Moellering, J. Nickerson, B. Nooteboom, B. Polin, L. Poppo, R.H. Searle, F. Six, P.W.L. Vlaar, A. Weibel, A.C. Wicks, A. Zaheer

Psychodynamic Coaching and Supervision for Executives - An Entrepreneur and a Psychoanalyst in Dialogue (Hardcover): Thomas... Psychodynamic Coaching and Supervision for Executives - An Entrepreneur and a Psychoanalyst in Dialogue (Hardcover)
Thomas Kretschmar, Andreas Hamburger
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Thomas Kretschmar and Andreas Hamburger provide an important overview of psychodynamic work in companies, presenting different viewpoints and explaining key psychoanalytic terms and techniques for coaching and supervision. Written in the form of a dialog between Kretschmar, an entrepreneur, and Hamburger, a psychoanalyst, the book provides unique insight into psychodynamic coaching and supervision. Psychodynamic Coaching and Supervision for Executives begins with an overview of coaching, psychodynamic approaches, the unconscious and relevant psychoanalytic theory. Kretschmar and Hamburger then consider Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) in business, assess current research into coaching and supervision and present a selection of key case studies. At the end of each chapter, the authors compare their positions, giving important contextual information, exploring objections, complications and improvements, and providing a precise summary of the topic. This book will be an illuminating guide for therapists and professionals who wish to learn how psychoanalytic theory and practice can be used for coaching, counseling and supervision in an organizational context.

Integrating Change - The Art, the Science and the Craft of Transforming Organizations (Paperback): Mel Toomey, Judi Neal Integrating Change - The Art, the Science and the Craft of Transforming Organizations (Paperback)
Mel Toomey, Judi Neal
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Change processes in organizations are time consuming, expensive, and often don't create the intended results. This book creates a new way for leaders to relate to change from a place of deeper understanding. Based on years of research, consulting, and teaching, the models and frameworks described in this book have been applied successfully in organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, IBM, Facebook, Charles Schwab & Company, and Accenture. The book provides breakthrough thinking to leaders who find themselves in the chaos of multiple, high amplitude changes that cannot be managed from an autocratic or even a participative mindset. The successful transformation of a human system does not require that people change who they are so much as it requires they become more of who they are-more like themselves. Change does not require new step-by-step models offered by an outside expert. It requires teaching people how to become model builders. As a result of this deeper transformation of mindset, not only will people in the organization be able to manage the particular change crisis facing them in the moment, they will develop a new relationship to change so that strategic thinking and breakthrough business outcomes become part of the organizational norm. This book will primarily appeal to experienced leaders, senior managers, and change agents who have learned that the textbook recipes for initiating or responding to change don't work. It is also useful supplementary reading for students of organizational studies and leadership.

Leadership Resilience in a Digital Age (Hardcover): Janette Young Leadership Resilience in a Digital Age (Hardcover)
Janette Young
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book focusses on the challenges faced in the digital age, and the increasing demands for continuous change in an inter-connected digital world. The book presents stories about how leaders have faced significant challenges and pressure, and how they have used these experiences as catalysts to transform, flourish, and develop personal resilience. The book explores the digital journey, ethical issues, teamwork, styles of leadership, agile, collaboration, trust, culture, psychological safety, self-awareness, vulnerability, conversation, positivity, emotional intelligence, creativity, inner knowing and the dark side of leadership. Drawing on the experiences of leaders in the creative, digital and technology sectors in the UK, and using their voice throughout, has resulted in proposing several internal and external strategic solutions to help the reader become more personally resilient. The book explores the impact of continuous change within a digital age, presenting the facets necessary to become a Digital Sage in an increasingly chaotic world. With a focus on creativity, innovation and mind and body awareness the leader as a Digital Sage arises to encourage resilience in a digital age. The book does not assume prior knowledge of the field of resilience and is ideal for executive education courses, and for leaders and managers seeking personal and professional transformation.

Exercising Your Ethics - Bringing Moral Strength to Business (Hardcover): Leslie E. Sekerka Exercising Your Ethics - Bringing Moral Strength to Business (Hardcover)
Leslie E. Sekerka
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Through a witty and engaging style the author invites readers to consider their character authenticity at work. The book is for people who want to do the right thing, but may not be sure what that means, how to go about it, or how to withstand the forces that may push them away from wanting to be ethical. In a world that seems to reward winning, regardless of how it is achieved, we need a clearer reason for wanting to be and become our best selves. Poking fun at the ironies and hypocrisies of human behavior, Exercising Your Ethics prompts you to leverage techniques that will help you become more deliberate about choosing value-driven actions. Exercising Your Ethics explains the messy business of workplace ethics in a way that is relatable and relevant. Readers will learn to build moral strength and encourage its development in others, while also recognizing moral vulnerability traps. It is an ideal resource for adult business education and training in academic or organizational settings. Educators, HR professionals, team leaders, coaches, and trainers will find the book a guide for competency development and as a way to prompt reflective discourse. Illustrator Ralph Underhill produces cartoons for a diverse number of social and environmental movements. He has a particular interest in using artistic communications to motivate positive change.

Women, Intersectionality, and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership (Hardcover): Yoon Im Kane, Saralyn M. Masselink, Annie C.... Women, Intersectionality, and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership (Hardcover)
Yoon Im Kane, Saralyn M. Masselink, Annie C. Weiss
R3,078 Discovery Miles 30 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This ground-breaking book presents multifaceted perspectives to examine assumptions about gender, intersecting identities, and power that impact women's experience as group psychotherapy leaders, mentors, and educators. Leaders in the field discuss the theories, training, personal experience, mentorship, and clinical work that empower women group psychotherapists beyond the limits of traditional technique and practice. Chapters boldly investigate theoretical, cultural, and personal paradigms, and explore themes of intersectionality, gender-role identity, and hidden bias. The authors challenge embedded societal norms to encourage deeper gender and cultural intelligence in group psychotherapy leadership. This text provides guidance and clinical wisdom that will inspire, scaffold, and embolden contemporary group psychotherapy leadership.

Beyond the Workplace Zoo - Humanising the Office (Hardcover): Nigel Oseland Beyond the Workplace Zoo - Humanising the Office (Hardcover)
Nigel Oseland
R3,048 Discovery Miles 30 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book begins by outlining the common design mistakes with the modern open plan office and the industry focus on cost that has resulted in the ill-fated workplace zoo. The requirements of office-based workers according to psychological theory and research are then explained. Dr Oseland references historical studies in psychophysics to describe how to design environmental conditions (acoustics, lighting, temperature, indoor air quality) that enhance performance by supporting basic physiological needs. More contemporary research in environmental psychology investigates how cognition affects our interpretation and response to physical stimuli depending on personality, context, attitude and other personal factors. This in turn informs individual requirements for the environmental conditions as well as group needs. Studies in evolutionary psychology and biophilia are also referenced. The later part of the book turns to workplace solutions and focuses on how to plan, design and manage offices to accommodate our innate human needs now and in the future. The importance of designing for inclusivity is also recognised, including accommodating cultural, gender and generational differences along with designing spaces for neurodiversity. Dr Oseland's proposed workplace solution the Landscaped Office is a revived and revised version of Burolandschaft with a contemporary twist. The impact of workplace trends, such as agile working and hot-desking, is also explored and found to complement the workplace solution, resulting in the Agile Landscaped Office. This book is key reading for professionals, and post-graduate students, in business, interior design, architecture, surveying, facilities management, building services engineering, HR and organisational or environmental psychology.

Pierre Bourdieu in Studies of Organization and Management - Societal Change and Transforming Fields (Hardcover): Sarah... Pierre Bourdieu in Studies of Organization and Management - Societal Change and Transforming Fields (Hardcover)
Sarah Robinson, Jette Ernst, Kristian Larsen, Ole Jacob Thomassen
R3,057 Discovery Miles 30 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There is increasing academic interest in how Pierre Bourdieu's sociology can be applied to management and organization studies (MOS). In a context of increasing complexity faced by organizations and those who work in them due to globalisation, neoliberalism, austerity, financial crisis, ecological issues, populism, and developing technologies, there is untapped potential to use Bourdieu's theoretical inventions to arrive at greater understandings of how change, transition and crisis shape work, organizational life as well as relations between different organizational and sectorial fields. This book aims to take a specific focus on the relational nature of Bourdieu's work and its relevance for contemporary organizations. It provides empirically-grounded examples that showcase the explanatory strength of Bourdieus intellectual concepts, such as field, habitus, capital, hexis, hysteresis, symbolic power, symbolic violence, doxa, illusio as applied to the current challenges within MOS. Such challenges include issues resulting from globalization, neoliberalism, financial crisis, ecological crisis, populism and developing technologies, to name but a few; and added to those, a global pandemic. The eleven chapters presented study a great variety and range of organizational phenomena that are organised into three thematic sections: 'Neoliberalism, fields and hysteresis', 'Global and national movements as sites for competition and symbolic domination' and the 'The emergence and transformation of professional fields'. The chapters show a concern with the challenges and opportunities such developments offer to MOS scholars and to managers and employees in public and private sector organizations. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of organizational studies, critical management studies, human resource management, and sociology.

Organizational Culture and Leadership (Paperback, 5th Edition): Edgar H Schein, Peter A Schein Organizational Culture and Leadership (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Edgar H Schein, Peter A Schein
R1,269 R1,192 Discovery Miles 11 920 Save R77 (6%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The book that defined the field, updated and expanded for today's organizations Organizational Culture and Leadership is the classic reference for managers and students seeking a deeper understanding of the inter-relationship of organizational culture dynamics and leadership. Author Edgar Schein is the 'father' of organizational culture, world-renowned for his expertise and research in the field; in this book, he analyzes and illustrates through cases the abstract concept of culture and shows its importance to the management of organizational change. This new fifth edition shows how culture has become a popular concept leading to a wide variety of research and implementation by various organizations and expands the focus on the role of national cultures in influencing culture dynamics, including some practical concepts for how to deal with international differences. Special emphasis is given to how the role of leadership varies with the age of the organization from founding, through mid-life to old age as the cultural issues vary at each stage. How culture change is managed at each stage and in different types of organizations is emphasized as a central concern of leader behavior. This landmark book is considered the defining resource in the field. Drawing on a wide range of research, this fifth edition contains 25 percent new and revised material to provide the most relevant new concepts and perspectives alongside the basic culture model that has helped to define the field. Dig into assumptions and typologies to decipher organizational culture * Learn how culture begins, thrives, or dies with leadership * Manage cultural change effectively and appropriately * Understand the leader's role in managing disparate groups The resurgence of interest in organizational culture has spurred an awakening in research, and new information is continuously coming to light. Outdated practices are being replaced by more effective methods, and the resulting shift affects organizations everywhere. Organizational Culture and Leadership is an essential resource for scholars, consultants and leaders seeking continuous improvement in the face of today's business realities.

Handbook on the Temporal Dynamics of Organizational Behavior (Hardcover): Yannick Griep, Samantha D. Hansen Handbook on the Temporal Dynamics of Organizational Behavior (Hardcover)
Yannick Griep, Samantha D. Hansen
R5,639 Discovery Miles 56 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For more than a decade, organizational behavior scholars have highlighted the importance of studying phenomena through a temporal lens by focusing on the role of time and its various implications for research. When a phenomenon occurs, what aspects of the phenomena are being influenced, how these aspects are being influenced, and why this influence occurs are considerations of the utmost importance when trying to understand the full essence of organizational behavior. Handbook on the Temporal Dynamics of Organizational Behavior is designed to help scholars begin to address the temporal shortcomings in the extant organizational behavior literature. The handbook provides conceptual and methodological reasons to study organizational behavior from a dynamic perspective and offers new conceptual and theoretical insights on some of the most popular organizational behavior topics. By providing the methodological and analytical tools needed to translate dynamic ideas into dynamic reality, this handbook will become a guiding light for scholars, academic audiences, and evidence-based management practitioners who wish to tackle the challenges of dynamic organizational behavior research.

Philosophy and Management Studies - A Research Overview (Hardcover): Raza Mir, Michelle Greenwood Philosophy and Management Studies - A Research Overview (Hardcover)
Raza Mir, Michelle Greenwood
R1,188 Discovery Miles 11 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Irrespective of whether one thinks of philosophy explicitly, each organizational researcher is a philosopher. A philosophical position is predicated on a variety of approaches relating to ontology, epistemology, methodology, ethics, and political positions. Depending on where one stands with regard to these philosophical building blocks, their orientation may be characterized as positivist, realist, critical-realist, and constructivist, with pragmatist and political considerations weighing in as well. Also, management theories all inhabit the same spectrum of philosophical positions that enrich them and add to their relevance to the world of firms and organizations. This book provides a broad-based commentary on the terrain of philosophy as it pertains to management studies, especially for the relatively unfamiliar organizational theorist. This book serves as a succinct overview of the field of management philosophy as well as a roadmap for those readers who wish to explore the terrain further. The book argues that all knowledge inquiry invokes philosophy and philosophical thinking, and that the artificial separation between philosophy and social science is fallacious. Just as philosophy is everywhere, so is power, and for better or worse they go hand in hand. Hence, philosophical positions are political positions. The authors do not shy from addressing the politics of their own research practice or the subjects of their inquiry. Philosophy and Management Studies targets a new generation of management researchers, whose interest in philosophy vastly exceeds their resources to engage with it, partly because of their unfamiliarity with its often mystifying and outsider-unfriendly conventions. It seeks to bridge the chasm between interest in philosophy in organizational studies and knowledge about it. It is not for the trained philosopher or the expert, but for a relative newcomer.

Public Speaking for Leaders - Communication Strategies for the Global Market (Paperback): Apoorva Bharadwaj, Pragyan Rath Public Speaking for Leaders - Communication Strategies for the Global Market (Paperback)
Apoorva Bharadwaj, Pragyan Rath
R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This book studies the art of public speaking as oration instead of just ornamentation. It repositions public speaking as a fundamental business leadership act and a solution-enabling and problem-solving communication approach. Drawing on in-depth case studies, it considers various situations that a managerial leader encounters and delivers speech solutions as strategic manoeuvres for attaining desired targets. The volume: Deals with public speaking exclusively from a business perspective; Produces a workable manual of managerial public speaking that introduces the concept of oration as Or-Action (oratory that leads to desired action); Presents a variegated analysis of speech texts from history, politics, fiction, social media, film industry, platform content, and business-product presentations; Customises speeches into unique speech clusters where readers can readily find the type of speech texts they require for their own specific content development. The first of its kind, this book will be a key text for entrepreneurs, corporate managers, academic practitioners, and executives. It will also be of interest to students and researchers of behavioural economics, rhetoric, strategy, communication studies, business communication, fiction theory, generation studies, and virtual reality studies.

Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2015): John Bratton Introduction to Work and Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2015)
John Bratton
R1,604 Discovery Miles 16 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The new edition of this widely used, best-selling core textbook dissects contemporary management practices and encourages readers to reflect critically on workplace realities. A wealth of theories and subjects are explored in depth via an acclaimed range of clear and interesting international cases and examples. This strong suite of pedagogy ensures student engagement and understanding. Taking an academically rigorous and critical approach, best-selling author John Bratton draws on the fields of sociology and psychology to create a unique, well-rounded teaching and learning resource that reviewers and students alike have enthusiastically embraced. Organizational Behaviour is crucial to any, Business, Management or HRM degree - the book's comprehensive content, approach and revised structure have all been designed to map closely onto target modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels.

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