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Employee Well-being Support - A Workplace Resource (Hardcover): Andrew Kinder, Rick Hughes, Cary Cooper Employee Well-being Support - A Workplace Resource (Hardcover)
Andrew Kinder, Rick Hughes, Cary Cooper
R3,336 R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Save R1,153 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Employees have a set of needs as part of the 'psychological contract' of employment. However, organizations operate for a reason and they too have agendas and needs. It is how the two come together that determines the capacity for good human relations and optimum productivity. Employee Well-being Support is an edited collection of expert contributions that explores all key issues in this increasingly critical area.

Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress - Health and Safety Hazards (Paperback): Sharon Clarke, Cary Cooper Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress - Health and Safety Hazards (Paperback)
Sharon Clarke, Cary Cooper
R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Working in a stressful environment not only increases the risk of physical illness or distress, but also increases the likelihood of workplace accidents. While legislation provides some guidelines for risk assessment of physical hazards, there remains limited guidance on the risks of psychosocial hazards, such as occupational stress.
This book takes the risk management approach to stress evaluation in the workplace, offering practical guidelines for the audit, assessment and mitigation of workplace stressors. Based on both research and case-studies, this book provides a comprehensive source of theoretical and practical information for students and practitioners alike.
This book includes chapters on:
*environmental stress factors
* psychological stress factors
*work-related accidents
*job stress evaluation methods
With its up-to-date approach to a fascinating area of study, Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress is key reading for all students of organizational psychology and those responsible for workplace safety.

The Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management (Paperback): Cary Cooper, Chris Argyris The Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management (Paperback)
Cary Cooper, Chris Argyris
R1,199 R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Save R91 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Authoritative and comprehensive yet concise and convenient, this is the definitive single volume reference guide to the management sciences. In 1400 entries totalling half a million words, it covers all the concepts, terminology and techniques of management theory and practice.

Compiled by an international team of editors from eleven of the world's top business schools, it provides definitions and discussions written by leading researchers at Harvard, Stanford, Duke, London Business School and many other leading institutions.

Entries range between concise definitions of terms and longer 5,000 word essays reviewing today's understanding of central concepts in management theory. Throughout, the book combines academic rigor with clarity and accessibility.

For the student of business and management, the "Concise Encyclopaedia" will be an essential "vade mecum" for their studies; for the specialist, it offers insights from leading researchers; for the working manager it will be a one stop guide to today's management theory.

The Crisis Book (Hardcover): Rick Hughes, Andrew Kinder, Cary Cooper The Crisis Book (Hardcover)
Rick Hughes, Andrew Kinder, Cary Cooper 1
R280 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R91 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It seems everyday we encounter a "crisis" or difficult issue of some sort that affects our work. Such difficulties can come from within work (eg, a difficult client or boss, missing a target or deadline, rejection of a proposal or plan, feeling undervalued) or outside of it (eg, personal issues such as family, relationships, debt, alcohol). All have the potential to trigger stress, anxiety...and lead to crisis mode.This practical book offers strategies and guidance to coping with and surviving a range of crisis moments and issues that affect our ability to perform at work. Written by expert coaches, the book helps anyone to develop a series of competencies in order to help us manage crisis points and improve our personal resilience. This book is part of the highly successful Concise Advice series.

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2007 (Hardcover, Volume 22): Gerard P. Hodgkinson, J. Kevin... International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2007 (Hardcover, Volume 22)
Gerard P. Hodgkinson, J. Kevin Ford; Created by Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson
R3,978 R3,544 Discovery Miles 35 440 Save R434 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the twenty-second in the most prestigious series of annual volumes in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The series provides authoritative and integrative reviews of the key literature of industrial psychology and organizational behaviour. The chapters are written by established experts and topics are carefully chosen to reflect the major concerns in both the research literature and in current practice.

As in previous works in the series, this twenty-second volume provides scholarly, up to the minute reviews and updates of theory and research, covering developments across a wide range of established areas and emerging issues, including: socialization in organizational contexts, assessing the costs and benefits of human resources, strategies for reducing work-family conflict, coping research and measurement in the context of work related stress, and conducting applied research in a changing world of work. Each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical survey of the chosen topic, and each is supported by a valuable bibliography. For advanced students, academics and researchers, as well as professional psychologists and managers, this remains the most authoritative and current guide to new developments and established knowledge in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.

Contributors to Volume 22

Linda Argote, "USA"

Blake E. Ashforth, "USA"

Rabi S. Bhagat, "USA"

Wayne F. Cascio, "USA"

Jeanette N. Cleveland, "USA"

Cary L. Cooper, "UK"

Philip Dewe, "UK"

Spencer H. Harrison, "USA"

Debra A. Major, "USA"

Elaine Pulakos, "USA"

Anne Marie Ryan, "USA"

Gergana Todorova, "USA"

David M. Sluss,"USA"

Pamela K. Steverson, "USA"

James R. Van Scotter, "USA"

Karen South Moustafa, "USA"

The Apology Impulse - How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can't Stop Saying It (Paperback): Cary Cooper, Sean... The Apology Impulse - How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can't Stop Saying It (Paperback)
Cary Cooper, Sean O'meara 1
R385 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R77 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Saying sorry is in crisis. On one hand there are anxious PR aficionados and social media teams dishing out apologies with alarming frequency. On the other there are people and organizations who have done truly terrible things issuing much-delayed statements of mild regret.

We have become addicted to apologies but immune from saying sorry.

In January 2018 there were 35 public apologies from high-profile organizations and individuals. That's more than one per day. Between them, in 2017, the likes of Facebook, Mercedes Benz and United Airlines issued over 2,000 words of apologies for their transgressions. Alarmingly, the word 'sorry' didn't appear once.

This perfectly timed book examines the psychology, motivations and even the economic rationale of giving an apology in the age of outrage culture and on-demand contrition. It reveals the tricks and techniques we all use to evade, reframe and divert from what we did and demonstrates how professionals do it best. Providing lessons for businesses and organizations, you'll find out how to give meaningful apologies and know when to say sorry, or not say it at all.

The Apology Impulse is the perfect playbook for anyone - from social media executive through to online influencers and CEOs - who apologise way too much and say sorry far too infrequently.

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide - Wellbeing in Children and Families (Hardcover, Volume I): Cary Cooper Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide - Wellbeing in Children and Families (Hardcover, Volume I)
Cary Cooper; Edited by (board members) Susan H. Landry
R3,910 R3,486 Discovery Miles 34 860 Save R424 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a wide-ranging look at the factors which positively and negatively affect the wellbeing of children and families. * Discusses core developmental competencies for later life, the role of the family, the impact of different settings, and factors associated with lower levels of wellbeing * Brings together the latest research from leaders in the field of child development * Outlines important recommendations for families, caregivers, educators, social workers, and policymakers to assure and increase child wellbeing * Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide - Wellbeing in Later Life (Hardcover, Volume IV): Thomas B.L. Kirkwood, Cary Cooper Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide - Wellbeing in Later Life (Hardcover, Volume IV)
Thomas B.L. Kirkwood, Cary Cooper
R3,908 R3,485 Discovery Miles 34 850 Save R423 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wellbeing in Later Life uses the latest research from a variety of disciplines to address and correct common myths and misconceptions about aging. * Covers topics ranging from biological mechanisms that affect aging to lifestyle, attitudes, and social factors * Examines the challenges of humanity s increasing life expectancy and includes recommendations for maintaining and enhancing wellbeing in later life * Makes meaningful connections between research and practice to link aspects of aging which have previously been considered separate * Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences

Stress Management in the Construction Industry (Hardcover): Mei-yung Leung, Isabelle Yee Shan Chan, Cary Cooper Stress Management in the Construction Industry (Hardcover)
Mei-yung Leung, Isabelle Yee Shan Chan, Cary Cooper
R2,471 R2,221 Discovery Miles 22 210 Save R250 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This systematic review of stress management in construction will help an understanding of the issues and theory as well as offering practical recommendations. * addresses the growing concern to make work in construction healthier, safer, and more productive * integrates research results, survey statistics and scenario analyses to reveal underlying causes of stress * offers recommendations for reducing Stress

Well-Being in Organizations - A Reader for Students and Practitioners (Paperback): Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson Well-Being in Organizations - A Reader for Students and Practitioners (Paperback)
Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson
R1,836 R1,662 Discovery Miles 16 620 Save R174 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of a three-volume set of themed collections of reprinted articles from the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IRIOP) from 1997-2001. Each volume provides collections around a topic area, with new introductions written by the editors for each volume. Written by leading scholars with international reputations in their fields, this authoritative collection provides a high quality, review that will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers and practitioners. Topic focussed, 'best of' collections on a specific theme conveniently incorporated into one book Ideal for graduate study, dissertations, projects, seminars This volume considers the culture of the world of work and covers such issues as productivity and performance, employee control and health, workplace bullying, working time, gender issues and the pressure of work on the individual and it's consequences.

Organizational Psychology and Development - A Reader for Students and Practitioners (Paperback): Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson Organizational Psychology and Development - A Reader for Students and Practitioners (Paperback)
Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson
R1,780 R1,614 Discovery Miles 16 140 Save R166 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A series of three books which are themed collections of reprinted articles from the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IRIOP) from 1997-2001. Each volume provides collections around a topic area, with new introductions written by the editors for each volume. Written by leading scholars with international reputations in their fields, this authoritative collection provides a high quality, review that will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers and practitioners. Topic focussed, 'best of' collections on a specific theme conveniently incorporated into one book Ideal for graduate study, dissertations, projects, seminars In this volume, the individual within the context of the organisation is examined at three different levels: individuals in organisations; groups and teams; and organisation issues. Together they cover issues such as alternative ways of working, career progression and individuals in teams and groups.

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2006 (Hardcover, Volume 21): Gerard P. Hodgkinson, J. Kevin... International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2006 (Hardcover, Volume 21)
Gerard P. Hodgkinson, J. Kevin Ford; Created by Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson
R4,369 R3,888 Discovery Miles 38 880 Save R481 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the twenty-first in the most prestigious series of annual volumes in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The series provides authoritative and integrative reviews of the key literature of industrial psychology and organizational behaviour. The chapters are written by established experts and topics are carefully chosen to reflect the major concerns in both the research literature and in current practice.

Reflecting the ethos of the series as a whole, this twenty-first volume provides scholarly, state-of-the-art overviews of developments across a diverse range of areas, including: attribution theory, performance appraisal, women at work, international management, task analysis, and qualitative research methods. Each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical survey of the chosen topic, and each is supported by a valuable bibliography. For advanced students, academics and researchers, as well as professional psychologists and managers, this remains the most authoritative and current guide to new developments and established knowledge in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.

Contributors to Volume 21:

John Annett, "UK"

Kamaljit Birdi, "UK"

Michael J. Burke, "USA"

Catherine Cassell, "UK"

Renee E. DeRouin, "USA"

Scott C. Douglas, "USA"

Paul Harvey, "USA"

David Holman, "UK"

Cameron Klein, "USA"

Gary P. Latham, "Canada"

Karen S. Lyness, "USA"

Sara Mann, "Canada"

Mark J. Martinko," USA"

Eduardo Salas, "USA"

Paul R. Sparrow, "UK"

Neville Stanton, "UK"

Gillian Symon, "UK"

Jolie M.B. Terrazas, "USA"

Why the Social Sciences Matter (Paperback): Jonathan Michie, Cary Cooper Why the Social Sciences Matter (Paperback)
Jonathan Michie, Cary Cooper
R747 R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Save R109 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published with the support of the Academy for Social Sciences, this volume provides an illuminating look at topics of concern to everyone at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Leading social scientists tackle complex questions such as immigration, unemployment, climate change, war, banks in trouble, and an ageing population.

Wellbeing at Work - How to Design, Implement and Evaluate an Effective Strategy (Paperback): Ian Hesketh, Cary Cooper Wellbeing at Work - How to Design, Implement and Evaluate an Effective Strategy (Paperback)
Ian Hesketh, Cary Cooper
R626 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R97 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stress at work is rising year on year, long hours are becoming the norm and presenteeism is increasing across all industries. This is not only having a detrimental effect on employee health, happiness and productivity, but is also impacting the bottom line. HR professionals are uniquely placed to manage this modern workplace crisis by implementing a wellbeing strategy. Wellbeing at Work is an essential, practical guide to designing and implementing an effective strategy that will reduce employee anxiety, increase staff engagement and improve overall performance. Written by leading experts in the field, Wellbeing at Work takes readers through the entire process, from explaining why a wellbeing strategy is necessary in a fast-changing world of work and technological transformation to building momentum around it, and monitoring, measuring and evaluating its impact. The book also identifies common pitfalls and problems, and how to avoid them, explores important legislative considerations and provides example exercises and tools to use throughout the process. Full of advice, tips and insights from real-world case studies, this is the only book you will need to create a happier, more productive and more profitable organization.

The Outstanding Middle Manager - How to be a Healthy, Happy, High-performing Mid-level Manager (Paperback): Gordon Tinline,... The Outstanding Middle Manager - How to be a Healthy, Happy, High-performing Mid-level Manager (Paperback)
Gordon Tinline, Cary Cooper
R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent research shows that the number of people in senior specialist and middle management positions is growing. As organizations continue to flatten, the middle becomes the place where many will spend the majority of their careers. The Outstanding Middle Manager is the new guide to dealing with those pressures specific to the role and maximizing the opportunities to forge a fulfilling and balanced career in the middle. Drawing on the latest research into workplace trends, strategic management and work-life balance, Tinline and Cooper focus on middle management as an opportunity level. Readers can discover: strategies for managing upwards as well as downwards, how to deal effectively with generational differences and an evolving workplace, influencing, empowerment and team-building skills, and stress- and life-management strategies that bring clarity and purpose. With a focus on lateral development and progression as a career choice, The Outstanding Middle Manager empowers readers to take control of their mid-level career to become more fulfilled, more resilient and more satisfied.

The Handbook of Stress and Health - A Guide to Research and Practice (Hardcover): Cary Cooper, James Campbell Quick The Handbook of Stress and Health - A Guide to Research and Practice (Hardcover)
Cary Cooper, James Campbell Quick
R4,163 R3,822 Discovery Miles 38 220 Save R341 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive work that brings together and explores state-of-the-art research on the link between stress and health outcomes. * Offers the most authoritative resource available, discussing a range of stress theories as well as theories on preventative stress management and how to enhance well-being * Timely given that stress is linked to seven of the ten leading causes of death in developed nations, yet paradoxically successful adaptation to stress can enable individuals to flourish * Contributors are an international panel of authoritative researchers and practitioners in the various specialty subjects addressed within the work

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Cary Cooper, James Campbell Quick, Marc J.... International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Cary Cooper, James Campbell Quick, Marc J. Schabracq
R4,477 R3,987 Discovery Miles 39 870 Save R490 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in its third edition, this authoritative handbook offers a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of work and health psychology. * Updated edition of a highly successful handbook * Focuses on the applied aspects of work and health psychology * New chapters cover emerging themes in this rapidly growing field * Prestigious team of editors and contributors

Myths of Management - What People Get Wrong About Being the Boss (Paperback): Stefan Stern, Cary Cooper Myths of Management - What People Get Wrong About Being the Boss (Paperback)
Stefan Stern, Cary Cooper 1
R561 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R227 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is it really true that working longer hours makes you more successful? Do you really need to hide your emotions in order to gain respect as a manager? Does higher pay really always lead to higher performance? The world of management is blighted by fads, fiction and falsehoods. In Myths of Management, Cary Cooper and Stefan Stern take you on an entertaining journey through the most famous myths surrounding the much-written about topic of management. They debunk false assumptions, inject truth into over-simplifications and tackle damaging habits head-on. Fascinating insights from psychology, leadership theory and organizational behaviour provide you with a compelling and practical guide to avoid falling into the trap of cliche, misinformation and prejudice. This engaging read offers you authentic insights into the reality of work, drawn from extensive research and real-world business examples, to give you the essential knowledge you need to become a better manager. Whether cheesy, naive or even destructive, management myths could be holding you back and stifling your team's potential. Myths of Management is the guide you need to become an enlightened manager.

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide - Set (Hardcover, Volumes I - VI): Cary Cooper Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide - Set (Hardcover, Volumes I - VI)
Cary Cooper
R21,090 Discovery Miles 210 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I would recommend this book for acquisition. Each volume has its own ISBN and there are volume indexes, rather than a master index, so specialist libraries could purchase individual volumes. The different volumes hang together well however, so I would recommend getting the set if possible. This set has arrived on the crest of a wave of academic and, to a lesser extent, public interest. Academic libraries catering for courses in psychology, health-related subjects, education, social policy or economics will all find useful material here. Reference Reviews This series could complement a variety of libraries, such as a home or personal library, office, or academic setting. Wellbeing is a global topic that influences each individual. This series is a valuable resource. American Reference Books Annual The first multi-volume examination of all elements of wellbeing Explores wellbeing from multiple perspectives, including children and families; the workplace; the environment; aging and later life; economics; and policies of wellbeing Each volume brings together leaders of their respective fields in an edited volume of original articles 6 Volumes www.referencewellbeing.com

Occupational Health Psychology - The Challenge of Workplace Stress (Paperback): Marc J. Schabracq, Cary Cooper, Cheryl Travers,... Occupational Health Psychology - The Challenge of Workplace Stress (Paperback)
Marc J. Schabracq, Cary Cooper, Cheryl Travers, David van Maanen
R949 R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Save R69 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Constant and rapid change, which is a characteristic of all organizations today, demands that, as workers, we develop the ability to anticipate and adapt to change whilst minimising stress and disruption. 'Survival of the fittest' is no longer the rule but rather 'survival of the fitting'. This book is about developing this ability to adapt, both at an individual and an organizational level and, in the process, developing more effective organizational and personal resources and skill.

At an individual level, the negative effects of stress are various: loss of creativity and effectiveness, loss of work motivation and pleasure, and various psychological and physical complaints.

For organizations, the effects of high levels of stress are just as concerning:
lower productivity and poorer quality
failing communication and conflict
high turnover of well-qualified employees
high costs of sick leave and work disability
negative public relations.

Stress is a valuable indicator of individual and organizational health and well being. This book outlines a 7-stage project management approach to stress which identifies both personal and organizational sources of stress and examines the different ways in which individuals characteristically react, whilst an extensive Addendum offers a range of positive interventions.

This book is intended as a textbook for HR professionals, consultants and line managers as well as individual employees interested in tackling stress in the workplace. The highly structured approach and the frequent use of Self-Assessment Questionnaires and Points for Reflection make this book a valuable teaching and self-learning tool.Above all, it is a practical guide to the problems of workplace stress.

Organisational Behaviour For Dummies (Paperback, New): Cary Cooper, Sheena Johnson, Lynn Holdsworth Organisational Behaviour For Dummies (Paperback, New)
Cary Cooper, Sheena Johnson, Lynn Holdsworth 1
R474 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R125 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Your plain-English introduction to organisational behaviour

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. Whether you're studying OB, or you just want a better understanding of people at work, "Organisational Behaviour For Dummies" gives you all the essentials for understanding this fascinating subject.

Inside you'll find out about personality and individual differences, teams and groups, personnel selection and assessment, and health and well-being at work. You'll also find out how leaders lead, how motivators motivate, and how the modern workplace is changing and evolving.An easy-to-read introduction to organisational behaviour for business, management, and organisational psychology studentsA useful reference for managersA fascinating look at behaviour in the modern workplace

Whether you're a student of organisational behaviour, a manager, or a lifelong learner with an interest in human behaviour and psychology in the workplace, "Organisational Behaviour For Dummies" has you covered.

The Science of Occupational Health - Stress, Psychobiology, and the New World of Work (Paperback): Ulf Lundberg, Cary Cooper The Science of Occupational Health - Stress, Psychobiology, and the New World of Work (Paperback)
Ulf Lundberg, Cary Cooper; Foreword by Michael Marmot
R1,082 R1,027 Discovery Miles 10 270 Save R55 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Science of Occupational Health is an evidence-based resource for all members of the health care team working with those affected by work-based stress. The authors offer a unique psychobiological perspective, discussing the modern workplace as a cause of stimulation and well-being, as well as of distress and illness. They provide a rigorous but highly accessible scientific account of the effects that stress has on mind and body, with key chapters on 'Responses to Stress', 'Stress-Related Health Problems', and 'Stress Hormones at Work'.

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2001 (Hardcover, Volume 16): Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2001 (Hardcover, Volume 16)
Cary Cooper, Ivan T. Robertson
R6,038 R5,354 Discovery Miles 53 540 Save R684 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the sixteenth in the most prestigious series of annual volumes in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The series provides authoritative and integrative reviews of the key literature of industrial psychology and organizational behaviour. The chapters are written by established experts and the topics are carefully chosen to reflect the major concerns in the research literature and in current practice.
This sixteenth volume continues to provide coverage of emergent issues such as: Age and Work Behaviour; Organizational Attraction and Job Choice; The Psychology of Strategic Management, Vacations and Other Respites; Cross-Cultural Industrial/Organisational Psychology; International Uses of Selection Methods; Domestic and International Relocation for Work; Understanding the Assessment Centre Process. Each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical survey of a chosen topic, and each is supported by a valuable bibliography. For advanced students and managers this remains the most authoritative and current guide to developments and established knowledge in the field of industrial and organizatonal psychology.

Boards That Dare - How to Future-proof Today's Corporate Boards (Hardcover): Marc Stigter, Cary Cooper Boards That Dare - How to Future-proof Today's Corporate Boards (Hardcover)
Marc Stigter, Cary Cooper 1
R812 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R279 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In today's VUCA world, change is constant - cause-and-effect thinking at executive level will no longer move the needle, and so boards need to become more proactive, collaborative and daring in their approach to organizational strategy. While many boards across the globe continue to direct their companies and interpret their own strategic role based on 20th century models, these outdated methods place severe restrictions on how well a business can perform, or even survive at all, in a modern world. Boards That Dare explores how organizations can create boards that have the strategic capability, the desire and the sheer guts to identify and deliver successful strategic change in a fast-moving and disruptive environment. The book explores: - what the 'ideal' board looks like; - how boards can engage in high-value dialogue and decision-making; - how to improve a board's cognitive understanding to unlock essential insights about their environment; and - the growing need for boards to make difficult strategic decisions. Based on the authors' first-hand experiences, as well as their own research and interviews with board members and chairs of international private, public and not-for-profit organizations, this highly practical and accessible book delivers the necessary answers as to how boards can and should contribute to organizational strategy.

Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology (Paperback): Cary Cooper Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology (Paperback)
Cary Cooper
R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of employees, workplaces, and organizations. Each volume focuses on a particular topic and consists of chapters contributed by international experts, with an introductory overview written by the editors, who are leading figures in their areas. For the first time, this book offers a comprehensive new collection which gathers together some of the most influential chapters from the series into one volume, providing an essential overview of the hottest topics in work and organizational psychology. Including 24 chapters by many of the leading researchers in the field, the book is split into two parts; the individual in the workplace, and how individuals are organized at work. Topics such as burnout, recruitment, well-being and organizational change are covered, as well as research on emerging topics such as flow, humor, i-deals, and socialization. With an introduction and conclusion by Professor Sir Cary Cooper, this is the ideal companion for any student or practitioner looking for an insightful overview of the most researched topics in work and organizational psychology.

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