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Work in the 21st century requires new understanding in organizational behaviour; how individuals interact together to get work done. This volume brings together research on essential topics such as motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, compensation, organizational justice, communication, intra- and inter-team functioning, judgement and decision-making, organizational development and change. Psychological insights are offered on management interventions, organizational theory, organizational productivity, organizational culture and climate, strategic management, stress, and job loss and unemployment.

The Human Team: Basic Motivations and Innovations
The human team: Basic motivations and innovations

Human beings have always lived, loved, and worked in groups, and understanding the fundamental motivation to belong in groups, and associated emotions of people in groups, it is argued, is essential for understanding work teams in modern organizations. Structures, objectives, and processes are influenced by members' anxieties, guilts, jealousies, altruism, trust, and satisfaction. The link between these motivations and emotions and team exploration (creativity and innovation) is examined. Pressure to produce and a sense of internal group safety are major and positive influences on teams' capacity to innovate.

Introduction

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