Alex Haslam has thoroughly revised and updated his ground-breaking original text with this new edition. While still retaining the highly readable and engaging style of the best-selling First Edition, the author presents extensive reviews and critiques of major topics in organizational psychology - including leadership, motivation, communication, decision making, negotiation, power, productivity and collective action - in this thoroughly revised edition.

New to the Second Edition:

An entirely new chapter on organizational stress which deals with highly topical issues of stress appraisal, social support, coping and burnout.; New, wider textbook format and design making the entire book much more accessible for students.; A wide range of pedagogical features are included - suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and comprehensive glossaries of social identity, social psychological and organizational terms

Group Productivity and Performance

Group productivity and performance

Most business decisions are already far beyond the capability of single minds and single individuals. Business … is increasingly a collective operation in which the ability to play as a team member, to listen, to build on the ideas of others and to make two and two equal five rather than three and a half is the key to success.

The above statement by John Harvey-Jones – well-known business commentator and former industry chief – is taken from The Penguin Book of Business Wisdom (Dando-Collins, 1998, p. 61). Although it is indexed under the heading ‘decision making’, the statement is broadly relevant to business operations as a whole. This is because it raises a series of questions about the ...

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