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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.

Organizational Development and Change
Organizational development and change

The introduction concerns the historical evolution of theory, methods, and intervention techniques in organizational development (OD), considered as a part of those disciplines directed toward using behavioral science knowledge to assist organizations in dealing with the problems of change. On the basis of the fundamental questions that the researchers seek to answer from the early studies in 1960s up to 2000, the main findings on OD are presented starting from the traditional action research approach, which remains one of the common methods widely used in organizations research, to the learning organizations approach. The dimensions of organizational change (structures, processes, boundaries) are examined in the light of the most recent literature. An attempt to define future perspectives on OD ...

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