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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.

Occupational Stress: Toward a More Integrated Framework
Occupational stress: Toward a more integrated framework

Although the stressors and strain approach has become the dominant theme in the occupational stress literature, a growing body of empirical evidence has called this approach into question. Additionally, limitations with many of the process theories of occupational stress prevent them from being fully integrated into the mainstream literature on work and organizational psychology. In this chapter we argue that these limitations can be addressed by adopting an organizational health framework. According to this framework, it is important to focus simultaneously on employee well-being and organizational performance. It is argued that these are determined by a combination of individual (e.g., personality and coping) and organizational (e.g., organizational climate and work experiences) characteristics. ...

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