The second volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology looks in detail at how teams and individuals function and perform. It covers motivation and organizational socialisation as well as the latest research into diversity and organizational culture in the workplace. Chapter topics include goal setting, employee development, team design and trust at work. Volume II is a key resource for anyone working in or studying organizational psychology.

Chapter 17: Management Interventions

Management Interventions

Management Interventions
Robert Cardy T. T. Selvarajan


In the previous Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology, we defined management interventions as planned changes in the work setting designed to change the behavior of organizational members and lead to desirable organizational outcomes (Porras & Silvers, 1991). We maintain this definition for this update of the chapter on management interventions. For purposes of this chapter, we also maintain our previous limits of exploring interventions since the Industrial Revolution and focusing on those that are meant to work through people. We also restrict coverage here to interventions that we view as widely practiced or having had a major influence on management thinking and practice. We hope that the boundaries ...

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