Antisocial Behavior in Organizations

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Robert A. Giacalone, Jerald Greenberg
SAGE, 1997 - Business & Economics - 203 pages
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An understanding of the various forms of antisocial behaviour in the workplace, and how these can be identified, managed and prevented, is provided in this volume. Topics discussed include: the role of frustration in antisocial behaviour, revenge, aggression, lying, theft and sabotage. Whistle-blowing and litigation, two forms of behaviour that may be considered antisocial, although their stated goal may be prosocial, are also covered. The book concludes with a chapter that makes connections between antisocial behaviour and the organizational climate.
 

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The book covers various aspects of antisocial behaviour of employees, reasons for employee frustration and so on so forth. There is other side of the storey.Even management policies are anti employees.Employees are motivated by threats,allurements ,false promises and by treeorism. One of the organisations was facing the problem of high turnover of employees. A press repoprter enquired from the CEO whether the turnover was due to pull factor
( competitors offering better package) or push factor ( creating such a situation in the organisation that employees are compelled to leave the job) the excecutive replied it is the push factor and not the pull factor.There are executives who manage by deceit,threats,falls promises.All these are antisocial behaviour on the part of management team of organisation.This aspects need to be highlighted.
 

Contents

Cognitive and Social Dynamics
18
Aggression in the Workplace
37
Theory Research
68
Managing the Social
85
Toward a PractitionerScholar
109
WhistleBlowing as Antisocial Behavior
130
Organizational Culture and Employee
172
Index
185
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Robert Giacalone and Paul Rosenfeld both teach at the University of Virginia, Richmond. Catherine Riordan teaches Management Systems at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Jerald Greenberg is Abramowitz Professor of Business Ethics at The Ohio State University. His most recent publication is the seventh edition of "Behavior in Organizations." Russell Cropanzano is Associate Professor and Industrial/Organizational Section Coordinator in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University.

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