Antisocial Behavior in Organizations

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Robert A. Giacalone, Jerald Greenberg
SAGE, 1997 - Business & Economics - 203 pages
This intriguing new volume provides an understanding of the various forms of antisocial behavior in the workplace and how they can be identified and managed--if not prevented altogether. Antisocial Behavior in Organizations includes analysis of the role of frustration in antisocial behavior, and discusses issues such as employee revenge, aggression, lying, theft, and sabotage. Whistle blowing, litigation, and claiming are also explored as types of behavior that may be considered antisocial even though their stated goal is perhaps prosocial. The book concludes by making connections between antisocial behavior and organizational climate--addressing the need for modification in the workplace to reduce antisocial behavior. Academics, students, and practitioners in the fields of management, industrial/organizational psychology, sociology, social psychology, legal studies and criminal justice will appreciate this collection of original essays written by well-respected experts.
 

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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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