The Social Psychology of Organizations
Analyzes the essential problems of human organizations--the motivation to work, the resolution of conflict, the exercise of leadership, and the creation of organizational change. Examines the relations between organizations and their environments, the effect of organizational demands and opportunities on individual health, and the experimental development of organizational alternatives to conventional bureaucratic structure. Applies theoretical principles to concrete organizational problems, illustrating with research findings.
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Theoretical Approach 1 Point of Departure
Organizations and the System Concept
Defining Characteristics of Social Organizations
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activities administrative basic behavior boundary bureaucratic characteristics communication concept conflict coordination criteria decisions differentiation direct division of labor dynamic efficiency emphasis employees energy environment environmental equifinality example experimental experiments external factors feedback focal person formal ganizational goals groupthink hierarchical human important increase individual industrial influence input interaction internal involved job enlargement job enrichment job satisfaction Kalmar labor labor unions leaders leadership maintenance managerial maximization measures ment Moreover motivation needs norms open system operations organiza organization organizational behavior organizational change organizational structure organizational theory outcomes output pattern percent performance political position problems production psychological rational-legal authority relations relationships requirements response rewards role conflict role expectations role-sending role-set rules social systems society specific subsystems supersystem supervisors system theory T-group task theory tion tional tive types units values variables vidual workers