The introductory section of Colquitt contains two chapters not found in the beginning of other books: Job Performance and Organizational Commitment. Why is this important? Being good at one's job and wanting to stay with one's employer are critical concerns for employees and managers alike. This book takes a unique approach by highlighting the concepts of performance and commitment at the beginning of the book. After describing these topics in detail, every remaining chapter in the book concludes by linking that chapter's major topic to performance and commitment. Using this approach, students can better appreciate the practical relevance of organizational behavior concepts.
Table of Contents
Part 1: What is Organizational Behavior? Ch. 1: What is Organizational Behavior? Ch. 2: Job Performance Ch. 3: Organizational Commitment Part 2: Individual Mechanisms Ch. 4: Job Satisfaction Ch. 5: Stress Ch. 6: Motivation Ch. 7: Trust, Justice and Ethics Ch. 8: Learning and Decision Making Part 3: Individual Characteristics Ch. 9: Personality and Cultural Values Ch. 10: Ability Part 4: Group Mechanisms Ch. 11: Teams: Characteristics and Diversity Ch. 12: Teams: Processes and Communication Ch. 13: Leadership: Power and Negotiation Ch. 14: Leadership: Traits, Styles and Behaviors Part 5: Organizational Mechanisms Ch. 15: Organizational Structure Ch. 16: Organizational Culture