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Group Dynamics and Organizational Culture : Effective Work Groups and Organizations

Author: Athena Xenikou; Adrian Furnham
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides the rationale, tools and methodology to build a company culture based on the free expression of gratitude and reveals remarkably effective ways for leaders to build a culture in which each individual employee possesses: courage to make important decisions; willingness to take initiative; trust in the organization and fellow employees.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Athena Xenikou; Adrian Furnham
ISBN: 9781403987334 1403987335
OCLC Number: 826445706
Description: xii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the psychology of work groups and organizations --
Part I: Group processes and outcomes --
Performance and decision-making in work groups --
Conflict and negotiation in groups at work --
Group creativity and innovation --
Part II: The larger organization --
The concept of organizational culture --
Leadership and organizational culture --
Organizational culture and performance --
Organizational change.
Responsibility: Athena Xenikou, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Air Force Academy, Greece, Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology, University College London, UK.

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