The management of organizational behavior is a critically important source of competitive advantage in today’s organizations. Every organization’s members share a constellation of skills, abilities, and motivations that differentiates it from every other firm. To gain advantage, managers must be able to capitalize on these individual differences as jobs are designed, teams are formed, work is structured, and change is facilitated. This textbook, now in its second edition, provides its readers with the basic knowledge required to succeed as managers under these circumstances.
In this book, John Wagner and John Hollenbeck make the key connection between theory and practice to help students excel as managers charged with the task of securing competitive advantage. Managerial models introduced in this textbook are based in many instances on hundreds of research studies and decades of management practice. Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage is written to motivate exceptional student performance and contribute to lasting managerial success.