Within the past few years, Wal-Mart has ventured into the market of China. Struggling to gain ground against its competitors, the company has started the process of changing their management strategy. Greg Foran was recently appointed chief executive of Wal-Mart China, despite his lack of experience in the Chinese market. According to the article, analysts believe that Wal-Mart has intentions of conducting business according to western practices and with this new management approach they will have a closer connection with their headquarters.
Chapter 1 - Needed: people-centered managers and workplaces. After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Contrast McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y assumptions about employees; contrast human and social capital and describe three ways you can develop each; explain the impact of the positive psychology movement on the field of organizational behavior (OB); define the term e-business, and explain its implications for organizational behavior and managing people;...
Chapter 6 - Motivation I: Needs, job design, and satisfaction. After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Discuss the integrated model of motivation, contrast Maslow’s and McClelland’s need theories, describe three conceptually different approaches to job design,...
Chapter 7 - Motivation II: Equity, expectancy, and goal setting. After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Discuss the role of perceived inequity in employee motivation, describe the practical lessons derived from equity theory, explain Vroom’s expectancy theory, describe the practical implications of expectancy theory,...
(BQ) Part 1 book "Organizational behavior and management" has contents: Effective managers understand organizational behavior, international and organizational culture, individual differences at work, perceptions and attributions, evaluation and rewards influence behavior,...and other contents.
This study sets out to examine whether employee web usage patterns, attitudes toward web usage in the workplace, and organizational policies are more similar (convergence thesis) or less similar (divergence thesis) in three countries
When conditions within a country or sector do not
yet allow other approaches to be used.
As has been noted in the section on the Sector
Programme approach and Budgetary Aid, certain
conditions need to be met before either of these
two approaches/tools can be effectively used. In the
meantime, projects will continue to be an aid
delivery option as long as they can demonstrate
that they support the delivery of sustainable
benefits and do not impact negatively on local
In this chapter, we will address the following questions: Since change is always with us, what should I understand about it? How are employees threatened by change, and how can I help them adjust? What are the uses of OD, and how effective is it? What do I need to know to encourage innovation?
Chapter 1 - Organizational behavior: The questfor people-centered organizationsand ethical conduct. The learning objectives for this chapter include: Define the term organizational behavior, and contrast McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y assumptions about employees; contrast human and social capital and describe three ways you can develop each; explain the impact of the positive psychology movement on the field of organizational behavior (OB); define the term e-business, and explain its implications for organizational behavior and managing people
More effective management of human
resources (HR) increasingly is being
seen as positively affecting performance
in organizations, both large and
A joint venture between General
Electric and a Japanese company, GE
Fanuc is a manufacturer of factory
automation and control products.
Headquartered in Virginia with 1,500
employees, the HR department primarily
performed administrative support
This is a business improvement book for everyone. Whether you are a small business, large
company, head of a division, run a department or are an individual employee who simply wants
better results, this book is for you.
We're all feeling the effects of the recession and generalized economic malaise that has gripped
our country and the world. The need now is to operate more effectively in a more competitive
environment with fewer customers. The business improvement methodologies you need to be
more successful are contained here in this book....
Human resource management - function of
attracting, developing, and retaining enough
qualified employees to perform the activities
necessary to accomplish organizational
objectives. Three main objectives:1) Providing qualified, well-trained
employees for the organization.
2) Maximizing employee effectiveness in
This chapter addresses the concept and importance of interpersonal trust through the use of the Internet in an organizational setting. In particular, personal Web usage is explored by examining employee interpersonal trust.
The Port Authority would likely benefit from a meaningful organizational redesign to focus on
its strategic business units and cost saving shared services functions. To be successful,
entrusted appointed senior leadership needs effective command and control to manage change
and drive accountability throughout the organization.
Dignity at Work
Human dignity, the ability to establish a sense of self-worth and selfrespect and to enjoy the respect of others, is necessary for a fully realized life. Working with dignity is a fundamental part of achieving a life well-lived, yet the workplace often poses challenging obstacles because of mismanagement or managerial abuse. Defending dignity and realizing self-respect through work are key to workers’ well-being. Insuring the dignity of employees is equally important for organizations as they attempt to make effective use of their human capital.
Chapter 14 - Managing employee attitudes and well-being. In this chapter students will be able to: Describe the effect of emotions and attitudes on employee behavior; identify four ways in which employees respond to job dissatisfied; explain how job satisfaction relates to customer service and satisfaction; distinguish organizational commitment from continuance commitment, including their effects on employee behavior;…
This study guide provides an overview of the most important topics and current debates covered in Human
Resource Management (HRM) field at undergraduate level. Its aim is to help students in their
understanding of what HRM is, how it functions in organizational settings, why people are important as
organizational resources and how this resource can be effectively managed in the 21st Century.
The guide concentrates on the basics of organisational behaviour and Human Resource Management.
No matter which way they turn, organizations are increasingly expected to find
better and faster ways of responding to the change challenges presented by the
revolution in information technology, increased globalization, smarter customers,
and a constantly changing employee base.
Effective employee communication depends on the establishment of a positive organizational culture, through clear communication policies, programs, and assistance with organizational change. Employee communication will help employees become well-informed about their organizations and encourage them to express their views to management. The topics discussed in this chapter are employment communication. On completion of this chapter students will know how to prepare a résumé, write a cover letter, prepare for an interview.