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  • Organisational behaviour - a contemporary South African perspective 4/e
  • Werner A (Editor), Bagraim J, Cunningham P, Potgieter T, Viedge C
  • ISBN: 9780627034176
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627034817
  • 476 Pages | Published: 2016

Organisations are essentially social entities whose effectiveness depends on the contribution and affective commitment of people. Successful organisations do not develop by chance, but are rather the result of carefully planned interventions into their structure, leadership and management orientations, culture, processes and behaviours. Organisational behaviour: a contemporary South African perspective provides a solid and scientific foundation for understanding, predicting, evaluating and managing individual and group behaviour in organisations.


Organisational behaviour explores the expectations that organisations and employees have of each other. It addresses contemporary issues related to business ethics, systems psychodynamics, engagement, performance excellence, changing communication technology, transformational and authentic leadership, diversity and globalisation. It contains encounters, discussion questions, practical exercises and case studies to stimulate self-study, debate and reflective thinking. Updated lecturer support material is also available.


Organisational behaviour is aimed at aspiring as well as established managers and business owners, irrespective of their field.



Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 An introduction to organisational behaviour

Chapter 2 Organisational culture

Part  2 The individual

Chapter 3 Individual diversity in the workplace

Chapter 4 Motivation and engagement of the South African workforce 

Chapter 5 Performance management

Part  3 Groups, teams and the organisation

Chapter 6 Groups and teams

Chapter 7 Communication in the information age

Chapter 8 Wellness and stress

Chapter 9 Power, empowerment and influence 

Chapter 10 Managing conflict

Chapter 11 Decision making

Chapter 12 Leadership and followership 

Chapter 13 Organisational change and innovation



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