Rahim's systematic approach to conflict management identifies five styles of handling conflict (integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising). These styles may be used in the course of an intervention, a technique that enables managers to minimize affective conflict while attaining and maintaining a moderate amount of substantive conflict at the individual, group, and intergroup levels. Rahim's book will be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners in management, organizational psychology, human resources management, and communication.
The editors and their contributors start from the premise that organizations are emotional places, that they use emotions to motivate employees to perform and customers to buy. Using quantitative as well as qualitative methods, and theoretical as well as methodological approaches, they show how events in organizations create emotions--how it is that we come to experience a sense of satisfaction or outrage. They explore how our sense of organizational identity is connected to how we feel; how rules about the display of emotions act as organizing forces within organizations, creating organizational structure and shaping behavior; how emotions can harm employees, how they react to pressures to feel, and how emotions are essential to inspirational leadership. Not just for theoreticians and academicians, the volume is also a rich source of advice for organizational management and for those who wish to influence how management is practiced.
More than merely a how-to book, this work places an equal emphasis on the concepts behind competence-based strategy. The author offers the reader multiple perspectives on the background of competence-based strategy, the relationship between strategic management and the development of core competencies, and the application of competence-based strategy to praxis. He provides the tools necessary to identify, analyze, and develop the competencies of a firm, and in so doing performs a valuable service for practitioners and researchers.
Using a balanced approach to analyze modern organizations' managerial expectations and individual/citizen expectations and demands, the book presents a succinct analysis of theoretical and conceptual perspectives on modern organizations, their management, and their interactions with other organizations in an environment that is becoming increasingly global and integrated worldwide. Although all organizations are covered, the emphasis is placed mainly on public organizations. The book also addresses key issues of organizational change, reform, and reorganization of governments in both theoretical and empirical ways. A key text and handbook for scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners of public administration and the management of nonprofit organizations.