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WORK PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION

EBOOK BY SUTTON, ANNA;
ISBN
9781137302311
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PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
 
 
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FORMAT
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PAGES
260 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
21 SEP 2014

DESCRIPTION

How do managers at successful organisations such as Google motivate their people? What's the best way to lead your team to high performance? What are peak experiences and how can you find them at work?Business is about people: for organisations to thrive, managers need to know how to identify and develop the right people, and how to communicate with, lead and motivate them. Work Psychology in Action introduces key psychological concepts and demonstrates how they come into play in the real world of work, while providing you with an awareness of how business priorities inform and underpin applied psychology. It combines summaries of important research studies with an exploration of topics from different international perspectives to give you a deeper appreciation of how psychology develops and is used around the business world. The book takes a practical, problem-solving approach to understanding the role of psychology in the workplace and focuses on employability skills that will benefit you in your future career. Key features: * Fad or Fact? debates highlight recent management tools and interventions and assess their evidence base. * Psychological Toolkit boxes enable you to use what you have learnt to enhance your own employability and work life. * A section dedicated to cutting-edge psychology, including consumer and financial psychology and research methods.Lecturers can visit www.palgrave.com/companion/sutton-work-psychology for teaching materials to support their course.

CONTENTS

About This Book PART I: BUSINESS IS ABOUT PEOPLE 1. What is Work Psychology? 2. Finding and Measuring Talent 3. Developing and Retaining Talent 4. Motivating People 5. Communicating Effectively 6. Building Effective Teams 7. Leadership: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly PART II: SURVIVING AND THRIVING AT WORK 8. More Than Just Survival - Managing Change 9. Stress and Well-being at Work 10. Positive Psychology at Work PART III: CUTTING EDGE PSYCHOLOGY 11.Contemporary Topics in Work Psychology 12. The Realities of Research in Business Psychology Glossary