There has been revolutionary changes in the field of management from the period of F.W. Taylor -"The Father of Scientific Management" to the peiod of Peter Drucker - "The Father of Modern Management". The world has changed, is changing and will continue to change.
Besides reengineering and globalisation, organisations today emphasise technology, leadership and change management. One thig that hasn't changed, though and never will, is the importance of good management. Organisations can't survive for long without it. Well managed copanies are competitive because their workforces are smart, better trained, more motivated and more committed. Furthermore, good management leads to satisfied employees, who in turn, provide better service to customers, and thereby improving customer satisfation. Finally, companies that practice good management consistently have greater revenue and profits than companies that don't.
Organisational behaviour - the study of human behaviour, attitudes and performance in organisations -provide value addition to the knowledge of individuals and teams at all levels of the organisation. The study and practice known as organisational behaviour goes beyond the integration and application of behavioural science to work situations. It is an emerging field in which many questions and opportunities for improvement remain.
This book is organised into five units comprising eleven chapters in total. Units I and II deal with "Principles of Management" and units III, IV and V deal with "Organisational Behaviour". Each chapter has review questions, discussion questions and a chapter case. Case analysis, case illustrations and case exercises, glossary and subject index are value additions to the book.
This book primarily focuses on the syllabus of the subject titled "Management and Organisational Behaviour" for the 1st semester students of MBA program of Osmania University - Telangana State and provides the basic knowledge of "Management" and "Organisational Behaviour" which is essential for students of any management program.
Unit I : Management Concepts
1. Management - An overview
2. The Organising Process
Unit II : Planning and Decision Making
3. Managerial Decision Making
4. The Planning Process
Unit III : Individual in The Organisation
5. Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
6. Foundations of Individual Behaviour
7. Motivation and Behavioural Processes
Unit IV : Groups in The Organisation
8. foundations of Group Behaviour
9. Leadership in Organisations
Unit V : Manageing In Dynamic Environment
10. Organisational Design and Culture
11. Managing Organisational Change and Development