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Cases in Organizational Behaviour
Perspectives from the New-Gen Workplace

  • Mathew J. Manimala - Former Professor and Chairperson, OB-HRM Area, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore
  • V. Vijaya - Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
  • Ajit Chakravarti - Chairman and Founder Director, Mindware Management Services Pvt. Ltd.


© 2019 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

New-gen organizations are different in their design, structure, culture and processes; new-gen employees are different in their attitudes, aspirations and behaviour—they need to be managed differently.

With the development of new-gen organizations and the emergence of new-gen professionals, there is a need to document the behavioural issues and concerns of these workplaces. Cases in Organizational Behaviour presents 120 cases from the new-gen workplace that provide the readers insights into ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ facets of the corporate lives of new-gen professionals. Based on real-life work experiences of corporate executives working with indigenous or multinational organizations operating in India, these cases address a variety of issues faced by professionals in new-gen organizations and their behavioural implications at the workplace.

Key Features

• 120 cases, classified under 10 major sub-themes of organizational behaviour (OB), covering as many as 18 professional sectors

• Ideal for educating and training students aspiring to be part of new-gen organizations and employees already working with them

• A general introduction along with abstracts and discussion questions for each case, to assist instructors and participants
 
Foreword by Pradip N. Khandwalla
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Part I : Organizational Behaviour: Concepts, Methods and the Importance of Case-based Teaching and Learning
 
Introduction: OB as a Discipline
 
The Cases and the Subthemes: An Overview of the Concepts and Issues
 
PART II: Abstracts, Cases and Questions
 
Theme I: Personality
 
1.1 Case: Turbulence of the Taciturn
 
1.2 Case: Speed Thrills but Kills
 
1.3 Case: The Boss and the Beautiful
 
1.4 Case: The Frightened Soul
 
1.5 Case: Friendly Fire
 
1.6 Case: Taming the Workhorse
 
1.7 Case: The Greener Pasture
 
1.8 Case: A Quarrelsome Triad
 
1.9 Case: The Litmus Test
 
1.10 Case: Incorrigible Jack
 
1.11 Case: The Thorny Rose
 
1.12 Case: The Silent Revolt
 
Theme II: Perception and Communication
 
2.1 Case: Heart to Heart!
 
2.2 Case: Unfair Appraisal
 
2.3 Case: Disastrous Delegation
 
2.4 Case: Survival of the Unfit
 
2.5 Case: The Broken Promise
 
2.6 Case: Crash of the High Flyer
 
2.7 Case: The Step into Quicksand
 
2.8 Case: The Tyranny of the New Boss
 
2.9 Case: A Perplexing Situation
 
2.10 Case: In Search of a Mentor
 
Theme III: Attitudes and Values
 
3.1 Case: In the Name of Recognition
 
3.2 Case: Pursuit of Personal Goals
 
3.3 Case: The Bad Apple
 
3.4 Case: The Playboy
 
3.5 Case: Value for Whom?
 
3.6 Case: To Be Or Not To Be?
 
3.7 Case: Rusted Iron
 
3.8 Case: A Hobson’s Choice
 
3.9 Case: The Diligent New Entrant
 
3.10 Case: Mending Fences
 
3.11 Case: Gripped by Fear
 
3.12 Case: Troubles Galore
 
3.13 Case: Times Have Changed
 
Theme IV: Leadership
 
4.1 Case: Back to Square One
 
4.2 Case: ‘Dev, the Devil’
 
4.3 Case: Could There Be a Silver Lining?
 
4.4 Case: The Great Let Down
 
4.5 Case: Protector or Predator
 
4.6 Case: The New Manager with a New Style
 
4.7 Case: An Imbroglio
 
4.8 Case: The Aftermath
 
4.9 Case: All Is Well That Ends Well?
 
4.10 Case: A Battle for Survival
 
4.11 Case: A Team in Disarray
 
4.12 Case: Wielding the Stick
 
4.13 Case: Walking the Tight Rope
 
Theme V: Power and Politics
 
5.1 Case: Games Managers Play
 
5.2 Case: The American Dream
 
5.3 Case: The Rat Race
 
5.4 Case: The Unresponsive Boss
 
5.5 Case: Unrewarded Performers
 
5.6 Case: The Boss of Lies
 
5.7 Case: Blow Your Trumpet
 
5.8 Case: Good Work, Bad Luck
 
5.9 Case: Algorithm for Career Success
 
5.10 Case: Confronting the Corrupt
 
5.11 Case: The Partisan Politics
 
5.12 Case: The Fading Melody
 
Theme VI: Jobs and Roles
 
6.1 Case: Victim of Friendship
 
6.2 Case: Perils of Performance
 
6.3 Case: Doing More with Less
 
6.4 Case: Collegial Boss
 
6.5 Case: Fickle Fortune
 
6.6 Case: Achiever’s Curse
 
6.7 Case: Appraisal Blues
 
6.8 Case: Etch Or Erase
 
6.9 Case: Square Peg in a Round Hole
 
6.10 Case: Misfit for the New Role
 
6.11 Case: Shocks at Shock Electricals
 
6.12 Case: Double Trouble
 
6.13 Case: Siya’s Predicament
 
Theme VII: Conflict and Collaboration
 
7.1 Case: Management of Convenience
 
7.2 Case: Two Sides of the Coin
 
7.3 Case: Stealing Credits
 
7.4 Case: No Respite In Sight
 
7.5 Case: At the Crossroads
 
7.6 Case: A Tough Call
 
7.7 Case: No Way Out
 
7.8 Case: Saga of the Merged Team
 
7.9 Case: Deep in Quandary
 
7.10 Case: Irreconcilable Differences
 
Theme VIII: Group and Team Dynamics
 
8.1 Case: The Wolf and the Lamb
 
8.2 Case: The Boss’s Favourite!
 
8.3 Case: The Fun Team
 
8.4 Case: Trekking with the Team
 
8.5 Case: A Tall Man in Lilliput
 
8.6 Case: The Blame Game!
 
8.7 Case: Instant Stars
 
8.8 Case: The Silent Rebellion
 
8.9 Case: Different Rules for Different People
 
8.10 Case: An Unpleasant Episode
 
8.11 Case: Heydays Bygone!
 
8.12 Case: Musical Chair
 
Theme IX: Culture and Diversity
 
9.1 Case: In the Name of Protection
 
9.2 Case: On the Horns of a Dilemma
 
9.3 Case: In Search of a Rescue Plan
 
9.4 Case: Colliding Cultures
 
9.5 Case: Silence of the Lamb
 
9.6 Case: Birds of the Same Feather
 
9.7 Case: Sense and Sensitivity
 
9.8 Case: The Unchanging Season
 
9.9 Case: Different Strokes for Different Folks
 
9.10 Case: Pursuit of Passion
 
9.11 Case: Nowhere to Escape
 
9.12 Case: The Achievement Problem
 
9.13 Case: Volks Services Company
 
Theme X: Managing Change
 
10.1 Case: A Tough Battle
 
10.2 Case: Skeptics and Converts
 
10.3 Case: Time for Change
 
10.4 Case: Client Is King
 
10.5 Case: Thorn in the Flesh
 
10.6 Case: You Can’t Have the Cake and Eat It Too
 
10.7 Case: Metrics and Standards of Quality
 
10.8 Case: Heads I Win,Tails You Lose
 
10.9 Case: The Fading Spark
 
10.10 Case: The Erratic Entrepreneur
 
10.11 Case: Great Expectations
 
10.12 Case: The Lingering Doubt
 
Theme Index
 
Case Index
 
Subject Index

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