Theory and Practice of Leadership and Change
An integration of material in an applied-management book with the material in a theoretical organizational behvior textbook reflecting theory and practice of managing change in organizations.
MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSITY IN MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Discusses the concept of corporate culture and rise of multinationals. The inevitability of conflict caused by people of different backgrounds and cultures working rogether. Culture and standards of behavior. Diversity programs and how they can be used to minimize employee conflicts. Unique problems encountered by employees working overseas; selection process of expatriates.
THE UNITED STATES AS A MULTICULTURAL NATION.
Discusses need for education in the diversity of values. Demographic shift in U.S. From a society dominated by whites rooted in Western culture to a global society with a variety of racial and ethnic minorities. Challenges of diversity to educational system and businesses and the workforce. Growth of diversity programs.
Groups and Teams
This paper provides a discussion of how best to develop high performing work teams or groups. The discussion focuses on strategies related to work team demographics and cultural diversity.
This paper discusses workplace diversity, its trends, and how it benefits organizations.
MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Considers organizational culture, including a definition and its importance to organizations, strong/weak organizational cultures, how culture can be managed, and posits that actively managing culture is good for organizations.
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN BUSINESS
Discussion of creativity and innovation in business, including the differences between creativity and innovation, and how creative people can be nurtured and developed. The importance of creative people to a business.
Dviersity in the Workplace
An overview of the professional research related to leadership and developing a diverse organization, covering the systems and processes the leader needs to develop in the workplace as well as the personal competencies leaders must develop in order to successfully manage diversity.
MASCULINE VALUES IN ORGANIZATIONS.
Gender equity issues. Impact of more women in organizations. Historical impact of organizations founded by and for men. Challenge for managers.