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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture

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Author/Editor(s): Benjamin Schneider, Karen Barbera
Publication Date: June 4, 2014
ISBN-10: 0199860718
ISBN-13: 978-0199860715
Language: English
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Size: 5.88 MB
Format: pdf

Book Description

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture presents the breadth of topics from Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior through the lenses of organizational climate and culture. The Handbook reveals in great detail how in both research and practice climate and culture reciprocally influence each other. The details reveal the many practices that organizations use to acquire, develop, manage, motivate, lead, and treat employees both at home and in the multinational settings that characterize contemporary organizations. Chapter authors are both expert in their fields of research and also represent current climate and culture practice in five national and international companies (3M, McDonald's, the Mayo Clinic, PepsiCo and Tata). In addition, new approaches to the collection and analysis of climate and culture data are presented as well as new thinking about organizational change from an integrated climate and culture paradigm.

No other compendium integrates climate and culture thinking like this Handbook does and no other compendium presents both an up-to-date review of the theory and research on the many facets of climate and culture as well as contemporary practice. The Handbook takes a climate and culture vantage point on micro approaches to human issues at work (recruitment and hiring, training and performance management, motivation and fairness) as well as organizational processes (teams, leadership, careers, communication), and it also explicates the fact that these are lodged within firms that function in larger national and international contexts.

About the Author

Benjamin Schneider is Senior Research Fellow at CEB’s Workforce Surveys and Analytics, and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Maryland. Ben moved to CEB in 2003 after retiring from Maryland where, for many years he was the head of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. Dr. Schneider holds a PhD in psychology (University of Maryland, 1967) and an MBA (C.U.N.Y., 1964). His academic accomplishments include more than 175 professional journal articles and book chapters along with 12 books, including this Handbook. Dr. Schneider’s research and consulting concern service quality, organizational climate and culture, employee engagement, staffing, and the role of manager personality in organizational life. Dr. Schneider has won numerous awards for his research including distinguished research contributions awards from the Organizational Behavior as well as the Human Resource Management divisions of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Services Interest Group of the American Marketing Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Karen M. Barbera is the Practice Manager of CEB’s Workforce Surveys and Analytics and has 20 years experience consulting with some of the world’s largest, most well-known organizations on the design, execution, and use of strategic survey and organizational assessment programs to drive organizational effectiveness. Much of Dr. Barbera’s consulting work has focused on how leaders and organizations foster and maintain employee engagement and ensure that this engagement is aligned with organizational priorities. She is a co-author of the book, Employee Engagement: Tools for Analysis, Practice, and Competitive Advantage (2009), and holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University.


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