Managing People At Work by John W. Hunt lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
McGraw-Hill, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Here, at last, is a brief, lucid analysis for managers of where the behavioural sciences have taken us over the last 30 years a fresh and practical approach to a subject that academics have often made difficult to follow.
John Hunt presents in a readable form ideas on the major subject areas of organizational behaviour: motivation, perception, communication, groups, roles, power, organizations, structures, managers, leaders, participation, and change.
The authors objective is to let managers decide for themselves whether behavioural tools can be useful and valuable to them. He has distilled from a vast literature on the subject those theories and models which have endured because they seemed to be useful to managers.
The problems managers face are very similar around the world, but behavioural scientists have confused rather than clarified matters by thrusting a multitude of theories and models of work on them. Each theorist offers a new solution to the age-old problems. Managers have been inundated with theories, fads, and speculations and, not surprisingly, have come to regard the social sciences with suspicion and scepticism. This book presents only those that have survived, that have empirical support, and that the author has found of use to managers in solving their problems.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is somewhat tanned. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 207 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6¼”.
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