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Understanding emotion at work

Stephen Fineman

Sage Publication 2003 204 s. ISBN 0761947892
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

Understanding Emotion at Work gets to the heart of what binds and breaks organizations: emotion. It explores beyond the surface of work to the rich emotional life bubbling underneath, showing what employees and managers constantly deal with but are often ill-equipped to do so.
This is the first introductory book on emotions and it's aimed specifically at students of management and organization studies. Written accessibly, it avoids pat prescriptions, but leaves the reader with challenging questions about the intrisic nature of emotions to the design and management of organizations.
Drawing on a rich discipline-field, including psychology, sociology and organizational theory, Stephen Fineman explores a number of familiar and not so familiar work arenas. He examines the way emotion penetrates leadership, decision-making and organizational change as well as newer topics like the virtual side of organizations. Finally, he addresses the darker side of emotion in the context of bullying, violence, sexual harassment and downsizing.
Understanding Emotion at Work will shed light on this growing subject for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying organizational behaviour, HRM or organizational psychology.