Organizational processes and the organization-environment interaction are discussed in this volume of the Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology. Both organizational and environmental characteristics affect the behaviour of individuals and groups, but such characteristics are in turn also influenced by behavioural features. This volume on organizational psychology covers subject areas such as organization theory, organizational culture and change, leadership, decision making and participation, motivation and satisfaction, payment systems, effective communication, and social-organizational aspects of automation. The final chapter describes the impact upon behaviour and attitudes of the transition of a socialist-led society to a market economy.
Interaction of Person/Group-Organization-Environment. Theories of Organization. Structural Contingency Theory. Developments in the Socio-Technical Systems Design (STSD). Interorganizational Networks. Organizational Culture. Organizational Psychology in a Cross-cultural Perspective. Planned Change in Organizations and Organizational Development in the 1990s. Assessment of Organizational Change. The Levers of Organizational Change: Facilitators and Inhibitors. Motivation and Satisfaction. Compensating Work. Leadership: Theories and Models. Complex Decision-making in Organizations. Effective Communication within the Organization. Industiral Democratization and Industrial Relations. Automation: Socio-organizational Automation. Transformation to a Market Economy: The Case of Poland.