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Dark Sides of Organizational Life
Hostility, Rivalry, Gossip, Envy and other Difficult Behaviors



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ISBN 9781032454290
April 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Exploring the darkest side of organizations may have a potential to change our previous assumptions about business life. Scholars both in management and organizational research fields have shown interest in the "bright" side of behavioral life and have looked for the ways to create a positive organizational climate and assumed a positive relation between happiness of employees and productivity. These main assumptions of the Human Relations School have dominated the scientific inquiry on organizational behavior. However, "the dark side of organizational life" may have more explanatory power than "the bright side". Hostility, jealousy, envy, rivalry, gossip, problematic personalities, dislike, revenge, and social exclusion are the realities of business life. A manager may devote most of their time to cope with conflicts, deviant behaviors, ambitious individuals, gossips, and dysfunctional rivalry among employees. It is evident that negative events and interactions among employees cost more time and energy for a manager than the positive side of organizational life. This edited collection specifically focuses on these issues and will be of interest to researchers, academics, and advanced students in the fields of management, organizational studies and behavior, sociology, social psychology, and human resource management.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Nepotism   Chapter 2. Mobbing   Chapter 3. Dysfunctional Conflict: Antecedents and Outcomes   Chapter 4. Burnout Syndrome   Chapter 5. Psychological Harassment at Work   Chapter 6. The Glass Ceiling   Chapter 7. Organizational Silence   Chapter 8. Understanding Alienation   Chapter 9. Counterproductive Aspects of Teamwork

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Biography

H. Cenk Sözen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management at Baskent University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management, Ankara,

H. Nejat Basim, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management at Baskent University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management, Ankara, Turkey.