1st Edition

Human Dramas and Dilemmas at Work New-Gen Cases in Organisational Behaviour

    524 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    524 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book presents 120 real-life case-studies collected from indigenous as well as multinational organizations operating in India in 18 different industry sectors. These cases provide the readers with insights into ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ facets of the corporate lives of new-gen professionals.

    Based on real-life work experiences of corporate executives working with indigenous or multinational organizations operating in India, these cases address a variety of the multitude of issues being faced by the professionals and their behavioural implications at the workplace. There is considerable diversity in the themes and issues discussed in these cases. To facilitate the teaching and learning, the book provides an introductory part comprising a brief exposition of ‘OB as a discipline’. The second part of the book contains the abstracts of all cases along with questions for discussion. Thematically designed and comprehensive in coverage, the book covers almost all issues in the subject-areas of OB and HRM. The book is divided under 10 sub-themes, namely: Personality, Perception and Communication, Attitudes and Values, Leadership, Power and Politics, Jobs and roles, Conflict and Collaboration, Group and Team Dynamics, Culture and Diversity, and Managing Change.

    This book will be useful to the students, academicians, management researchers and industry professionals from the field of general management, organisational behaviour and human resource management and Commerce. It would also be a useful resource for professionals and the general reader as it provides an opportunity to learn through surrogate experience.


    Organizational Behaviour: Concepts, Subthemes and Pedagogical Use of Cases


    Introduction: OB as a Discipline


    Subthemes of Cases: An Overview of the Concepts and Issues



    Abstracts of Cases and Questions for Discussion



    Cases under ten subthemes of OB


    Theme-1: Personality

    Theme-II: Perception and Communication

    Theme-III: Attitudes and Values

    Theme-IV: Leadership   

    Theme-V: Power and Politics

    Theme-VI: Jobs and Roles

    Theme-VII: Conflict and Collaboration

    Theme-VIII: Group and Team Dynamics

    Theme-IX: Culture and Diversity

    Theme-X: Managing Change      





    Mathew J Manimala was formerly with Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).

    V. Vijaya is Associate, faculty Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India.

    Ajit Chakravarti is a Management Consultant, Mentor and Coach.