1st Edition

Managing in Organisations A Practical Guide

By Tom Elsworth Copyright 2025
    21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Managing in Organisations is a concise, accessible and practical approach to the difficult job of line management. It offers a kit of management tools and a range of worked examples that can be used to address the key tasks that managers face in the workplace. The book provides clear insights into how people behave everyday in real organisations. The fundamentals of key theories and sources is covered throughout for those coming to the subject for the first time.

    Topics covered include: Individual, group and team organisational behaviour, organisational culture and diversity, supervision and leadership, organisational design, management and change, and governance. The book considers small and larger enterprises as well as public, private and third sectors. Short cases link the issues in the chapter and provide opportunities for developing skills and discussion.

    This book provides an introduction to the world of managing in organisations and is suitable for those study organisational behaviour, organisational studies, management and human resource management. It will also be very useful to the entrepreneur planning a small start-up and to the busy manager of a small or medium sized enterprise seeking to understand how best to manage the organisation for performance.

    Chapter 1 Introduction.  Chapter 2 Management.  Chapter 3 Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Management of Change in perspective.  Chapter 4 Understanding individual behaviour.  Chapter 5 Understanding group and team behaviour.  Chapter 6 Organisational design.  Chapter 7 Emergent properties of organisations; culture, power, and politics.  Chapter 8 Leadership.  Chapter 9 The leader as manager of change.  Chapter 10 Worked case study.

    Biography

    Tom Elsworth is a senior lecturer teaching Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, General Management and Strategic Management at Oxford Brookes Business School.  He has 50 years experience of management at all levels including 25 years in Industry and then 25 years in Academia. In 2024 Tom published his first book, Understanding Strategic Analysis, published by Routledge.