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The Psychology of Work

Insights into Successful Working Practices

Draw upon existing organisational psychological theories with this book on how to use them in practice.
    Paperback£24.99
    Ebook£20.82
    Print + ebook bundle£31.30
    Hardback£51.99
EAN: 9780749468347
Edition: 1
Published:
Paperback
Format: 233x154
208 pages
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About the book

The Psychology of Work integrates psychological theory with personal narrative from global industry leaders, as well as those entering the workforce, to offer tangible insights into the real world of work. It is ideal for students, professionals and anyone with an interest in how successful organizations operate. It charts the development of the field of organizational psychology and provides the key theoretical frameworks. Crucially, it explores how these can be utilized to enhance organizational culture, and why this is so relevant and important in the modern workplace.

Through the inclusion of interviews with students, The Psychology of Work reveals what the future workforce expect of the organizations that they are going into and encourages students reading the book to reflect on what kind of leaders they would like to be. The book is also a valuable resource to support professionals and practitioners, highlighting current working practices and the need for change, offering practical guidance on how to bring the 'humane' back into organizational life.

About the authors

Chantal Gautier

Chantal Gautier is a London-based academic, Chartered Psychologist and eclectic professional with consultancy skills, specialising in a wide range of academic and business activities. Her successful track record in Higher Education warranted the Teaching Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

More about Chantal Gautier

In the ever-evolving world of work this refreshing publication narrates the journey of industrial and organizational psychology development through the years. Using an insightful blend of the theoretical and the practical, it spotlights a number of real-life work challenges as seen through the eyes of employees, teams, managers and leaders.

Of interest to students and also more mature business readers seeking a useful synopsis of the classical theories related to the world of work and their application, this accessible book draws insights from a wide range of industries and occupations, and poses some interesting questions as to where we go from here in the world of work.

Mark Carter, PwC HR Services Ireland Markets Leader