Exploring Positive Relationships at Work
Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation
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Exploring Positive Relationships at Work by Jane E. Dutton
Book DescriptionThis edited volume brings together a select group of leading organizational scholars for the purpose of developing a foundation-setting book on positive relationships at work. Positive Relationships at Work (PRW) is a rich new interdisciplinary domain of inquiry that focuses on the generative processes, relational mechanisms and outcomes associated with positive relationships between people at work. This volume builds a solid foundation for this promising new area of scholarly inquiry and offers a multidisciplinary exploration of how relationships at work become a source of growth, vitality, learning and generative states of human and collective flourishing. A unique feature of the book is the use of a connecting commentator chapter at the end of each section. The Commentator Chapters, written by preeminent scholars, uncover and discuss integrative themes that emerge within sections. The editors approach the topic from multiple levels, each level providing critical, valuable insights into the dynamic process underlying positive relationships at work. These levels are arranged in five parts: * an introduction to positive relationships at work; * Individuals and Dyads; * Groups and Communities; * Organizations and Organizing; and * a conclusion that offers an engaging invitation and multi-level map for guiding future research. This volume will appeal to academics and practitioners, as well as scholars and graduate students in organizational psychology, management, human resources, and inter-personal communications.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805853889
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Exploring Positive Relationships at Work, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Jane E. Dutton
Positive work relationships can enrich employee's lives, while conversely, the stress caused by corrosive work relationships adds to health care costs faced by organizations and can affect the personal lives of employees. This book offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary understanding of how relationships enable people at work.
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