People are at the heart of any organization and a good understanding of how they interact with the structure as a whole is an essential ingredient for an organization's success. This new book will provide readers with an understanding of the interrelated processes between people and the organization. It is the first book to apply these management principles specifically to the construction industry. People and organizational management in construction highlights the importance of the managerial and social functions in affecting the attitudes and behaviour of people at work which in turn influences organizational effectiveness. Drawing on the author's experience as a project manager and a lecturer in construction management, it offers an applied approach to people and organizational management in order to help readers understand human and organizational behaviour as well as to assist in the search for the most appropriate ways of improving performance and effectiveness. The book blends theory and practice, studying management concepts and theories and applying them to construction related case studies. The book discusses key issues such as evolution of management theories, environmental forces, strategy, organization structure, work groups, organizational culture, leadership, motivation and personnel management. People and organizational management in construction is essential reading for senior managers, human resources managers, project managers, site managers and students.This new book will provide readers with an understanding of the interrelated processes between people and the organization. It is the first book to apply these management principles specifically to the construction industry.
|Title||:||People and Organizational Management in Construction|
|Publisher||:||Thomas Telford - 2001-01-01|