Wiley Handbooks in Work & Organizational Psychology: Individual Differences and Development in Organisations

Editor/Author Pearn, Michael
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $289.95
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ISBN: 978-0-471-48540-7
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 23
Book Status: Available
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Organisations, of all kinds, are facing the challenge of rapidly advancing technologies, and ever-increasing levels of competition, both nationally and globally. They are also seeking to operate in an environment where the traditional relationships between employer and employee are rapidly changing. Learning to harness the talents of everyone comprising an organisation is critical to sustainable organisational effectiveness. Successfully developing the talents of all members of an organization is, arguably, the only lasting source of competitive advantage. This handbook provides a unique and authoritative review of relevant research, theoretical developments, and current best practice in the management of individual development. Drawing on the expertise of both renowned academic specialists and leading practitioners, the book is designed to be a practical resource for the guidance and support of those whose role is to bring about the development of people at work. * Authoritative reviews of relevant evaluation research, and best-practice descriptions of key assessment and development tools * Editor with excellent psychological and consultancy knowledge, experience and contacts * Written by International contributors within a strong conceptual structure * Part of a new series - Wiley Handbooks in the Psychology of Management in Organizations

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • About the Contributors
  • Series Preface
  • Preface xix
  • PART I APPROACHES,CONCEPTS AND THEORY
  • 1 Learning Theory and the Construction of Self: What Kinds of People Do We Create through the Theories of Learning that We Apply to Their Development? - John G. Burgoyne
  • 2 Who Am I? Self-development in Organisations - Monica Lee
  • 3 Cognitive Science and Individual Development - Jane Henry
  • 4 Individual Differences can both Facilitate and Limit Individual Development - Kevin R. Murphy
  • PART II INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
  • 5 Old and New Models of Cognitive Abilities: the Assessment Conundrum - Bruce Torff and Edward C. Warburton
  • 6 Personality, Style Preference and Individual Development - Adrian Furnham
  • 7 To Use Competencies or Not to Use Competencies? That Is the Question - Paul Sparrow
  • 8 Emotional Intelligence and the Development of Managers and Leaders - Victor Dulewicz and Malcolm Higgs
  • PART III ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND PROCESSES
  • 9 Assessing Individual Development Needs - Karen van Dam
  • 10 Individual Assessment as an Integrated Tool in a Systematic Management Development Process - Jö rg Iten
  • 11 Development Centers: a Neglected Perspective - Jac N. Zaal
  • PART IV DEVELOPMENT METHODS AND PROCESSES
  • 12 Choosing a Development Method - Alan Mumford
  • 13 Teamworking and the Implications for Individual Development - Roger Mottram
  • 14 Informal and Incidental Learning in the New Millennium: the Challenge of Being Rapid and or Being Accurate! - Victoria J. Marsick, Karen E. Watkins and Jacqueline A. Wilson
  • 15 Individual Development and Self-managed Learning - Ian Cunningham
  • 16 Using Social Networks in Organisations to Facilitate Individual Development - Rob F. Poell; Ferd J. Van der Krogt
  • 17 Online Networking and Individual Development - Gilly Salmon
  • PART V ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT
  • 18 Developing Individuals for Leadership Roles - Cynthia D. McCauley
  • 19 Developing Innovation in Organizations - Nigel King
  • 20 Diversity and Individual Development - Rajvinder Kandola and Satya Kartara