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The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior

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    R. Richard Ritti(Author),Steve Levy(Author)

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Now in its Sixth Edition, this OB reader continues to both instruct and entertain the current generation of students and professionals about workplace realities.

Going beyond the usual technical/rational analysis of books on organizational behavior, each chapter is a fictionalized account of actual workplace happenings, and involves a continuing cast of characters whom readers come to know. Each account makes a point of its own, or illustrates theoretical material covered in the introductions to parts and sections.

For instance, why would a plant manager call a continuing series of 6:30am meetings about coordination of efforts, and then cancel them after a short while? (He effectively used negative reinforcement to reward the coordination that resulted from imposing the inconvenient meetings – aside from whatever the participants may have discussed.)

The "realness" of this text continues to draw a kind of fan mail from both students and others. As one Vice President of Sales for a nationally known corporation put it: "After 18 years in business life I only wish I had read it much earlier. Your book should be required reading for anyone embarking into any kind of organizational life . . ."

aculty throughout the country agree that The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know, by R. Richard Ritti, gives students true insights into a firm's organizational structure and culture and helps them reflect on their experiences in their own organizations. "The interpretive/cultural approach of The Ropes provides a distinct competitive advantage. Students learn about the living world of organizational behavior through simple concepts, definitions, and short cases. The Ropes provides a more meaningful alternative because of its rich "real-life" stories." -Dale Fitzgibbons, Illinois State University "As a person with ten years of corporate experience and many years of academia, I have found past editions full of delightfully real characterizations. As I told my students then, 'I wish I had read this book before I started my corporate career.' I liked the book because it was real." -Peter B. Venuto, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania "This text presents a cultural/symbolic perspective on organizational behavior. As such it fits very well with the primary text in my course." -Steve Levy, California State University, San Bernadino --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By eric on January 12, 2018

    This is the most useful book I've read in business school. A must read before entering the corporate workforce but still good for those of us that have been working white collar for a while.

  • By Guest on July 1, 2017

    Easy read, and all the scenarios hold your attention - relevant information

  • By Guest on March 11, 2017

    Received this merchandise with no problems. Good Job. Thank you.

  • By Bryant on February 19, 2016

    Great book! Very interesting to understand organizations through the experiences shown in the book. Easy to read and a lot to learn from this.

  • By Jon on June 22, 2017

    Author is all over the place. Lots of opinions and story telling.

  • By Guest on July 22, 2017

    Great book and well written for everyone. You can read the technical sections or just skip through the fun short stories. The short stories are great practical examples of the theory.

  • By Daniella on June 22, 2016

    It was a little outdated but open ended to encourage critical thinking.

  • By Old Codger on March 2, 2016

    Read the book 30 years ago. A great, great book. It should be required reading in any oreganization on a yearly basis!!

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