Understanding and Managing People

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Author: Warrier, Uma
Publisher: Himalaya Publishing House
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN-13: 9789352736539
Publishing year: 2021
No of pages: 362
Book binding: Paperback

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The subject of Human Resource Management is developing at an exponential pace and remains the glue for organizations to be firmly entrenched in realizing their vision of growing their business, providing value to their shareholders and focussing on the career growth for their employees. With the advent of the digital revolution, organizations have become laser focused in being innovative, differentiated and competitive in the market place. The ecosystem within the organization is a fairly complex with multiple players orchestrating towards achieving a set of well-defined objectives. Today, HR is increasingly managing an extended workforce : employees, contractors, partners and others who are external to the organization but are nevertheless part of the essential workforce. Innovations in talent management parctices has to be grounded on a strong talent and retention. The Power of two : wherein the employer and the workforce work within the organizational construct to harness the potential for achieving high performance goals is mandatory. The Human Management function has become Pervasive and its involvement with other strategic functions leads to innovative ideas that eventually increase the brand of the company. However, at the core is the need to understand the organization behaviour. The performance of the organization is the sum total of individual and group performance and the dynamics within the organization. Human behaviour is complex and studying it's impact on various attributes that define the organization's success will provide valuable insights and recommendations for further improvement. Therfore, the HR function necessitates people with high ability to adapt to changing needs and flexibility to unlearn and learn, be innovative, creative and collaborative. Motivation levels should also be very high as exemplified with the drive of entrepreneurs. Working towards attaining higher emotional intelligence (EQ), helps in working better with teams, adaptability to change and be more flexible. HR managers have a huge responsibility to identify, nurture and these valuable traits in people. 'Understanding' people is the most essential attribute for HR managers and becomes possible if they possess good knowledge in psychology, sociology and application of concepts in real time   Contents- Section - A: Organisational Behaviour 1. a) Essentials of Organizational Behaviour b) Personality 2. Learnin, Attitudes, Values, Job Satisfaction and Perception 3. Motivation and Group Behaviour Section -B: Human Resource Management 4. Introduction to Human Resourcce Management, Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding 5. Npment and Performance Management Systems 6. Compensation Management and Industrial Relations