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Best Practices for the Modern Workplace

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January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
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About Management Today: Best Practices for the Modern Workplace

Management Today: Best Practices for the Modern Workplace cuts through the noise by introducing students to evidence-based management theories, models, and strategies. Experiential activities, critical thinking questions, and self-assessments provide students with hands-on opportunities to practice essential management skills. Authors Terri A. Scandura and Kim Gower provide best practices and explore timely issues like emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, and virtual teams. Real-world cases explore good and bad examples of management, including the college admissions scandal, Theranos, and Walmart. In-depth coverage of big data, data analytics, and technology ensures students are ready to thrive in today's workplace.

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    • diagnostic chapter tests that identify opportunities for improvement, track student progress, and ensure mastery of key learning objectives
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  • sample answers to questions in the text that provides an essential reference;
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KEY FEATURES of Management Today: Best Practices for the Modern Workplace
  • The author team brings over 45 years of experience teaching management, leadership, ethics, strategy, organizational behavior, negotiation, and an array of business topics, and practical experience as consultants within and outside their universities.
  • Experiential Activities engage students with selected industries of interest to them, such as the gaming industry, and encourages application of the material.
  • Self-Assessments give students the chance to learn something about themselves and apply the material.
  • Careers in Management features encourage students to explore careers in management with each chapter focusing on careers within that chapter’s area.
  • Fact or Fiction features illustrate provocative issues that students can debate in class or online assignments.
  • Current Case Studies, such as the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica and The College Admissions Scandal, engage students with topics they are familiar and want to learn more about.
  • Material on management control and budget control offers key topics not addressed prevalently in other intro books in the market.
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available on the SAGE vantage platform, linked through SAGE coursepacks) that is tied to learning objectives, and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life, featuring animated “You Make the Call” scenarios inviting students to think about how they would solve the presented business problem and “Management in Action” videos presenting interviews with current manager and business leaders speaking about real-world business topics.  
  • All materials are tied to AACSB standards. 

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