Beyond Certainty: The Changing Worlds of Organization

Beyond Certainty: The Changing Worlds of Organization

by Charles Handy
     
 

From the bestselling author of The Age of Unreason and The Age of Paradox comes an exhilarating collection of 35 timeless essays, including Handy's change-making articles from the Harvard Business Review and Director magazine. One of the foremost social philosophers of our times shares his reflections on a changing world, a world in which we can be certain only of… See more details below

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From the bestselling author of The Age of Unreason and The Age of Paradox comes an exhilarating collection of 35 timeless essays, including Handy's change-making articles from the Harvard Business Review and Director magazine. One of the foremost social philosophers of our times shares his reflections on a changing world, a world in which we can be certain only of uncertainty. To plan for the future in such an environment, says Charles Handy, we must learn to think differently. Beyond Certainty is a book to dip into, enjoy, and share with colleagues and friends. Also available in hardcover.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
In this collection of essays, the British management consultant, social philosopher, and author of The Age of Unreason (LJ 11/15/90), The Age of Paradox (McGraw-Hill, 1994), and Gods of Management (Oxford Univ., 1995) brings together 35 short pieces that reflect his musings on the changing and uncertain world of the future. Handy, who is one of the most graceful and articulate writers on the business scene, discusses some of his favorite themes. These include his belief that federalism will be the organizational structure of the future and that individuals will ultimately have a portfolio of jobs rather than a single career or profession, and the importance of allowing greater freedom for the individual employee. This work is an excellent introduction to this important business and social commentator and is highly recommended for all major collections.-Robert L. Logsdon, Indiana State Univ. Lib., Indianapolis
Booknews
Author and social philosopher Charles B. Handy presents 35 recently-published essays advocating compromise as the path to progress and urging organizations to give more freedom to individual employees in order to maintain a balance between commitment and creativity. First published in Great Britain by Hitchinson, Random House Ltd., 1995. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875847634
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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