Experiential Exercises in Organization Theory and Design / Edition 1

Experiential Exercises in Organization Theory and Design / Edition 1

by H. Eugene Baker III, Steven K. Paulson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0324168632

ISBN-13: 9780324168631

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Baker and Paulson present a collection of experiential exercises that are designed to help illustrate and internalize key concepts in organization theory. The exercises vary in length and complexity—some may serve as discussion 'warm-ups' while others could occupy up to an hour. The activities range from personal inventories to actual creative production

Overview

Baker and Paulson present a collection of experiential exercises that are designed to help illustrate and internalize key concepts in organization theory. The exercises vary in length and complexity—some may serve as discussion 'warm-ups' while others could occupy up to an hour. The activities range from personal inventories to actual creative production activities sometimes requiring fieldwork. The exercises have all been tested and are adapted from a wide array of sources to ensure a variety of activities that will engage learners regardless of their background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780324168631
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION THEORY. Exercise 1. Associations Exercise. Exercise 2. Exchange game. Exercise 3. You'll Play the Role So Why Not Pick the Part? 2. STRATEGY, DESIGN AND EFFECTIVENESS. Exercise 4. When is a Business Effective in the U.S. . . and Around the World? Exercise 5. Fast Food and Effectiveness: An Organizational Diagnosis. Exercise 6. Strategy, Stakeholders and Social Responsibility. 3. ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE. Exercise 7. The Apple-Orange Company Structure. Exercise 8. Words-In-Sentences, Inc. Exercise 9. The Club Ed Exercise. 4. ENVIRONMENT. Exercise 10. Organizational Diagnosis of the College Setting. Exercise 11. Stakeholder Demands. Exercise 12. Grocery Store Dilemma. 5. TECHNOLOGY. Exercise 13. Measuring Technology. Exercise 14. Athletics and Physical Interdependence Technologies. Exercise 15. The Hollow Square. 6. SIZE, LIFE CYCLE AND CONTROL. Exercise 16. Discovering an Organization's Life Cycle. Exercise 17. How Big are the Colleges? Exercise 18. Effective Organizational Control Mechanisms? 7. CULTURE AND ETHICS. Exercise 19. My Friend Morgan. Exercise 20. Culture in the Land of Doone. Exercise 21. A Culture in the Forest. 8. INNOVATION AND CHANGE. Exercise 22. Dynamics of Change. Exercise 23. Needle in the Organization Haystack. Exercise 24. Environment, Power and Change. 9. DECISION-MAKING. Exercise 25. Maximizing or Satisfying: Pick the Best — Or the First Good One. Exercise 26. Decisive Decision Making. Exercise 27. Winter Survival Exercise. 10. CONFLICT, POWER AND POLITICS. Exercise 28. Political Processes in Organizations. Exercise 29. Conflict Strategies Exercise. Exercise 30. Prisoners'' Dilemma: An Intergroup Competition.

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