Images of Organization - the Executive Edition / Edition 1

Images of Organization - the Executive Edition / Edition 1

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by Gareth Morgan, Garethmorgan Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576750388

ISBN-13: 9781576750384

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Images of Organization shows managers how to break free of management fads by understanding the strengths and weaknesses of management metaphors and applying them to organizational life. Instead of looking for the "best theory" or the "best model", managers learn how to mobilize the insights of all dominant metaphors — of the machine, the

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Images of Organization shows managers how to break free of management fads by understanding the strengths and weaknesses of management metaphors and applying them to organizational life. Instead of looking for the "best theory" or the "best model", managers learn how to mobilize the insights of all dominant metaphors — of the machine, the living organism, the learning organization, complexity, chaos, and flux — as a creative force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576750384
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
349
Sales rank:
375,292
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits
Preface to the Executive Edition
Acknowledgments
Pt. IAn Overview
1The Promise of Images of Organization3
Pt. IISome Images of Organization
2Mechanization Takes Command: Organizations As Machines17
3Nature Intervenes: Organizations As Organisms35
4Learning and Self-Organization: Organizations As Brains69
5Creating Social Reality: Organizations As Cultures111
6Interests, Conflict, and Power: Organizations As Political Systems147
7Exploring Plato's Cave: Organizations As Psychic Prisons181
8Unfolding Logics of Change: Organization As Flux and Transformation213
9The Ugly Face: Organizations As Instruments of Domination259
Pt. IIIImplications for Practice
10Reading and Shaping Organizational Life299
11Using Metaphor to Manage in a Turbulent World319
Bibliography329
Index334
About the Author350

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