Queen Victoria's Baggage: The Legacy of Building Dysfunctional Organizations

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Queen Victoria's Baggage is a cross-disciplinary examination of why the organizational life experienced by millions of people in western culture is fraught with dysfunctionality and pain. To avoid a loss of perspective by focusing on the present cultural milieu the book utilizes anthropology, psychology, history and the study of technology and applies them to those who established the foundations for today's institutions during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1830-1901. The author uncovers the discontent found ...

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Overview

Queen Victoria's Baggage is a cross-disciplinary examination of why the organizational life experienced by millions of people in western culture is fraught with dysfunctionality and pain. To avoid a loss of perspective by focusing on the present cultural milieu the book utilizes anthropology, psychology, history and the study of technology and applies them to those who established the foundations for today's institutions during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1830-1901. The author uncovers the discontent found in current organizations in the nineteenth century cultures of America, Russia, and Vienna, the ancestral social roots that continue to disrupt the foundations of lives within organizations and analyzes both the depth and breadth of the remedial actions which need to be undertaken to undo what has been evolving for 150 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761812821
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 2/24/1999
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel A. Silverman is Principal Consultant in Organizational Change with American Management Systems located in Fairfax, Virginia. He is the author of Facilitating Organizational Change (University Press of America, 1997) and The Neuro-Genetic Roots of Organizational Behavior (University Press of America, 2000)

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Culture chapter 3 The Historical Overview chapter 4 Russia chapter 5 America chapter 6 Vienna chapter 7 Synthesis chapter 8 The Hall Trager System for the Analysis of Culture chapter 9 Bibliography chapter 10 Index

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