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Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership 4E / Edition 4

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by Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787987999

ISBN-13: 9780787987992

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal?s best-selling book has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model examines organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:

  • The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results
  • The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor
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Overview

First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal?s best-selling book has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model examines organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:

  • The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results
  • The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics
  • The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics
  • The Symbolic Frame: how to shape a culture that gives purpose and meaning to work, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build team spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story
This new edition is filled with new case examples such as Hurricane Katrina and profiles of great leaders such as Mother Theresa, Thomas Keller, and others. In addition, the book updates the "Organizational Theory's Greatest Hits" text boxes throughout, and increases geographic, cultural and gender diversity in examples and text. It also features an enhanced online teacher's guide with a new test bank, as well as updated PowerPoint slides, teaching ideas and experiential activities, and links to resources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787987992
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE Making Sense of Organizations.

ONE Introduction: The Power of Reframing.

TWO Simple Ideas, Complex Organizations.

PART TWO The Structural Frame.

THREE Getting Organized.

FOUR Structure and Restructuring.

FIVE Organizing Groups and Teams.

PART THREE The Human Resource Frame.

SIX People and Organizations.

SEVEN Improving Human Resource Management.

EIGHT Interpersonal and Group Dynamics.

PART FOUR The Political Frame.

NINE Power, Conflict, and Coalition.

TEN The Manager as Politician.

ELEVEN Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agents.

PART FIVE The Symbolic Frame.

TWELVE Organizational Symbols and Culture.

THIRTEEN Culture in Action.

FOURTEEN Organization as Theater.

PART SIX Improving Leadership Practice.

FIFTEEN Integrating Frames for Effective Practice.

SIXTEEN Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perils.

SEVENTEEN Reframing Leadership.

EIGHTEEN Reframing Change in Organizations: Training, Realigning, Negotiating, and Grieving.

NINETEEN Reframing Ethics and Spirit.

TWENTY Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Action.

TWENTY-ONE Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership.

Appendix: The Best of Organizational Studies: Scholars’ Hits and Popular Best-Sellers.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
For every book that promises a fix to business' organizational problems by oversimplyfying and 'Dr. Philling' their are real books on modern business problems that take a look from the perspective of business as seen through the eyes of someone with true business accumen. This book breaks the problems of business into 4 areas The Structural Frame The Human Resource Frame The Political Frame The Symbolic Frame. Regardless of what hat you wear all of these should be of importance to the serious business student. Too many bight, astute business people can't see past their MBA's. Reading this book can help open the eyes of those who need to lead modern organizations into the new century's world of instant and ubiquitous information and global marketplace.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Good to get things moving The 4-frames of business are so phenomenally clear in this book. It has been fine-tuned over the last 30-years with relevant stories of success and failure to help the reader look at an organization from different angles to find the most effective strategy for solving a problem or advancing. If you are looking to move beyond the status-quot, this is not a silly book of quick-fixes but a quality textbook for students and practitioners alike. My professor recommended this reading along with Complex Organizations: A Critical Essay .
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