Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership / Edition 5

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership / Edition 5

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by Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1118573331

ISBN-13: 9781118573334

Pub. Date: 08/05/2013

Publisher: Wiley

The Classic Leadership Resources Now In Its 5th Edition!

First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal's bestselling text has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model provides four different perspectives through which organizations can be understood.

The Structural Frame focuses on organization structure and provides insight into how

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The Classic Leadership Resources Now In Its 5th Edition!

First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal's bestselling text has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model provides four different perspectives through which organizations can be understood.

The Structural Frame focuses on organization structure and provides insight into how managers and leaders within organizations can better organize and structure organizations, groups, and teams to get results.

The Human Resource Frame focuses on the people in organizations and provides insight into how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics.

The Political Frame focuses on the political dynamics in organizations and examines how managers and leaders in organizations can understand power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics.

The Symbolic Frame focuses on meaning and culture in organizations, and provides insight into how leaders and managers can shape culture, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story.

Bolman and Deal update their classic with coverage of pressing issues such as globalization, changing workforces, offshoring, and leadership across cultures. An Instructor's Guide and personal leadership orientations assessment are available online at www.wiley.com/college/bolman.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118573334
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/05/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
41,239
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Making Sense of Organizations
Introduction: The Power of Reframing     3
Simple Ideas, Complex Organizations     23
The Structural Frame
Getting Organized     45
Structure and Restructuring     71
Organizing Groups and Teams     99
The Human Resource Frame
People and Organizations     119
Improving Human Resource Management     139
Interpersonal and Group Dynamics     165
The Political Frame
Power, Conflict, and Coalition     191
The Manager as Politician     211
Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agents     229
The Symbolic Frame
Organizational Symbols and Culture     251
Culture in Action     279
Organization as Theater     293
Improving Leadership Practice
Integrating Frames for Effective Practice     311
Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perils     327
Reframing Leadership     341
Reframing Change in Organizations: Training, Realigning, Negotiating, and Grieving     373
Reframing Ethics and Spirit     397
Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Action     411
Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership     435
The Best of Organizational Studies: Scholars' Hits and Popular Best-Sellers     439
References     445
The Authors     481
Name Index     483
Subject Index     494

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Reframing Organizations 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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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