For over two decades, Beyond Bureaucracy has helped both modern academic thought and current management practice with its far-reaching examination of the causes and consequences of change in organizations and leadership. From a powerful behavioral science perspective, this classic collection of essays examines the strategic, methodological, and conceptual issues central to changing organizations.
About the Author
WARREN G. BENNIS has done widely recognized pioneering work in the dynamics of organizations. Bennis is a distinguised professor of business administration at the University of Southern California. He is the author of fifteen books, including Why Leaders Can't Lead (Jossey-Bass, 1989), On Becoming a Leader (1989), and Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge (1985).
Table of Contents
Part One: Evolutionary TrAnds in Organizational Development
1. The Decline of Bureaucracy and Organizations of the Future
2. Democracy Is Inevitable
3. Toward a "Truly" Scientific Management: The Concept of Organization Health
4. Changing Patterns of Leadership
Part Two: Planning and Controlling Organizational Change
5. Applying Behavioral Sciences to Planned Organizational Change
6. Planned Organizational Change in Perspective
7. Change-Agents, Change Programs, and Strategies
8. Principles and Strategies of Directing Organizational Change via Laboratory Training
9. Some Questions and Generalizations About Planned Organizational Change
Epilogue: Behavioral Sciences Perspective in Organizational Studies