The creative industries are a growing economic as well as cultural force. This book investigates their organizational dynamics and shows how companies structure their work processes to incorporate creative employees' needs for autonomy while at the same time controlling and coordinating their output.
This book provides an examination of organisations from both postmodern and new organisational economic perspectives in so doing it offers a ground-breaking critique of prevailing modernist theories of organisations.
'[A] beautiful expose on the complicity of management and an insightful typology of managerial regimes, distinguishing between managerial obsession with control, managerial indulgency and managerial trust' - Organization Studies
Positive Organizational Behaviour is a contemporary movement within the classic discipline of organizational behaviour. This book studies the states, traits and processes that compromise this exciting science. It also invites noted experts to identify the methodological challenges facing scholars of Positive Organizational Behaviour.
Written by leading academics in organization theory, this book contains definitions of all the key terms a student studying organization theory needs to understand, along with discussions of each area and further reading.
Moving beyond the process of change Why is change so hard? Because in order to make any transformation successful, you must change more than just the structure and operations of an organization--you need to change people's "behavior." And that is never easy. "The Heart of Change" is your guide to helping people think and "feel" differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to bestselling author and renowned leadership expert John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people's emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. Now freshly designed, "The Heart of Change" is the engaging and essential complement to Kotter's worldwide bestseller "Leading Change." Building off of Kotter's revolutionary eight-step process, this book vividly illustrates how large-scale change can work. With real-life stories of people in organizations, the authors show how teams and individuals get motivated and activated to overcome obstacles to change--and produce spectacular results. Kotter and Cohen argue that change initiatives often fail because leaders rely too exclusively on data and analysis to get buy-in from their teams instead of creatively showing or doing something that appeals to their emotions and inspires them to spring into action. They call this the see-feel-change dynamic, and it is crucial for the success of any true organizational transformation. Refreshingly clear and eminently practical, "The Heart of Change" is required reading for anyone facing the challenges inherent in leading change.
Offers a comprehensive discussion of behavioural skills and the workings of organisations. This book takes a functional approach, integrating theory and practice to promote critical awareness and equip students to deal with real-world management situations.
Companion volume to 'Information Management: The Strategic Dimension' which brings together analyses of the key areas of Information Management and with chapters by leading international academics and consultants. This volume focuses on the managerial and organisational issues. Originally published in 1996.
This book advances a design--based approach for the investigation and creation of sustainable organizations. The learning--by--design framework is utilized to examine learning in six successful companies in different industries and national settings and provides a roadmap for improving systematic learning in organizations.
Over the past 15 years Nancy Kline has identified 10 behaviours that form a system called a Thinking Environment, a model of human interaction that dramatically improves the way people think, and thus the way they work and live.