New PDF release: An Existential-Systems Approach to Managing Organizations

By Joe Kelly,Louise Kelly

At a time of company downsizing and bone-crushing foreign pageant, how can executives reconcile their person personalities and human wishes with the both compelling wishes of the hard-driving association? it's an existential difficulty, say Joe and Louise Kelly, and one with serious implications, not just for executives yet for his or her organisations to boot. The Kellys, on no account blithe theorists, take a troublesome examine this hard-edged challenge via positing a three-pronged version for research established upon constitution, approach, and values. They synthesize those parts lower than an overarching proposal of existentialism, during which the emphasis is on a look for which means. And with that, they supply a clear-headed examine organizational behavior—its contributions to our figuring out of ways companies paintings yet, additionally its disasters and, certainly, its widespread self-deceptions. A well-written, full of life, far-ranging exam, not just for executives who desire the type of aid the Kellys supply of their day-by-day combats at the activity, but additionally for his or her colleagues within the educational neighborhood who've their very own organizational difficulties to deal with.

The Kellys clarify that their ebook displays a stream clear of the academic-purist place, the place the only real drawback is with theoretically major learn, to a place which acknowledges that organizational habit is a crossroads topic the place site visitors [that comes] customarily from behavioral technological know-how, machine expertise, and economics coalesces with the tips streaming out of organizational perform. aimed toward specialist managers and scholars, either undergraduates in addition to these at the M.B.A. point, this e-book assumes little previous wisdom of behavioral technological know-how or organizational thought. Readers gets what they want of these topics right here, sufficient to stick to Kelly's argument. they'll see how behavioral and organizational learn has helped (but occasionally hindered) executives as they try to take care of severe happenings of their jobs. With case examine fabric woven into the textual content and with observations from his personal stories with company in addition to educational agencies, the Kellys' booklet is a readable, engrossing argument for and opposed to the orthodoxies of organizational habit studies—and the reassurance that no matter what else it will probably or no longer be, organizational habit is definitely no longer static.

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