Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

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Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Format:  Paperback,

527 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2008

ISBN-13: 9780787987992

ISBN-10: 0787987999

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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

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2008
ISBN-13: 9780787987992
ISBN-10: 0787987999
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 527
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.73
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.01 x 1.55 x 9.24

Chapter outline

Preface
Making Sense of Organizations
Introduction: The Power of Reframing
Simple Ideas, Complex Organizations
The Structural Frame
Getting Organized
Structure and Restructuring
Organizing Groups and Teams
The Human Resource Frame
People and Organizations
Improving Human Resource Management
Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
The Political Frame
Power, Conflict, and Coalition
The Manager as Politician
Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agents
The Symbolic Frame
Organizational Symbols and Culture
Culture in Action
Organization as Theater
Improving Leadership Practice
Integrating Frames for Effective Practice
Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perils
Reframing Leadership
Reframing Change in Organizations: Training, Realigning, Negotiating, and Grieving
Reframing Ethics and Spirit
Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Action
Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership
The Best of Organizational Studies: Scholars' Hits and Popular Best-Sellers
References
The Authors
Name Index
Subject Index

Book description

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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