Understanding Organizations

Understanding Organizations

Revised 4th Edition

Paperback (25 Feb 1993) | English

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Synopsis

Organizations are a part of everyday life, whether in schools, hospitals, police stations or commercial companies. In this classics text, Charles Handy argues that the key to successful organizations lies in a better understanding of the needs and motivations of the people within them.

Understanding Organizations offers an extended 'dictionary' of the key concepts -- culture, motivations, leadership, role-playing, co-ordinating and consultation -- and then shows how this 'language' can help us find new solutions to familiar problems. Few management writers have been as consistently challenging and influential as Charles Handy. Firmly established as one of the core business texts, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in organizations and how to make them work better.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780140156034
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Revised 4th Edition
DEWEY: 302.35
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 445
Weight: 316g
Height: 188mm
Width: 111mm
Spine width: 22mm