Productive Workplaces Dignity, Meaning, and Community in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0470900172
ISBN-13: 9780470900178
Edition: 325th 2012
List price: $75.00
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Description: This third edition of the classic resource, Productive Workplaces is smart, well–written and well–researched, thoughtful, somewhat provocative, and a one–of–a–kind review of the integration of economics, technology, and people. It covers such topics  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 325th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/11/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

This third edition of the classic resource, Productive Workplaces is smart, well–written and well–researched, thoughtful, somewhat provocative, and a one–of–a–kind review of the integration of economics, technology, and people. It covers such topics as: the work on self as integral to organizational change; the revision of Lewinian concepts for a new era; and the history behind “getting everybody improving whole systems” as a response to fast change and increasing diversity (not the same as using any particular method). The themes, case studies (many revisited), and models are as relevant as ever.

Updates from the Field xxi Foreword by Billie Alban: The Existential Question
Preface:Welcome to Productive Workplaces, 25th Anniversary Edition
Introduction: Getting the Most from Productive Workplaces
Mythology and Managing
A Mythology of Organizational Change
How I Learned to Manage by Managing
Searching for Productive Workplaces
Scientific Management: A Tale of Two Taylors
Taylor Invents a New Profession
Action Research: Lewin Revises Taylorism
Lewin's Legacy to Management
The Transition to Experiential Learning
McGregor and the Roots of Organization Development
Theories X and Y for a New Generation
Emery and Trist Redefine the Workplace
Learning to Work in a New Paradigm
Learning from Experience
Putting Action Research to Work
Rethinking Diagnosis and Action
Food Services Turnover: Action Research and Human Resource Accounting
Chem Corp R&D: Managers Do Their Own Feedback
Packaging Plant: Operators Meet Expert Analysis
Solcorp: Expertise Can't Fix the Old Paradigm
Managing and Consulting in Permanent White Water
Involving Everyone to Improve the Whole
Medical School: Stakeholders Plan the Future
Printing Inc.: Getting the Report Out of the Drawer
Revising Theories of What Works
Making Systems Thinking Experiential
Integrating the Past into the Present
21st Century Managing and Consulting
Changing Everything at Once
Teamwork in a Fast-Changing World
Designing Work for Learning and Self-Control
Future Search: The Whole System in the Room
Cross-Cultural Future Searching
Learning Then and Now
Ten Cases Decades Later: What's Sustainable About "Change"?
Changing the World One Meeting at a Time
The Future Never Comes, It's Already Here
References
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index

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