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No Best Way An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Resource Management

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ISBN-10: 027595739X

ISBN-13: 9780275957391

Edition: 2003

Authors: Stephen M. Colarelli

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In this provocative volume, a pioneering organizational psychologist explains that the failure of many human resource programs in business, education, and government is largely due to their mechanistic assumptions. By contrasting the classical human resource paradigm--and its emphasis on consistency and a clock-like structure to organizations-- with the evolutionary paradigm and its focus on variation, conflicting interests and complexity, the author shows how shifting to an evolutionary perspective can make organizations more adaptive, hence human resource programs more attuned to human nature and to organizational realities. Colarelli gives a lively intellectual history of classical human…    
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Stephen M. Colarelli is professor of psychology at Central Michigan University and the author of No Best Way: An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Resource Management.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Clocks, Caves, and Utopias The Mechanical Design Perspective
Storms, Pilots, and Byzantium The Evolutionary Perspective
Splinters in the Mind Methods of Hiring People
Alternatives to Jigsaw Puzzle and Spray Paint Utopias Evolutionary Approaches to Hiring People
Look! We're Modern Training People
Conclusion
Index