Reframing Organizations Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

ISBN-10: 0787964271

ISBN-13: 9780787964276

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Lee G. Bolman, Terrance E. Deal

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Become a More Versatile Manager and a More Artistic Leader'60;P'62;In this third edition of their best-selling classic, authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal explain the powerful tool of "reframing." The authors have distilled the organizational literature into a comprehensive approach for looking at situations from more than one angle. Their four frames view organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples: '60;UL'62;'60;LI'62;The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results'60;/LI'62;'60;LI'62;The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics'60;/LI'62;'60;LI'62;The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics'60;/LI'62;'60;LI'62;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'60;/LI'62;'60;/UL'62;'60;P'62;The core of the book is reframing, a tool for finding new opportunities and options in confusing and troubling organizational situations. The authors show how multiple frames give leaders an edge in decoding organizational complexity. The new edition highlights current developments in organizational and leadership research. It presents new case examples from organizations such as eBay, Enron, Harley-Davidson, the New York City Fire Department, and the U.S. Marine Corps. The book also introduces "Organizational Theory's Greatest Hits," text boxes that ground the book in the most influential scholarly work. The new edition also offers a rich mix of geographic, cultural, and gender diversity throughout.'60;P'62;Includes on-line instructor's guide available at
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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
The Authors
Name Index
Subject Index
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