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

ISBN-10: 0787971170

ISBN-13: 9780787971175

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Marvin R. Weisbord

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In Productive Workplaces Revisited, Marvin Weisbord takes the next step in exploring effective strategies for improving workplace productivity through dignity, meaning, and community. Remarkably, in this new edition the author revisits the case studies from the first edition, Productive Workplaces, to show the long-term effects of OD interventions -- twenty-plus years after the fact and provides invaluable insights for practitioner and student alike. In five new chapters, Weisbord reinterprets his systems work in health care and steel-making, describes how "future search," his method for "getting everybody improving whole systems," has crossed cultures on five continents, and summarizes his learning from following up cases decades later. This edition also presents in-depth case studies of organizations that have used these techniques to increase output, cut costs, create strategic plans, manage conflict between functions, and more.
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List price: $46.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

About the Author
Introduction: How to Get the Most from Productive Workplaces Revisited
A Personal Prologue: Discovering Theories X and Y
The Search for Productive Workplaces
Scientific Management Revisited: A Tale of Two Taylors
The Consulting Engineer: Taylor Invents a New Profession
Lewin: The Practical Theorist
The Learning Organization: Lewin's Legacy to Management
McGregor and the Roots of Organization Development
The Human Side of Enterprise Revisited: A New Look at Theories X and Y
Undoing Taylorism: Emery, Trist, and the Sociotechnical Revolution
Open Systems and the New Paradigm: How Emery and Trist Redefined the Workplace
Transforming Theory into Practice and Practice into Theory
Adding Action to Research: Lewin's Practice Theory Road Map
Methods of Diagnosis and Action: Taking Snapshots and Making Movies
Rethinking Organizational Improvement: New Perspectives on Consultation
Improving Whole Systems: Alternatives to the Report-in-the-Drawer Phenomenon
Management Training in Academic Medicine
Productivity After Taylor: Systems Learning Replaces Expert Analysis
Learning and Applying New Practice Theories
Managing and Consulting in the 21st Century
Transforming Teamwork: Working Relationships in a Fast-Changing World
Designing Work: Structure and Process for Learning and Self-Control
Managing and Consulting Beyond the Design Limits: Changing Everything at Once
Future Search: Evolving a Whole Systems Improvement Strategy
Improving Whole Systems Worldwide
How There and Then Looks from Here and Now: Ten Cases Revisited
Epilogue: Still Caught Between Paradigms: Where Do We Go from Here?
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