An Existential-Systems Approach to Managing Organizations by Joe Kelly,Louise Kelly

By Joe Kelly,Louise Kelly

At a time of company downsizing and bone-crushing overseas festival, how can executives reconcile their person personalities and human wishes with the both compelling wishes of the hard-driving association? it's an existential hindrance, say Joe and Louise Kelly, and one with serious implications, not just for executives yet for his or her agencies in addition. The Kellys, under no circumstances blithe theorists, take a troublesome examine this hard-edged challenge through positing a three-pronged version for research dependent upon constitution, method, and values. They synthesize those components less than an overarching inspiration of existentialism, during which the emphasis is on a look for that means. And with that, they supply a clear-headed examine organizational behavior—its contributions to our realizing of ways agencies paintings yet, additionally its disasters and, certainly, its widespread self-deceptions. A well-written, lively, far-ranging exam, not just for executives who desire the type of support the Kellys provide of their day-by-day combats at the task, but additionally for his or her colleagues within the educational neighborhood who've their very own organizational difficulties to deal with.

The Kellys clarify that their ebook displays a circulate clear of the academic-purist place, the place the only drawback is with theoretically major examine, to a place which acknowledges that organizational habit is a crossroads topic the place site visitors [that comes] almost always from behavioral technology, computing device expertise, and economics coalesces with the guidelines streaming out of organizational perform. aimed toward specialist managers and scholars, either undergraduates in addition to these at the M.B.A. point, this publication assumes little past wisdom of behavioral technology or organizational thought. Readers gets what they wish of these topics right here, sufficient to stick to Kelly's argument. they're going to see how behavioral and organizational learn has helped (but occasionally hindered) executives as they try and care for severe happenings of their jobs. With case research fabric woven into the textual content and with observations from his personal reviews with enterprise in addition to educational corporations, the Kellys' ebook is a readable, engrossing argument for and opposed to the orthodoxies of organizational habit studies—and the reassurance that no matter what else it may well or now not be, organizational habit is unquestionably now not static.

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