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    DescriptionOrganizations are a part of everyday life, whether in schools, hospitals, police stations or commercial companies. In this classics text, Charles Handy argues that the key to successful organizations lies in a better understanding of the needs and motivations of the people within them. "Understanding Organizations" offers an extended 'dictionary' of the key concepts - culture, motivations, leadership, role-playing, co-ordinating and consultation - and then shows how this 'language' can help us find new solutions to familiar problems. Few management writers have been as consistently challenging and influential as Charles Handy. Firmly established as one of the core business texts, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in organizations and how to make them work better.

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    Understanding Organizations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles B. Handy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 307 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140156034
    ISBN 10: 0140156038

    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    BIC subject category V2: KJU, KJC
    Libri: B-602, B-085
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17800
    Libri: B-458
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000, CKB071000, BUS047000, BIO000000
    DC23: 302.35
    Thema V1.0: KJU, KJC
    Illustrations note
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Charles Handy is now a writer and broadcaster, following careers as an economist, Professor at the London Business School and a consultant to a wide variety of organizations. He is widely regarded as the top 'businessguru' in the UK. UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONS was originally published in 1976. He lives in Norfolk and London (Putney).
    Review text
    The author's years of research and experience into how organizations work are distilled in this invaluable work. The new edition of Understanding Organizations provides an extended 'dictionary' of key concepts such as culture, motivation, leadership, power, role playing and group working, and then explains how to use these ideas to find solutions to your own problems. Read it from cover to cover or dip into it as you need inspiration. (Kirkus UK)
    Table of contents
    Part 1 The concepts: about this book; on the motivation to work; on roles and interactions; on leadership; on power and influence; on the workings of groups; on the cultures of organizations. Part 2 The concepts in application: introduction to part 2; on the people of organizations and their development; on the work of the organization - and its design; on politics and change; on being a manager; on the future of organizations. Part 3 A guide to further study: introduction to part 3; chapter 1; chapter 2; chapter 3; chapter 4; chapter 5; chapter 6; chapter 7; chapter 8; chapter 9; chapter 10; chapter 11; chapter 12.