Organising and Managing Work

Organising and Managing Work

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The book takes as its starting point the everyday practices of people at all levels in organisations as they manage their work. It encourages the reader to use and judge organisation and management theories by their relevance to 'real life' practices and dilemmas, ranging the day-to-day to major strategic change.

The book also offers insights into aspects of organisational life that are often marginalised, such as the politics and ethics of managerial action; the ambiguous, uncertain and contested nature of organisational processes; and the significance of angst, emotion, humour and mischief in the everyday life of organisations
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 150 x 220 x 20mm | 400g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 027370480X
  • 9780273704805
  • 932,864

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Organising and managing work: study, critique and practice

Chapter 2: Organisations and organising: bureaucracy, control, processes and negotiated orders

Chapter 3: People and organisations: identity, culture and narrative

Chapter 4: Organisations and people: orientations, emotions and mischief

Chapter 5: Managing the organisation: managerial functions, tasks, processes and competences

Chapter 6: Managing to manage: power, decision-making, ethics and the struggle to cope

Chapter 7: Organisational structure, culture and change

Chapter 8 Managing, motivating, leading and tasking

Chapter 9 Organisations, environments and strategic managing

Chapter 10 Organising and managing human resources
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