Organising and Managing Work
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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
  • FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 027370480X
  • 9780273704805
  • 913,023

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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