Organising and managing work : organisational, managerial and strategic behaviour in theory and practice / Tony J. Watson.

by Watson, Tony JLooking glass.

Publisher: Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2006.Description: xxvii, 497 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 027370480X; 9780273704805.Subject(s): ManagementLooking glass | Organizational effectivenessLooking glassNote: Previous ed.: 2002.Note: Bibliography: pages 461-491. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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

Previous ed.: 2002.

Bibliography: pages 461-491. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Organising and Managing Work: Study and Practice
  • 2 Organisations and Management: The Systems-Control Orthodoxy
  • 3 Organising and Managing: A Process-Relational Perspective
  • 4 People, Identity and Culture
  • 5 Experience and Work: Orientation, Emotion and Managing to Manage
  • 6 Organising and Strategy-Making
  • 7 Structure, Culture and The Struggle for Management Control
  • 8 Choice and Constraint in the Shaping Of Structure and Culture
  • 9 Shaping Tasks and Winning Co-operation
  • 10 Power, Decision-Making and Organisational Mischief
  • 11 Organising, Managing and Human Resourcing
  • 12 Managing in a Changing World: Capability, Learning, Trust and Morality
  • Concept Guide

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