By Neil Douglas, Terry Wykowski
This e-book demanding situations the roots and parts of the present dominant paradigm of administration, which may legitimize artless practices and lead to disorder, and proposes an alternate in line with a unique figuring out of human nature and social and fiscal lifestyles. This paradigm is designed to lead to the belief of enterprises as wholes instead of assemblies of disembodied fragments, with managers as facilitators of the paintings of others and shapers of tradition, with a transparent feel of objective and an ethical compass. this sort of paradigm might bring about a tradition of administration that's extra useful, extra useful, and extra moral, in keeping with a extra exact and whole comprehension of truth.
This e-book units forth a extra confident figuring out of human nature and collective lifestyles, and the desire that we will be able to be and do better. it's a significant contribution to the sector of administration and may profit teachers, managers, and specialists operating within the fields of organizational improvement and strategic change.
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Academy of Management Learning and Education, 4(1), 75–91. S. (1962). ). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. , & Wykowski, T. (2011). From belief to knowledge. Achieving and sustaining an adaptive culture in organizations. Boca Raton: CRC Press- Taylor and Francis Group. CHAPTER 2 Classes of Management Failure Anticipatory Summary • With management as the chief concern of this book, this chapter identifies and examines the essential characteristics of management inadequacy and puts forward a classification of failure, the compo nents of which are: Flawed conceptions of reality, hubris and the illusion of control, ambiguous purpose and poorly developed ethical sensibility and behavior.
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