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Beyond certainty : the changing worlds of organisations

Author: Charles B Handy
Publisher: London : Arrow Books Ltd., 1996.
Series: Arrow business books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Change has accelerated over the last decade and post 1980s we see that prosperity cannot last forever. We can now only be certain of uncertainty, and must adapt to make our future work. Handy argues for compromise as the way forward.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles B Handy
ISBN: 0099549913 9780099549918 0875846718 9780875846712
OCLC Number: 152407219
Notes: Cover subtitle: "We must not let our past, however glorious, get in the way of our future."
Description: vii, 214 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Beyond certainty: a personal odyssey --
The coming work culture --
Balancing corporate power: a new federalist paper --
What is a company for? --
Are jobs for life killing enterprise? --
Why there's life after work --
Teach your children well --
What they don't teach you in business school --
A company possessed? --
Are we all federalists now? --
Are there bugs in our offices? --
In search of an ideal world ... --
The parable of a fallen city --
Should we be paying higher taxes? --
The great rowing eight of life --
Is there time to raise our standards? --
When arithmetic doesn't count --
Be good, get rich, but stay small --
Japan's women-oriented workplace --
Work is where I have my meetings --
How to learn from the "real thing" --
Ancient Greeks or modern Britons? --
The birth of the conceptual college --
The challenge of a second lifetime --
Flexing, chunking, and changing --
Paying our last respects to honor --
Can the dream become the nightmare? --
When companies are condominiums --
Make your business a monastery --
What it takes to make a manager --
The new age of positive power --
All change in the world of work --
The gun laws of Galapagos --
Living fast, dying rich --
How do you manage when you can't see the people?
Series Title: Arrow business books.
Responsibility: Charles Handy.

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