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Productive workplaces : organizing and managing for dignity, meaning, and community

Author: Marvin R Weisbord
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass ; Chichester : John Wiley, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd rev. edView all editions and formats
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Explores effective strategies for improving workplace productivity through dignity, meaning, and community.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin R Weisbord
ISBN: 0787971170 9780787971175
OCLC Number: 56463498
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: 464 pages
Contents: Acknowledgments.About the Author.Introduction: How to Get the Most from Productive Workplaces Revisited.1. A Personal Prologue: Discovering Theories X and Y.Part One: The Search for Productive Workplaces.2. Scientific Management Revisited: A Tale of Two Taylors.3. The Consulting Engineer: Taylor Invents a New Profession.4. Lewin: The Practical Theorist.5. The Learning Organization: Lewin's Legacy to Management.6. McGregor and the Roots of Organization Development.7. The Human Side of Enterprise Revisited: A New Look at Theories X and Y.8. Undoing Taylorism: Emery, Trist, and the Sociotechnical Revolution.9. Open Systems and the New Paradigm: How Emery and Trist Redefined the Workplace.Part Two: Transforming Theory into Practice and Practice into Theory.10. Adding Action to Research: Lewin's Practice Theory Road Map.11. Methods of Diagnosis and Action: Taking Snapshots and Making Movies.12. Rethinking Organizational Improvement: New Perspectives on Consultation.13. Improving Whole Systems: Alternatives to the Report-in-the-Drawer Phenomenon.14. Management Training in Academic Medicine.15. Productivity After Taylor: Systems Learning Replaces Expert Analysis.Part Three: Learning and Applying New Practice Theories.16. Managing and Consulting in the 21st Century.17. Transforming Teamwork: Working Relationships in a Fast-Changing World.18. Designing Work: Structure and Process for Learning and Self-Control.19. Managing and Consulting Beyond the Design Limits: Changing Everything at Once.20. Future Search: Evolving a Whole Systems Improvement Strategy.21. Improving Whole Systems Worldwide.22. How There and Then Looks from Here and Now: Ten Cases Revisited.Epilogue: Still Caught Between Paradigms: Where Do We Go from Here?References.Index. Indicates new chapters or includes updates written for this edition.
Responsibility: Marvin R. Weisbord.

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