am 21. April 2000
This is a much wellcomed edition of the popular 1st edition. There are many ways to learn/teach organizational theory. If you are a manager or are on your way to become a better and a more effective one, you must be apt to interpret whatever surrounds you in your organization. There are many possible perspectives or lenses from which you may view or analyze what is going on in your organization. Applying more than one multiplies your effectiveness as many times fold. Your organizational life will not be the same after reading this book. And this is just the begining. The same author's Imagin.i.zation expands even more your effectiveness. Other books like Bolman&Deal's Reframing organizations (second edition) serve to give you more lenses through which you may see and analyze your reality that surrounds you everyday. Harmon and Mayer's book on Organizational Theory for Public Administration gives you six more lenses if you are interested in public administration, although Morgan's and Bolman&Deal's also apply as well. My students at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru'MBA program are witness of their more than 20 times as much effectiveness they have adquired in their working lives through exposure to these and other perspectives or lenses. For ways to teach with these frames to practicing managers or other questions, you may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
am 4. April 2000
The book covers, in depth, every topic needed to understand the complex nature of organisations and how they work.
Each chapter is very well constructed and makes for easy reading, and the finding of information is made easy too.
Excellent comparisons between different theorists and well referenced.
Well worth a copy if studying for any Business discipline.