9781576750933

The Beauty of the Beast

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  • ISBN13:

    9781576750933

  • ISBN10:

    1576750930

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-03-13
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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Summary

Reviewing more than 30 years of work with organizations, Geoffrey Bellman offers his insight into the nature of these beasts in all their madness, mystery, wretchedness, and wonderfulness -- and points the way out of the whole chaotic mess. He suggests that by recognizing the beast in themselves, readers will feel less distant from -- and more responsible for creating and improving -- these troubling structures.Bellman combines the beauty and beast aspects of organizations into 20 renewal and redesign principles that teach how to embrace the organizational world while working hard to change it.

Author Biography

Geoff Bellman is an award-winning author. He is a founding member of the Woodlands Group and the Community Consulting Project, as well as a long-time member of the American Society for Training and Development and the Organization Development Network.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I Facing the Beast 1(34)
Hating and Loving Organizations
3(10)
Accepting Organizations for What They Are
13(8)
Creating a Bureaucracy to Curse
21(14)
Part II Searching for the Beauty 35(36)
Essential Questions for Organizations
41(12)
Aspiring to Life
53(10)
Signs of Life in Your Organizations
63(8)
Part III Finding Beauty Within Beast 71(52)
The Reach for Renewal
75(10)
The Roots of Renewal
85(10)
The Response to Renewal
95(10)
The Realities of Renewal
105(18)
Part IV Renewing Organizations, Groups, and Individuals 123(30)
Renewing a Large Organizations
125(10)
Bringing Work Groups to Life
135(8)
Praticing Renewal Daily
143(10)
Conclusion: The Choices We Make 153(4)
Related Resources 157(2)
Index 159(6)
About the Author 165

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