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This third edition of the classic resource, Productive Workplaces is smart, well-written and well-researched, thoughtful, somewhat provocative, and a one-of-a-kind review of the integration of economics, technology, and people. It covers such topics as: the work on self as integral to organizational change; the revision of Lewinian concepts for a new era; and the history behind "getting everybody improving whole systems" as a response to fast change and increasing diversity (not the same as using any particular method). The themes, case studies (many revisited), and models are as relevant as ever.
Table of Contents
|Updates from the Field xxi Foreword by Billie Alban: The Existential Question||p. xxiii|
|Preface:Welcome to Productive Workplaces, 25th Anniversary Edition||p. xxvii|
|Introduction: Getting the Most from Productive Workplaces||p. xxxiii|
|Mythology and Managing||p. 1|
|A Mythology of Organizational Change||p. 3|
|How I Learned to Manage by Managing||p. 15|
|Searching for Productive Workplaces||p. 33|
|Scientific Management: A Tale of Two Taylors||p. 35|
|Taylor Invents a New Profession||p. 59|
|Action Research: Lewin Revises Taylorism||p. 79|
|Lewin's Legacy to Management||p. 97|
|The Transition to Experiential Learning||p. 113|
|McGregor and the Roots of Organization Development||p. 133|
|Theories X and Y for a New Generation||p. 149|
|Emery and Trist Redefine the Workplace||p. 167|
|Learning to Work in a New Paradigm||p. 185|
|Learning from Experience||p. 203|
|Putting Action Research to Work||p. 207|
|Rethinking Diagnosis and Action||p. 221|
|Food Services Turnover: Action Research and Human Resource Accounting||p. 223|
|Chem Corp R&D: Managers Do Their Own Feedback||p. 230|
|Packaging Plant: Operators Meet Expert Analysis||p. 235|
|Solcorp: Expertise Can't Fix the Old Paradigm||p. 244|
|Managing and Consulting in Permanent White Water||p. 253|
|Involving Everyone to Improve the Whole||p. 269|
|Medical School: Stakeholders Plan the Future||p. 270|
|Printing Inc.: Getting the Report Out of the Drawer||p. 277|
|Revising Theories of What Works||p. 289|
|Making Systems Thinking Experiential||p. 303|
|Integrating the Past into the Present||p. 317|
|21st Century Managing and Consulting||p. 321|
|Changing Everything at Once||p. 343|
|Teamwork in a Fast-Changing World||p. 375|
|Designing Work for Learning and Self-Control||p. 387|
|Future Search: The Whole System in the Room||p. 411|
|Cross-Cultural Future Searching||p. 427|
|Learning Then and Now||p. 443|
|Ten Cases Decades Later: What's Sustainable About "Change"?||p. 445|
|Changing the World One Meeting at a Time||p. 459|
|The Future Never Comes, It's Already Here||p. 471|
|About the Author||p. 505|
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