Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, 4th Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2008-08-18
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal's best-selling book has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model examines organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get resultsThe Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamicsThe Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politicsThe Symbolic Frame: how to shape a culture that gives purpose and meaning to work, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build team spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story

Author Biography

Lee G. Bolman holds the Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He consults worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities, and schools. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Terrence E. Deal is the retired Irving R. Melbo Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. He now writes and makes wine in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the coauthor of sixteen books, including the best-selling Corporate Cultures (with A. A. Kennedy, 1982) and Managing the Hidden Organization (with W. A. Jenkins, 1994). He lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Making Sense of Organizations
Introduction: The Power of Reframingp. 3
Simple Ideas, Complex Organizationsp. 23
The Structural Frame
Getting Organizedp. 45
Structure and Restructuringp. 71
Organizing Groups and Teamsp. 99
The Human Resource Frame
People and Organizationsp. 119
Improving Human Resource Managementp. 139
Interpersonal and Group Dynamicsp. 165
The Political Frame
Power, Conflict, and Coalitionp. 191
The Manager as Politicianp. 211
Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agentsp. 229
The Symbolic Frame
Organizational Symbols and Culturep. 251
Culture in Actionp. 279
Organization as Theaterp. 293
Improving Leadership Practice
Integrating Frames for Effective Practicep. 311
Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perilsp. 327
Reframing Leadershipp. 341
Reframing Change in Organizations: Training, Realigning, Negotiating, and Grievingp. 373
Reframing Ethics and Spiritp. 397
Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Actionp. 411
Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadershipp. 435
The Best of Organizational Studies: Scholars' Hits and Popular Best-Sellersp. 439
Referencesp. 445
The Authorsp. 481
Name Indexp. 483
Subject Indexp. 494
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