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Crisis and Renewal By David K. Hurst

Crisis and Renewal by David K. Hurst

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A view of how successfull organizations renew themselves. This text explains why managers need to create a deliberate "ethical anarchy" to preserve their organizations, describes the contexts of effective management, and provides stories and visual models to integrate theory and practice.

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Crisis and Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change by David K. Hurst

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Table of Contents

Introduction - organizational renewal: back to the future; management from the perspective of a reflective practitioner; models of management action; developing a values-based rationality for change; the content of this book; walking the walk. Part 1 The wisdom of the hunters: features of a hunter-gatherer culture; features of a herder culture; disastrous consequences of the hunter-to-herder transformation; the hunters' and herders' story is our story; the case for renewal. Part 2 Learning and performance: elements of an organization; interaction of the elements of an organization - mission emerges; from hunters to herders - mission becomes strategy; from tents to palaces - performance leads to success; performance versus learning. Part 3 Boxes and bubbles: the way we were; crisis; change; legitimatization of a new corporate culture; an emerging model of change. Part 4 Hunters of the spirit: the English industrial revolution; Quaker beliefs and values; Coalbrookdale - the Silicon Valley of the revolution; Quaker accomplishments; Quakerism after the English industrial revolution; revisiting the model of change. Part 5 Growth and renewal: the ecoccycle; the ecocycle in human organizations; perspectives on management action. Part 6 Crisis creation: crisis and creation; constraints; management action in the renewal cycle. Part 7 Ethical anarchy: action 2 - walking the talk; action 3 - creating the contexts; implications for organizations ; think double; paradoxes; rhythms of renewal.

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GOR002263965
9780875845821
0875845827
Crisis and Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change by David K. Hurst
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard Business Review Press
1995-10-01
240
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