Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

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W. Ross MacDonald School Resource Services Library, 2006
The authors propose a method to allow leaders to guide their organizations through periods of change, and; to find new opportunites and options. The use of frames, or multiple perspectives, allows managers to decode organizational complexity and steer the change process. The four perspectives discussed are: ʺ The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results ʺ The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics ʺ The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics ʺ The 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.

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This was one of the books assigned in my Organizational Leadership class for my doctroral program at UGA. It was the best of the books assigned to the course, the most readable, and the most ... Read full review

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