Images of Organization has already established itself as a classic that has influenced management thinking throughout the world. This current edition takes Gareth Morgan’s achievement one step further, providing a rich and comprehensive resource for Images of Organization has already established itself as a classic that has influenced management thinking throughout the world. This current edition takes Gareth Morgan’s achievement one step further, providing a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations. In this monumental work, leading-edge theory is translated into leading-edge practice. The Second Edition of Images of Organization carefully preserves the qualities and strengths of the original while delivering new insights into today’s managerial challenges. Gareth Morgan shows managers how to view their organization by using his renowned creative images and metaphors. Images of Organization, Second Edition challenges and reshapes how we think about organization and management in the most fundamental way.
In a sequence of path-breaking chapters Morgan demonstrates how we can: Mobilize the insights of different metaphors to manage and design organizations in new ways Develop novel understandings of the relationships between organization and environment Create learning organizations with the intelligence of a living brain * Explore the intricacies of corporate culture and the politics of organizational life Understand the unconscious dimensions of organization Translate the new science of chaos and complexity into practical management strategies Confront and deal with the negative impacts that organizations often have on society and the natural world No other management book covers so much ground while developing the implications for management with such force. Gareth Morgan is a master of the links between theory and practice. He has a gift for stripping complex ideas to fundamentals and for fusing a kaleidoscope of insights into practical schemes for reading and shaping organizational life. ...Continua Nascondi