In today's highly complex and rapidly changing business environment, the ability to manage change and to promote and sustain a vital corporate culture are crucial skills for practicing mangers. In The Art of Managing Human Resources, the eminent business scholar Edgar Schein has gathered together for the first time some of the best and most influential articles that have appeared in M.I.T.'s Sloan Management Review. These articles represent a rich source of creative thinking on the management of human resources and the process of organizational development and change.
What makes an organization effective? How does one integrate education with indoctrination? How can one meet both the needs of the organization and the individual? How can one ensure that employee behavior, whether at the shop floor or managerial level, meets ethical standards without sacrificing effectiveness? How can managers improve their own management of time? Does the right kind of culture or a strong culture necessarily lead to greater organizational effectiveness? Or can strong cultures actually constrain desired change? In addressing these and many other central issues, The Art of Managing Human Resources offers a practical perspective on the field as it has evolved over the last twenty-five years, providing executives with the background and ideas needed to build a more effective organization.
Written specifically for practicing managers, this volume avoids technical language and contains minimal discussion of research and methodology. It will be essential reading for line managers and human resource executives as well as for researchers, consultants, and executives-in-training concerned with human resource management and organizational change.
About the Editor:
Edgar H. Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T. He has written numerous books, including Organizational Culture and Leadership and Organizational Psychology (now in its third edition) and has contributed articles to Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial Management Review and Sloan Management Review.
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Edgar H. Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Review:
"A valuable collection....The pieces cover organizational behavior and problems at every level. More important, however, they do it from a viewpoint that's as practical as it is theoretical."--Newsday
"A rich source of creative thinking on the management of human resources and the process of organizational change and development, offering a practical perspective."--Business Executive
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195048822