Gods of Management: The Changing Work of Organisations

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The four gods of the title - Zeus, Apollo, Athena and Dionysus - symbolize the different styles of management and culture to be found in organizations. The underlying point is that management is not a precise science, but more of a creative and political process, owing much to the prevailing culture and traditions of the organization. Part 1 explains the theory of cultures and how it applies to organizations; Part 2 examines the major cultural crisis affecting businesses today; as the multi-layered and multi-structured organizations - in the Apollonian or bureaucratic model - have reached a dead end and must give way to the cultures of Zeus and Dionysus, gods of individualism and personal power.

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Charles Handy has identified four management styles to be found in organisations, and using the allegory of Greek gods he explains the different values of each style, and how these create the culture of an organisation.
To be successful a leader, or manager, needs to be aware of the culture
within their organisation and to be able to work to its strengths. Gods of Management is the essential handbook for understanding management styles, and is valuable reading for anyone who needs to be aware of how the choices they make on a daily basis can create a more satisfying and productive workplace.

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Charles Handy started his career at Shell and was a co-founder of the London Business School (where he was a Professor between 1978-1994). He has been rated as one of Thinkers 50, the most influential management thinkers.

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