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Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, 4th Edition

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, 4th Edition

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

ISBN: 978-0-787-98799-2

Aug 2008, Jossey-Bass

544 pages

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First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal?s best-selling book has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model examines organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:
  • The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results
  • The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics
  • The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics
  • 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
This new edition is filled with new case examples such as Hurricane Katrina and profiles of great leaders such as Mother Theresa, Thomas Keller, and others. In addition, the book updates the "Organizational Theory's Greatest Hits" text boxes throughout, and increases geographic, cultural and gender diversity in examples and text. It also features an enhanced online teacher's guide with a new test bank, as well as updated PowerPoint slides, teaching ideas and experiential activities, and links to resources.

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PART ONE Making Sense of Organizations

ONE Introduction: The Power of Reframing

TWO Simple Ideas, Complex Organizations

PART TWO The Structural Frame

THREE Getting Organized

FOUR Structure and Restructuring

FIVE Organizing Groups and Teams

PART THREE The Human Resource Frame

SIX People and Organizations

SEVEN Improving Human Resource Management

EIGHT Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

PART FOUR The Political Frame

NINE Power, Conflict, and Coalition

TEN The Manager as Politician

ELEVEN Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agents

PART FIVE The Symbolic Frame

TWELVE Organizational Symbols and Culture

THIRTEEN Culture in Action

FOURTEEN Organization as Theater

PART SIX Improving Leadership Practice

FIFTEEN Integrating Frames for Effective Practice

SIXTEEN Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perils

SEVENTEEN Reframing Leadership

EIGHTEEN Reframing Change in Organizations: Training, Realigning, Negotiating, and Grieving

NINETEEN Reframing Ethics and Spirit

TWENTY Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Action

TWENTY-ONE Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Appendix: The Best of Organizational Studies: Scholars’ Hits and Popular Best-Sellers

  • Many updated company examples, along with new examples describing both domestic and international companies, such as 3M, Best Buy, BMW, Circuit City, eBay, Gazprom, Google, Home Depot, Microsoft, Publix supermarkets, Raytheon, Starbucks, Subway, UPS, and Wal-Mart
  • New case examples covering managers like Bob Nardelli and successor Frank Blake of Home Depot, Lou Gerstner of IBM, James McNerney of 3M and Boeing, and Lisa Brummel of Microsoft
  • New examples involving the FAA and NORAD responses to the 9/11 attacks, as outlined in the report of the 9/11 commission; FEMA and Hurricane Katrina; the rise of the "green" movement in the United States; and controversy surrounding "school choice" and the "No Child Left Behind" act
  • Updated content and expanded discussion of numerous topics, including self-managing teams, dramaturgical and institutional theory, and change theory
  • Includes coverage of new topics including the "blink" process, "black swans," and gay rights
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The authors have distilled the organizational literature into a comprehensive approach for looking at situations from more than one angle. Their four frames view organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:
  • The Structural Frame: how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results
  • The Human Resource Frame: how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics
  • The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics
  • 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