The promise of "Images of organization"; mechanization takes command - organizations as machines; nature intervenes - organizations as organisms; learning and self-organization - organization as brains; creating social reality - organizations as cultures; interests, conflicts, and power - organizations as political systems; exploring Plato's cave - organizations as psychic prisons; unfolding logics of change - organization as flux and transformation; the ugly face - organizations as instruments of domination; reading and shaping organizational life; using metaphor to manage in a turbulent world.
Gareth Morgan is the author of seven books, including Imaginization, and has worked throughout Europe and North America with such companies as Continental AG, GE, Hewlett-Packard, Northern Telecom, Royal Bank of Canada, Shell, and Volkswagen. He is Distinguished Research Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.
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--Curt Lindberg, President, VHA of New Jersey
"We are moving from the world of traditional organizing forms into a new and uncharted world. If I were to choose one guidebook for exploring both worlds, I'd choose Images of Organization. It will help practitioners and leaders multiply their abilities to see, understand, and redesign organizations to fit today's extraordinary challenges."
--Bill Veltrop, Founder, International Center for Organizational Design
"An intellectual tour de force . . . a major contribution to the literature."
--Journal of Occupational Psychology