Strategy and Business 2012 Organizational Culture Book of the Year
This third edition of the classic resource, Productive Workplaces is smart, well-written and well-researched, thoughtful, somewhat provocative, and a one-of-a-kind review of the integration of economics, technology, and people. It covers such topics as: the work on self as integral to organizational change; the revision of Lewinian concepts for a new era; and the history behind “getting everybody improving whole systems” as a response to fast change and increasing diversity (not the same as using any particular method). The themes, case studies (many revisited), and models are as relevant as ever.
Keywords: theory of productive workplaces, practices of productive workplaces, productive workplaces, methods of productive workplaces, large group methods, myths of organization development, current OD practices, application of OD practices, Frederick Taylor, Lewin, McGregor, Trist, Emery