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The Gods of Management: The Changing Work of Organisations by Charles B. Handy

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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. This 1991 Random House Business Books Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780712651424 SKU: 1310613 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.