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ERIC Number: ED175086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 284
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing & Managing Open Organizations: A Model and Methods for Maximizing Organizational Potential.
Mink, Oscar G.; And Others
This volume offers a theory-based approach intended to create organizations that are both adaptable and stable, sensitive to the needs of constituents, and able to achieve goals productively. It is addressed to those who are interested in identifying and releasing organizational potential. The book begins with a practical working model of the "open organization," a system in its best or healthiest state. In addition to a general framework for change, the book presents a step-by-step model that may be used by any organization to (1) clarify individual and organization values; (2) study its strengths and weaknesses in depth; (3) define, prioritize, and achieve consensus on its goals; (4) build trust and open communication in work units; (5) build internal structures for ongoing problem-solving; (6) plan a management development program; and (7) evaluate progress. A battery of diagnostic instruments, action tools, and procedural checklists is also included for managers who want to develop a growth program appropriate to the unique needs and opportunities of their organizations. (Author/JM)
Learning Concepts, 2501 North Lamar, Austin, Texas 78705 ($16.95)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Managerial Influence; Open Organizations