Covert Processes at Work

Author: Robert J. Marshak
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609943341
Format: PDF, Docs
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Organizational change initiatives often fail because they focus exclusively on the rational, overt aspects of change, overlooking the powerful role played by concealed or irrational factors. It's well known that these covert processes--such as hidden agendas, blind spots, office politics, tacit assumptions, secret hopes, wishes and fears--frequently sabotage change efforts, but up until now nobody has offered a rigorous, consistent way of identifying and dealing with them. Drawing on over thirty years of experience as an organizational change consultant to global corporations and government agencies, Robert J. Marshak shows precisely how to bring these hidden processes to light and deal with their negative impact. Marshak identifies five different dimensions of covert processes, presents an integrated model to explain the ultimate source of all of them, and shows how to diagnose whether any covert processes might be at work in your organization. He then offers specific tools and techniques for engaging and managing these "under-the-table" processes and for creating the kind of organizational environment in which such hidden dynamics are unable to flourish. Covert Processes at Work is a comprehensive and practical guide that managers, leaders, and consultants can use to deal with the hidden dynamics that are often at the root of many organizational problems.

Handbook for Strategic HR

Author: OD Network
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814432506
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The role of human resources is no longer limited to hiring, managing compensation, and ensuring compliance. Since the 1990s, a transformation has occurred. Companies are calling upon a new breed of HR professionals to behave as organization development consultants, helping to determine priorities in running the business, design how work gets done,craft strategy, and shape culture. A compendium of the best thinking on the subject, Handbook for Strategic HR includes 78 articles from the renowned OD Practitioner. It introduces readers to core organization development strategies and skills, giving them creative approaches, practical tips, and proven methods to help them: * See the big picture, think systemically, and strategically identify where best to foster change in their organization * Team up with consultants and senior-level staff in leading a change project * Put employee engagement to practical use and involve "minds, hearts, and hands" in the important work of the organization * Operate effectively in cross-cultural and virtual working situations Comprehensive and practical, this forward-thinking book enables readers to become key partners in leading their organizations forward. This book is approved for HRCI Recertification Credit. See the SHRM store website for details.

Handbook for Strategic HR Section 3

Author: OD Network
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814436986
Format: PDF
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“Use of self” is what Organizational Development practitioners call the complex set of awareness and behaviors that make it possible to be genuinely helpful to others. Effective use of self is essential for influencing change in an organization. This section will help you understand how your assumptions influence your behavior and your perception of others; how to counter covert dynamics in the workplace that undermine productivity; how to encourage ethical leadership; how to foster inclusion; and how to continually learn about greater self-awareness and better working relationships with colleagues.

Pattern Formation In The Physical And Biological Sciences

Author: H. Frederick Nijhout
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 042996191X
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This Lecture Notes Volume represents the first time any of the summer school lectures have been collected and published on a discrete subject rather than grouping all of a season's lectures together. This volume provides a broad survey of current thought on the problem of pattern formation. Spanning six years of summer school lectures, it includes articles which examine the origin and evolution of spatial patterns in physio-chemical and biological systems from a great diversity of theoretical and mechanistic perspectives. In addition, most of these pieces have been updated by their authors and three articles never previously published have been added.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518734059
Format: PDF, Docs
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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

Organization Development

Author: W. Warner Burke
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013389262X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Master the modern discipline of Organizational Development (OD), and use it to plan and drive effective change. Organization Development, Third Edition is today's complete overview of the OD discipline for managers, executives, administrators, consultants, and students alike. Fully updated to reflect major changes since the classic Second Edition, it explains how OD is now practiced, and how it is continuing to evolve. The authors illuminate each key theory in the field, giving readers the background they need to translate theory into action, make key choices, help organizations learn, and lead change. Coverage includes: What OD is, where it came from, and where it is headed Understanding OD as a process of change Defining the OD client (why your client may not be who you think it is) Diagnosing organizational problems Applying the Burke-Litwin model of organizational performance and change Assessing how well OD techniques work Working as an OD consultant, and much more

Der Schattenkrieg

Author: Ronen Bergman
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641095158
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.