A Brief History of the Organization: From the Dawn of Civilization to Leadership of Today's Corporation

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iUniverse, Mar 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 124 pages
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION, New Edition, is a captivating chronology of the thought leaders from Plato to Rousseau, Sir Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking, Weber to Drucker, McGregor to Peters and Hammer who have identified the fundamental pillars of organization effectiveness and thus have broken the barriers that cause organization gridlock and loss of human commitment. Lynn Bentley highlights their theories and practices plus groundbreaking accomplishments: Levi-Strauss's penetrating insights about the interworkings of prehistoric clans, Immanuel Kant's formulation of a basic scientific method, August Comte's development of Sociology, Elton Mayo's eye-opening discoveries resulting from Th e Hawthorne Study, Fredrick Herzberg's thought provoking new work model known as Job Enrichment. Weaving centuries of organization evolution with current corporate CEO case studies and the discussion of a highly workable organization effectiveness model, Bentley artfully makes the study of the organization part of the panorama of history.

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