Beyond Certainty: The Changing Worlds of Organizations
In this challenging and exhilarating collection of 35 recent essays, the best-selling author and social philosopher shares his reflections on a changing world, a world in which we can be certain only of uncertainty. To plan for the future in such an environment, says Charles Handy, we must learn to think differently. In vintage Handy style, the author offers pearls of wisdom and truths about work and organizational life. He advocates compromise as the path to progress and urges organizations to give more freedom to individual employees in order to maintain a balance between commitment and creativity. Beyond Certainty is a book to dip into, enjoy, and share with colleagues and friends.
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In this collection of essays, the British management consultant, social philosopher, and author of The Age of Unreason (LJ 11/15/90), The Age of Paradox (McGraw-Hill, 1994), and Gods of Management ... Read full review
Beyond Certainty A Personal Odyssey
The Coming Work Culture
What is a Company For?
Are Jobs for Life Killing Enterprise?
Why Theres Life After Work
Teach Your Children Well
What They Dont Teach You at Business School
Work is Where I Have My Meetings
How to Learn from the Real Thing
Ancient Greeks or Modern Britons?
The Birth of the Conceptual College
The Challenge of a Second Lifetime
Flexing Chunking and Changing
Paying Our Last Respects to Honor
Can the Dream Become a Nightmare?
A Company Possessed?
Are We All Federalists Now?
Are There Bugs in Our Offices?
In Search of an Idea World
The Parable of a Fallen City
Should We Be Paying Higher Taxes?
The Great Rowing Eight of Life
Is There Time to Raise Our Standards
When Arithmetic Doesnt Count
Be Good Get Rich but Stay Small
Japans WomenOriented Workplace
When Companies Are Condominiums
Make Your Business a Monastery
What It Takes to Make a Manager
The New Age of Positive Power
All Change in the World of Work
The Gun Laws of Galapagos
Living Fast Dying Rich
How Do You Manage When You Cant See the People?
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