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Diagnosing Organizations : Methods, Models, and Processes - Dr. Michael I. Harrison

Diagnosing Organizations

Methods, Models, and Processes

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780761925712
Number Of Pages: 192

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How can organizations handle the opportunities and threats posed by rapidly changing markets and external conditions? How can they improve their overall effectiveness? The Third Edition of Diagnosing Organizations contains up-to-date treatments of techniques and models for diagnosing how organizations deal with challenges like these. The book also shows how consultants and applied researchers can help managers find ways to enhance organizational effectiveness. The completely revised edition of this best-selling book presents the latest techniques for gathering and analyzing diagnostic data. It also covers models and methods for diagnosing organizational designs, everyday practices, fits among organizational components, organizational politics, and power relations. Ethical and political dilemmas of consulting and diagnosis are also explored. The book retains its original coverage of the process of working with members of a client organization to plan and administer a diagnostic study and communicate its results.

Approaches and Methods
Using the Open System Model
Assessing Individual and Group Behavior
System Fits and Power Relations
Diagnosing Environmental Relations
Challenges and Dilemmas of Diagnosis
General Orientation Overview
Standardized Diagnostic Instruments
A Guide to Diagnosing Behavior During Meetings
Where to Get Training and Experience in Organizational Diagnosis
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ISBN: 9780761925712
ISBN-10: 0761925716
Series: Applied Social Research Methods
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.68  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised