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The Post-Bureaucratic Organization : New Perspectives on Organizational Change - Charles Heckscher

The Post-Bureaucratic Organization

New Perspectives on Organizational Change

By: Charles Heckscher (Editor), Anne Donnellon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1994
ISBN: 9780803957183
Number Of Pages: 296

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What is wrong with bureaucracy? What does the post-bureaucratic organization offer in the way of improvement? These and other such questions are addressed in this volume which critically examines the implications of the transformation of organizations from bureaucratic to post-bureaucratic.



Beginning with a definition of the 'ideal' post-bureaucratic organization, the book then critiques some of the fundamental assumptions of bureaucratic organizations such as, the ethic of individual merit, decision-making roles and coordinated effort. It also analyzes the process of change from bureaucracy to post-bureaucracy and three alternative approaches to bureaucracy. The book concludes with case studies which illustrate both the strengths and weaknesses of post-bureaucratic organizations.

Introduction
Defining the Post-Bureaucratic Type
Teams, Performance, and Rewards
Will the Post-Bureaucratic Organization Be a Post-Meritocratic Organization?
Cognitive Reapportionment
Rethinking the Location of Judgment in Managerial Decision Making
The Virtual Organization
Bureaucracy, Technology, and the Implosion of Control
Transformational Processes
The Paradox of Quality Management
Commitment, Ownership, and Control
Bureaucracy
Can We Do Better? We Can Do Worse
Constraints on the Interactive Organization as an Ideal Type
Allen-Bradley's ICCG Case Study
A Commentary
Lakeville Chemical Plant
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ISBN: 9780803957183
ISBN-10: 0803957181
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st July 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.44  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.49

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