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The Character of Organizations, Updated Edition: Using Personality Type in Organization Development

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An enormous consulting industry has sprung up promising to help organizations overhaul themselves to meet today's competitive pressures. Yet far too often, such change efforts fail. The solution, according to best-selling management author William Bridges, lies in identifying, understanding and working with what he calls organizational character. Just as people have personalities, Bridges explains, organizations - as well as their departments and teams - have characters. An organization's character shapes how decisions get made and new ideas are received, how employees are treated and change is accepted or rejected - all factors that affect company performance. Using examples from McDonald's, Hewlett-Packard, GE and other companies, Bridges identifies 16 organizational character types using the framework of MBTI© personality types and shows how these influence an organization's growth and development. With a foreword by Sandra Krebs Hirsh and a new preface by the author, this updated edition of the time-tested classic includes the Organizational Character Index, Bridges' popular tool for assessing the character of your own organization or team.

Synopsis:

Just as people have personalities, Bridges explains, organizations - as well as their departments and teams - have characters

Synopsis:

First published in 1992, Bridge's classic guide for management consultants is reissued for the mainstream business market with a new design, new foreword and new preface. Includes the "Organizational Character Index" that readers can use to identify their own organizations' character type.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780891061496
Foreword:
Hirsh, Sandra Krebs
Author:
Hirsh, Sandra Krebs
Author:
Krebs Hirsh, Sandra
Author:
Bridges, William
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Location:
Palo Alto, Calif.
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Organizational Behavior
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Negotiating
Subject:
Corporate culture
Subject:
Organizational change
Subject:
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Subject:
Typology.
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Development & Growth
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Updated ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.5 oz

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