Requisite Organization: A Total System for Effective Managerial Organization and Managerial Leadership for the 21st Century

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Carson Hall & Company Pub, Jan 16, 1997 - Management - 137 pages
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Based on Elliott Jaques latest research, this is a thorough revision of a book that has established itself as a classic in its field. Jaques has written a practical high-level, how-to book, that applies to all kinds of working organizations - industrial, commercial, service and public. He sets out a totally new way of doing business. Step by step, he builds up the concepts, and then introduces the working procedures to enable CEOs and senior executives, managers, and HR specialists, to develop requisite organization for themselves - in other words, organization which enhances creativity, productive effectiveness, human satisfaction and excellent morale. Requisite Organization challenges all of our current methods and assumptions in the field of organization, leadership and management, and presents a unified total management system built upon a rigorous theoretical base, Stratified Systems Theory. Any enterprise can gain a competitive edge in the short-term by introducing new products and services. In the long-term, however, an adaptive and successful enterprise calls for soundly structured organization with effective staffing and managerial leadership at every level - a requisite organization.

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a complex book that contains some of the most original thinking on org structuring that you will find anywhere. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Elliott Jaques' academic posts include Visiting Research Professor in Management Science at The George Washington University and Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Brunel University in England. A trained psychoanalyst, and business organization guru, he has continuously combined work with organizations and with individuals - in industry, commerce, public service, education, the Church of England and the US Army. He is the author of 18 books, including Human Capability with Kathryn Cason, also published by Gower. In The Changing Culture of a Factory (1951), Dr Jaques introduced the concept of business culture and its affect on the work environment. He is recognized for creating the concept of mid-life crisis, in his 1965 scholarly paper, 'Death and the Mid-Life Crisis'.

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