Images of Organization is unique in its aim to open dialogue and extend horizons; there are no right or wrong theories in management. This book explores and develops the art of reading and understanding organizational life. It is based on a very simple premise: that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or ...
Images of Organization is unique in its aim to open dialogue and extend horizons; there are no right or wrong theories in management. This book explores and develops the art of reading and understanding organizational life. It is based on a very simple premise: that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that lead us to see, understand, and manage organizations in disctinctive yet partial ways. Each chapter invites you to engage in a mode of thinking that generates important insights while having major limitations. Images of Organization has already established itself as a classic that has influenced management thinking throughout the world. This New Edition takes Gareth Morgan's achievement one step further, providing a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations. In this monumental work, leading-edge theory is translated into leading-edge practice. The New Edition carefully preserves the qualities and strengths of the original, while delivering new insights on today's managerial challenges. Morgan shows managers how to view their organizations by using his renowned creative images and metaphors.
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This book is a cornerstone work in the field of Organizational Analysis/Behavior. More specifically, this book is an excellent starting point in learning to create analogies to gain insight into organizations and better understand them and the behavior of people within them.
I used this book in an Organizational Behavior class in an MBA program, and it was a vital source for my research paper.
Whether you are in grad school (e.g. MBA, PhD in business) or an executive wanting to better understand the "analogy method" of organizational analysis, this book is a great first step and will most certainly lead you to dig deeper into this fascinating field of research.
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