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By Clare Huffington

ISBN-10: 1855751283

ISBN-13: 9781855751286

A pragmatic advisor to the necessities of organisational swap with out keeping off the tough factor of guiding humans in the course of the means of transition.

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The consultant decides to investigate the problem by holding a series of exploratory meetings with the manager and the V D U operators. During these meetings, the poor working conditions of the operators are noted—that they work in isolated and poorly lit and ventilated cubicles, and that their break times are staggered so they can never meet one another or other members of staff. This leads to a sense of alienation, isolation, and high levels of stress. Furthermore, the operators do not have a clear picture of the whole enterprise and their contribu­ tion to it.

1. Systems a. approaches O p e n systems approach T h i s a p p r o a c h focuses o n the d y n a m i c r e l a t i o n s h i p b e t w e e n the o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d its e n v i r o n m e n t , e x p l o r i n g the transfor­ mational processes a n d structures b y w h i c h a n organization a c h i e v e s its p r i m a r y task. It a s s u m e s that the s u r v i v a l of the o r g a n i z a t i o n d e p e n d s o n m a n a g i n g the b o u n d a r y with t h e e x t e r n a l w o r l d , i n t e r m s of i n p u t s a n d o u t p u t s .

Swartz and J, Faban] CONSULTING TO 35 ORGANIZATIONS • T H E O R E T I C A L A P P R O A C H E S T h e r e a r e a n u m b e r of t h e o r e t i c a l a p p r o a c h e s t h a t c a n b e i d e n t i ­ fied. T h e s e are listed b e l o w , together w i t h brief descriptions a n d s u g g e s t i o n s for f u r t h e r r e a d i n g . 1. Systems a. approaches O p e n systems approach T h i s a p p r o a c h focuses o n the d y n a m i c r e l a t i o n s h i p b e t w e e n the o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d its e n v i r o n m e n t , e x p l o r i n g the transfor­ mational processes a n d structures b y w h i c h a n organization a c h i e v e s its p r i m a r y task.

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