Organizational management: approaches and solutions is an easily readable and accessible text fusing normative, critical and practitioner aspects. It provides useful and practical guidelines for planning, organizing, leading and controlling the efforts of organisation members and resources to achieve stated organizational goals. It will appeal to postgraduates, practitioners, trainers and consultants. It includes: box sections; key point summary lists; famous quotations; diagrams and images drawn from key literature; vignettes/cameo stories to illustrate points; case studies and self-testing sections and scenarios i.e. a problem will be presented and then the question will be asked - what would you do? Suggested and indicative answers will be provided. A central feature of the text is the interconnection of the sections of the work which are related to and cross-referred to each other so that you can undertake individual 'journeys' through the work.
- Chapter - 01: Management and organization: The 21st-century global and international context;
- Chapter - 02: Historical and contemporary contexts: The representation and character of 'modern' organizations;
- Chapter - 03: Using critical management approaches in managing people and organizations;
- Chapter - 04: Leadership and management: The challenge of performance;
- Chapter - 05: Employee engagement through effective communications;
- Chapter - 06: Leadership and trust - how to build a trustworthy company: The importance of communication;
- Chapter - 07: Effective team-working in contemporary organizations;
- Chapter - 08: Managing internet user behaviour within organizations: Inter- and intra-generational trends;
- Chapter - 09: Arts pedagogy in management development;
- Chapter - 10: Viewing leadership from a systemic perspective;
- Chapter - 11: Leading and managing people through change and resistance to change
"Covering organizational behaviour, leadership, employee engagement, change and much more besides this is an excellent primer, providing concise yet informative theory that is built upon by the authors' own real-world business experiences."
Peter Stokes is Professor of Sustainable Management, Marketing and Tourism and Deputy Dean at Chester Business School. He has applied his work through national and international knowledge transfer and consultancy projects across a range of business and industrial sectors. He has been visiting lecturer and academic advisor in businesses, universities and business schools in a range of contexts including France, Holland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Senegal (West Africa), Vietnam, Morocco, Hong Kong, China, India, Dubai and Japan.