"In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing culture": First Edition of The Art of Managing Human Resources; Lengthily signed by Edgar Schein
The Art of Managing Human Resources.
Schein, Edgar H.$750.00
Item Number: 87844
Oxford University Press.
First edition of this work on management. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor opposite the title page, “In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing culture.” All the best, John Ed H. Schein March 29, 2015.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Foreword by Abraham J. Siegel.
In The Art of Managing Human Resources, the eminent business scholar Edgar Schein has gathered together for the first time some of the best and most influential articles that have appeared in M.I.T.'s Sloan Management Review. These articles represent a rich source of creative thinking on the management of human resources and the process of organizational development and change. What makes an organization effective? How does one integrate education with indoctrination? How can one meet both the needs of the organization and the individual? How can one ensure that employee behavior, whether at the shop floor or managerial level, meets ethical standards without sacrificing effectiveness? How can managers improve their own management of time? Does the right kind of culture or a strong culture necessarily lead to greater organizational effectiveness? Or can strong cultures actually constrain desired change? In addressing these and many other central issues, The Art of Managing Human Resources offers a practical perspective on the field as it has evolved over the last twenty-five years, providing executives with the background and ideas needed to build a more effective organization.