Book News: March 1st, 2001

By Steve Carter

This exciting and controversial new book takes the history and culture of the Renaissance as a metaphor and frame of reference for organizations today. In Renaissance Management, Carter examines the evolution of the modern equivalent to the multi-skilled renaissance merchant, soldier, poet – the multi-skilled flexible worker. He challenges some of the traditional assumptions concerning the nature of organizations and the relationship they must have with their workforce. In particular, he criticizes the notion of fixed ‘roles’, in favour of a more flexible and holistic approach to working practice and organizational structure. Inspiring and thought-provoking, this book will stimulate debate about the real priorities and opportunities for individuals and organizations.

Price: 22 US dollars 95