Book News: September 4th, 2008

By Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

This new edition is filled with new case examples such as Hurricane Katrina and profiles of great leaders such as Mother Theresa, Thomas Keller, and others.

The book sets out a structural framework demonstrating how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results. The human resource frame explores how organizations can be tailored to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamic.

It also explores a political frame looking at power and conflict and building coalitions, honing political skills, and dealing with internal and external politics. A symbolic frame examines ways in which culture can be shaped to give purpose and meaning to work, and it suggests ways to stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build team spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story.

Published by Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-0-7879-8798-5. £26.99