People in Organisations
If we are to understand the times in which we work and the kinds of organisations in which we work and how these organisations may be changing, it is helpful to reflect on past history, drawing on the ideas of influential thinkers whose work has both explained and shaped organisational development and management practice during the past 90 years.
- Early management trends: emphasis on centralised control and product
- A new focus: people as contributors
- Focus on managers: quality in leadership and decision making
- Current trends: knowledge, partnerships and people-focused cultures