The Third Edition of the bestselling Diagnosing Organizations shows how consultants and applied researchers can help decision makers quickly and flexibly diagnose problems and challenges and decide how to deal with them. This thoroughly revised edition can help practitioners of diagnosis directly address concerns that are critical to clients, rather than just provide feedback on current conditions and operations. In an authoritative yet readable fashion, author Michael I. Harrison presents updated treatments of the uses of diagnosis, evaluating organizational effectiveness, improving team performance, planning organization redesign projects, and assessing organization-environment relations and competitive strategy. Also treated are the politics of change management, professional dilemmas, and ethical issues confronting practitioners.
Simon's father has been accused of the murder of a rival cab driver and Simon faces a life branded as the son of a murderer. Then he meets Charley, grieving for her dead father, the murder victim, and they determine to find out the real story behind the murder. Together they can face up to the danger which surrounds them, and bring back some hope for the future. Michael Harrison was born in Oxford in 1939. He has taught in North Queensland, London, Oxford, and Hartlepool but is now a part-time librarian in Oxford and enjoys visiting schools as a writer. He is married with two grown-up sons. His previous books include a history of witches, funny novels, retellings of Norse myths, a book of poems, Junk Mail, and a retelling of Don Quixote. Together with Christopher Stuart-Clark, he has anthologised many books for OUP, including The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems. Facing the Dark is his second novel for OUP, and is now reissued in a smaller mass- market format.
A companion volume to the very successful "Short! A Book of Very Short Stories". A book of very short poems which will make you smile and make you think, and which you won't be able to forget. * Very short poems are highly appealing to children who may be put off by longer ones. * Wonderful, witty black and white illustrations throughout. * Michael Harrison has edited many best-selling anthologies for the OUP. * Michael Harrison lives in Oxford.
Dear Mum, I am alright. I am not hurt. You will receive more instructions later. Do not tell the police, or else. MARTIN. As soon as he opens his front door, Martin knows something's wrong. But he never expects the hand over his mouth, the rope around his wrists, and the man who's after a ransom.
This book presents a distinctive approach to organizational consultation and planned change that reflects current research and theorizing about organizational change and effectiveness. The authors draw on multiple analytical frameworks to produce empirically grounded models of sources of ineffectiveness and forces for change. The book offers workable solutions to critical problems and demonstrates ways to meet organizational challenges such as market downturns, technological change, and alliances with other organizations.
Bournville began as a "Model Village" in 1895 and has since grown into a large garden suburb. Started by the Quaker chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury, this seminal scheme was handed over to a charitable Trust in 1900. The Trustees have carefully controlled the growth of the estate, which now covers more than a thousand acres and contains some 7,600 houses. The aims of the Trust remain very similar to those established by Cadbury, and Bournville was and is still renowned for its clever site planning, good quality housing, and excellent landscaping.