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Author Leavitt, Harold J.

Title Top down : why hierarchies are here to stay and how to manage them more effectively / Harold J. Leavitt
Published Boston, Mass. ; [Great Britain] : Harvard Business School, 2004


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Description xii, 189 pages
Contents 1. Why we don't like hierarchies -- 2. Why hierarchies persist -- 3. Humanizing hierarchies versus systemizing them -- 4. Three changes that shook the hierarchy -- 5. How big hierarchies cope with change -- 6. The manager's authority -- 7. Leadership, authority, and the hierarchy -- 8. Three lessons for manager/leaders -- 9. Hierarchies, managers, and morality
Summary "In this exploration of modern hierarchies, organizational behavior expert Harold J. Leavitt explains what has driven this disconnect between current management theory and the realities of working life. More important, he looks at how this disconnect affects today's managers, who struggle to operate democratically within results-driven, authoritarian hierarchies." "Top Down explores how innovative movements, from participative management to analytic management to "hot groups," have changed hierarchies. This book also shows how modern "manager/leaders" can cope with the conundrums they face in today's hierarchies."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-182) and index
Subject Management.
Executive ability.
Employee empowerment.
Organizational effectiveness.
Author Leavitt, Harold J.
LC no. 2004010145
ISBN 1591394988 hardback