A Revision of Management and Organization
Flexibility is found to be presented as an essentially new strategic challenge that can be explained through demonstrating some of the main changes in the competitive environment and providing a description of these changes in terms of organization and management. In this chapter, we look into the importance of flexibility through first demonstrating how some of the objective changes imply organizational effectiveness. For this task, we also have to be able to develop a more appropriate world view since managers would prefer to associate their organizations today with novelty, diversity, chaos, and creativity rather that the traditional uniformity, stability, order, and optimality. This chapter provides a description of the changes in commonplace management thinking regarding key organization and management theories.
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