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The Ethics of Organizational Transformation

Author : W. Michael Hoffman
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This volume represents discussion and comments from a conference of academics, corporate executives, and federal officials examining the ethics of mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers. Topics addressed are timely considering the massive restructuring occurring in corporate America as well as the trend to more fully integrate ethics into business school curriculums. . . . This book provides a thought-provoking and wide-ranging survey of the issue of ethics in US business. Highly recommended. Choice This book seeks to relate ethical and philosophical considerations to the pragmatic concerns of business operation. Its audience is corporate executives and financial planners involved in mergers and takeovers. Business Information Alert In the wake of major insider trading scandals on Wall Street and serious debates over the benefits of corporate mergers and takeovers, ethics in business has become a topic of paramount importance--both in the corporate world itself and in the business school community. This volume presents a discussion by a distinguished group of corporate executives and academic specialists of the ethical issues involved in mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers. The result of a major conference sponsored by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, the book seeks to relate ethical and philosophical considerations to the pragmatic concerns of business operation. In their provocative exploration of the issues involved, the contributors address such subjects as employee interests, stakeholder welfare, managerial ethics, the problem of insider trading, and more. Divided into five major sections, the volume begins with several chapters that offer an overview of ethical and moral issues in organizational transformations. The second section presents corporate, labor, and government views of the issues involved and includes chapters by Edward L. Hennessy, Jr. of Allied-Signal; Daniel W. Sherrick of the UAW; and David T. Scheffman of the Federal Trade Commission among others. In the following chapters, the contributors address ethical aspects of the strategies and tactics used to effect mergers and takeovers, paying particular attention to their impact on management and employee interests. Section Four presents some alternative approaches to corporate restructuring, while the final section includes actual case studies of the relationship between ethical issues and practical bottomline business concerns. Must reading for corporate executives and financial experts involved in the business of mergers and takeovers, this book is also an ideal supplemental text for graduate courses in business ethics.

Organizational Transformation for Sustainability

Author : Mark Edwards
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During the 21st century organizations will undergo a level of radical and global change that has rarely been seen before. This transformation will come as a result of the environmental, social and economic challenges that now confront organisations in all their activities. But are our understandings and theories of change up to the task of meeting these challenges? Will we be able to develop sustaining visions of how organizations might contribute to the long-term viability of our interdependent global communities? Organizational Transformation for Sustainability: An Integral Metatheory offers some innovative answers to the big questions involved in organizational sustainability and the radical changes that organizations will need to undergo as we move into the third millennium. This new approach comes from the emerging field of integral metatheory. Edwards shows how a "Big Picture" view of organisational transformation can contribute to our understanding of, and search for, organisational sustainability. There are four key themes to the book: i) the need for integrative metatheories for organisational change; ii) the development of a general research method for building metatheory; iii) the description of an integral metatheory for organisational sustainability; and iv) the discussion of the implications of this metatheory for organisational change and social policy regarding sustainability. This book brings a unique and important orienting perspective to these issues.

Organizational Change Leadership and Ethics

Author : Rune Todnem By
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Given recent financial crises and scandals, the rise of corporate social responsibility and the challenge of environmental sustainability, few would disagree that the role of ethics has taken centre stage in the management of organizations. In reality, however, organizations have found it extremely difficult to promote successful, ethical behaviour as this rarely results in short-term gains which can be appraised and rewarded. By and Burnes bring together leading international scholars in the fields of organizational change and leadership to explore and understand the context, theory and successful promotion of ethical behaviour in organizations. By focusing on real world examples, contributors analyze the issues and challenges that hinder ethical change leadership which can lead to sustainable organizations. This unique volume brings together the worlds of organizational change, leadership, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, resulting in a book that will be valuable reading in all four fields. With contributions from leading scholars, including David Boje, Dexter Dunphy, Suzanne Benn and Carl Rhodes, Organizational Change, Leadership and Ethics is a must-read.

Organizational Change for the Human Services

Author : Thomas Packard
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"Human service organizations are faced with environments of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The COVID-19 pandemic, other healthcare challenges, expectations for evidence-based practice usage, and racial justice are vivid examples. Clients and communities deserve effective services delivered by competent, compassionate, and committed staff members. Taxpayers, donors, philanthropists, policy makers, and board members deserve to have their contributions used to deliver programs that are effective and efficient. All these forces create demands and opportunities for organizational change. Planned organizational change can happen at the level of a program, division, or an entire organization. Administrators and other staff will need complementary skills in leading and managing organizational change. Staff deserve opportunities to have their unique competencies used to achieve organizational goals. Organizational change involves leading and mobilizing staff to address problems, needs, or opportunities facing the organization by using change processes which involve both human and technical aspects of the organization"--

Decision Support in Organizational Transformation

Author : Patrick Humphreys
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The main purpose of this paper is to contribute to the discussion about the design of computer and communication systems that can aid the management process. 1.1 Historical Overview We propose that Decision Support System can be considered as a design conception conceived within the computer industry to facilitate the use of computer technology in organisations (Keen, 1991). This framework, built during the late 1970s, offers computer and communication technology as support to the decision process which constitutes, in this view, the core of the management process. The DSS framework offers the following capabilities: • Access: ease of use, wide variety of data, analysis and modelling capacity. • Technological: software gel)eration tools. • Development modes: interactive and evolutionary. Within this perspective, computer and communication technologies are seen as an amplification of the human data processing capabilities which limit the decision process. Thus, the human being is understood metaphorically as a data processing machine. Mental processes are associated with the manipulation of symbols aOO human communication to signal transmission.

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change

Author : David Boje
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Organizations change. They grow, they adapt, they evolve. The effects of organizational change are important, varied and complex and analyzing and understanding them is vital for students, academics and researchers in all business schools. The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. The volume brings together the very best contributors not only from the field of organizational change, but also from adjacent fields, such as strategy and leadership. These contributors offer fresh and challenging insights to the mainstream themes of this discipline. Surveying the state of the discipline and introducing new, cutting-edge themes, this book is a valuable reference source for students and academics in this area.

Organizational Transformation and Managing Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author : Guerra Guerra, Alicia
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With the growth and advancement of business and industry, there is a growing need for the advancement of the strategies that manage these modernizations. Adaptation to advancement is essential for the success of these organizations and using the proper methods to accomplish this essential adaptation is paramount. Organizational Transformation and Managing Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides innovative insights into the management of advancements and the implementation of strategies to accommodate these changes. The content within this publication examines social engagement, cyber-journalism, and educational innovation. It is designed for managers, consultants, academicians, researchers, and professionals, and covers topics centered on the growth of businesses and how they change alongside the economy and infrastructure.

Ethics Psyche and Social Responsibility

Author : Ana Maria Davila Gomez
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The last few decades have seen significant changes in the structure of business organizations, including downsizing, outsourcing and flattened management structures. The effects on employees have been considerable. In this context the importance of the psychological contract between employer and employee has been overlooked, and there is uncertainty about what can be done to bring about changes to this contract and ultimately the future of organizations. This important book considers the psychological aspects of organizational life, particularly in the context of firms' ethical behaviour and its implications for corporate social responsibility. The authors consider the effects of corporate activity and change on individuals, not just in their working lives, but also in their family and social lives. They address a diverse number of topics from a variety of theoretical standpoints in an ongoing attempt to redress this neglected field of research.

Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational Change

Author : Marcia B. Cohen
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Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational Change teaches students to effectively engage in organizational change at the service delivery level ... The contributors discuss strategies for assessing the structural characteristics of agencies, organizational culture, and empowerment, and provide information on the use of force field analysis as an assessment framework that can help bring about change within human service agencies"--Back cover

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

Author : Bhattacharya, Sudipto
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As organizations continue to develop and adapt in today’s modern society, various approaches have begun to emerge as managers look for the best techniques to improve company performance. Appreciative inquiry is the practice of maintaining a positive and optimistic environment within the workplace, and it’s a concept that has transformed many corporations as it spread across the globe. Understanding this powerful shift in employee perception requires considerable research on how appreciative inquiry is affecting various companies worldwide. Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation provides emerging research that serves to increase the productivity of individuals and organizations exponentially by sharing case studies from organizations where appreciative inquiry has been implemented successfully as well as best practices that can benefit organizations and common pitfalls that can be avoided by becoming more vigilant. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as individual execution, productivity, and occupational solutions, this book is ideally designed for managers, practitioners, corporate professionals, executives, researchers, educators, and students.