Making Schools Work : A Revolutionary Plan to Get Your Children the Education They Need [Hardcover]
Theory Z: How American Business Can Meet the Japanese Challenge
William G. Ouchi
In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies (Collins Business Essentials) [Paperback]
Thomas J. Peters (Author), Robert H. Waterman (Author)
Business organizations are, by definition, groups of people, but the formal use of teams as a way of organizing work has grown tremendously in the past half-century. The Japanese use of teams was credited for that country’s economic success in the 1970’s. Since then, businesses worldwide have been moving away from hierarchical management structures based on the Prussian army of the 1700’s. Instead, a “systems” perspective tries to emulate the structure of a complex living organism to distribute knowledge and responsibility throughout a corporate entity.
Torrington, Hall and Taylor (2005) suggest that human resource management is about getting the right people to work in the most productive way in the positions most suited to their abilities. Thus managers at Tenrose first of all have to strike a balance between people’s needs including employees and management as well as shareholders within the framework of what are its organisational objectives.
Theory Z: How American Business Can Meet the Japanese Challenge [Paperback]
William G. Ouchi (Author