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The Resource The human cost of a management failure : organizational downsizing at General Hospital, Seth Allcorn [and others] ; foreword by Roderick W. Gilkey and Gary R. Lieberman

The human cost of a management failure : organizational downsizing at General Hospital, Seth Allcorn [and others] ; foreword by Roderick W. Gilkey and Gary R. Lieberman

Label
The human cost of a management failure : organizational downsizing at General Hospital
Title
The human cost of a management failure
Title remainder
organizational downsizing at General Hospital
Statement of responsibility
Seth Allcorn [and others] ; foreword by Roderick W. Gilkey and Gary R. Lieberman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is essential reading not only for corporate management, but also for other professionals and academics throughout the social and behavioral sciences
  • Readers of The Human Cost of a Management Failure are oriented to the literature on downsizing, restructuring, and reengineering, and to the context of the study. Case material follows, enabling readers to draw their own conclusions with regard to the nature of the organizational change and its effects upon the hospital's employees, and consultants offer their own viewpoints. An update of events at the hospital after the study was conducted is provided along with summaries by each author of his own interpretation and how he interprets the others' views. In this way, readers will get an unusual opportunity to evaluate their own viewpoints against those of the psychoanalytically trained researchers, and to decide for themselves whether there are, in fact; better ways to make an organization economically competitive in the marketplace
  • This book presents a unique, in-depth examination of the effects that the popular approaches to management organizational change - downsizing, restructuring, and reengineering - had on a major American hospital. The Human Cost of a Management Failure shows what can happen when management insists on accomplishing its ends strictly by the numbers. The authors ask why top management so often, and with seemingly such a cavalier attitude, selects downsizing and similar methods when research indicates that they are all too often such poor choices. Based on a year-long longitudinal study, Allcorn, Baum, Diamond, and Stein report on their interviews with 23 senior and mid-level hospital administrators, then interpret their findings from a psychoanalytic perspective, to make clear that the human side of the workplace can only be ignored at great risk
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.1/1/068
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA971
LC item number
.H766 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Allcorn, Seth
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  • Hospitals
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Reengineering (Management)
  • Hospitals
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Reengineering (Management)
  • Hospital Restructuring
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Care Reform
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Organizational Innovation
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The human cost of a management failure : organizational downsizing at General Hospital, Seth Allcorn [and others] ; foreword by Roderick W. Gilkey and Gary R. Lieberman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Roderick W. Gilkey and Gary R. Lieberman -- 1. Downsizing, Restructuring, and Reengineering: An Overview -- 2. Case Study Context, Development, and Analysis -- 3. The First Set of Interviews -- 4. Case Interpretations and Overview -- 5. The Second Set of Interviews -- 6. Case Interpretations and Overview -- 7. The Third Set of Interviews -- 8. Case Interpretations and Overview -- 9. Epilogue to the General Hospital Case -- 10. The Case in Perspective
Control code
33008871
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 276 pages
Isbn
9781567200027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95037482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The human cost of a management failure : organizational downsizing at General Hospital, Seth Allcorn [and others] ; foreword by Roderick W. Gilkey and Gary R. Lieberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Roderick W. Gilkey and Gary R. Lieberman -- 1. Downsizing, Restructuring, and Reengineering: An Overview -- 2. Case Study Context, Development, and Analysis -- 3. The First Set of Interviews -- 4. Case Interpretations and Overview -- 5. The Second Set of Interviews -- 6. Case Interpretations and Overview -- 7. The Third Set of Interviews -- 8. Case Interpretations and Overview -- 9. Epilogue to the General Hospital Case -- 10. The Case in Perspective
Control code
33008871
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 276 pages
Isbn
9781567200027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95037482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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