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Taylor: The Principles of Scientific Management

Amazon say:  Frederick Winslow Taylor was an early advocate for applying ‘scientific’ principles to the management of men, machines, and factories. Few realize, though, the the ‘Efficiency Movement’ that he helped foment extended well beyond the factory floor. ‘Efficiency’ clubs… Continue Reading →

Productive Workplaces: Dignity, Meaning, and Community in the 21st Century- Marvin Weisbord

A really felt and sympathetic history of 20th C thought on how work can be social, meaningful and productive.

Maturana and Varela: The Tree of Knowledge

“Knowing how we know” is the subject of this book. Its authors present a new view of cognition that has important social and ethical implications, for, they assert, the only world we humans can have is the one we create together through the actions of our coexistence.

Schein: Process Consultation

Process Consultation clarifies the concept of process consultation as a viable model of how to work with human systems. Included are such topics as cultural rules of interaction; initiating and managing change; intervention strategy; tactics and style; and emerging issues in process consultation.

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