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The Resource Mary Parker Follett--prophet of management : a celebration of writings from the 1920s, edited by Pauline Graham ; preface by Rosabeth Moss Kanter ; introduction by Peter F. Drucker

Mary Parker Follett--prophet of management : a celebration of writings from the 1920s, edited by Pauline Graham ; preface by Rosabeth Moss Kanter ; introduction by Peter F. Drucker

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Mary Parker Follett--prophet of management : a celebration of writings from the 1920s
Title
Mary Parker Follett--prophet of management
Title remainder
a celebration of writings from the 1920s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pauline Graham ; preface by Rosabeth Moss Kanter ; introduction by Peter F. Drucker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Though Mary Parker Follett died in 1933, her philosophy of business organization and management is echoed in companies today where quality circles employee empowerment, and more horizontal organizational structures built on networks and relationships have been adopted with impressive results. Ahead of her time in the 1920s and 1930s, Follett was a political scientist, social work pioneer, speaker, and advisor to leaders concerned with labor-management relations on both sides of the Atlantic. Her advocacy of conflict as a constructive and creative means of problem solving and her general criticism of strict hierarchical structures in business organizations ran counter to the administrative dictates of the post-World War II era. Accordingly, her insights were neglected in the years following her death, and much of her work fell out of print. In Mary Parker Follett - Prophet of Management, editor Pauline Graham presents a selection of Follett's remarkable writings, culled from all her work, including her lectures. These, delivered between 1925 and 1933, provide a fascinating perspective on critical management topics that have continued relevance for managers today: conflict, power, authority, leadership, control, the role of the individual in the group, and the place of business in society
  • This collection brings together an eminent group of management experts from four continents and two generations who celebrate their own good fortune in having encountered Mary Parker Follett in the decades when her work was uncovered primarily through library research. Commentaries by Warren Bennis, John Child, Angela Dumas, Tokihiko Enomoto, Henry Mintzberg, Nitin Nohria, and Sir Peter Parker accompany Follett's own words. Their reflections underscore the contemporary significance of Follett's ideas and testify to the excitement of discovering eloquence and truth in the observations of a brilliant thinker who continues to lead the way in her espousal of business as a social institution
  • During her twenty-five-year career in social work, which preceded her second calling as business advisor and management theorist, Follett published two important books whose titles bear witness to the contemporary nature of her concerns: The New State-Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government (1918) and Creative Experience (1924). Always the keen observer of organizational and political phenomena (her undergraduate study, The Speaker of the House of Representatives, drew praise from Theodore Roosevelt), Follett understood that in a democratic society, leaders derive their authority from the people. As Rosabeth Moss Kanter points out in her preface to this collection, Follett's enduring contribution to organization theory stems from her conviction that relationships in organizations, based on mutual understanding and respect, are essential to effective management. Mary Parker Follett - Prophet of Management is indispensable for everyone involved in the study or practice of management. Kanter's preface, an introduction by Peter Drucker, and an epilogue by Paul Lawrence frame the book and guide the reader in understanding the historical and present-day significance of Follett's concepts and policy prescriptions
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DLC
Dewey number
658
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HD31
LC item number
.M3326 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1868-1933
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Follett, Mary Parker
  • Graham, Pauline
Series statement
Harvard Business School Press classics
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  • Management
  • Psychology, Industrial
  • Gestion
  • Psychologie du travail
  • Management
  • Psychology, Industrial
  • Organisatiesociologie
  • Management
  • Psychology, Industrial
Label
Mary Parker Follett--prophet of management : a celebration of writings from the 1920s, edited by Pauline Graham ; preface by Rosabeth Moss Kanter ; introduction by Peter F. Drucker
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Relating: the circular response -- Constructive conflict -- Power -- The giving of orders -- The basis of authority -- The essentials of leadership -- Co-ordination -- The process of control -- The individual in the group -- The individual in society -- Business in society
Control code
ocm30736805
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 309 pages
Isbn
9780875845630
Lccn
94019675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30736805
  • (OCoLC)30736805
Label
Mary Parker Follett--prophet of management : a celebration of writings from the 1920s, edited by Pauline Graham ; preface by Rosabeth Moss Kanter ; introduction by Peter F. Drucker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Relating: the circular response -- Constructive conflict -- Power -- The giving of orders -- The basis of authority -- The essentials of leadership -- Co-ordination -- The process of control -- The individual in the group -- The individual in society -- Business in society
Control code
ocm30736805
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 309 pages
Isbn
9780875845630
Lccn
94019675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30736805
  • (OCoLC)30736805

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