How to Apply the Wisdom of the Body to Develop Healthy Organizations
By (author) Torin M. Fisner
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Organizational Integrity by Torin M. Fisner
Book DescriptionAll around us, we see living systems in plants, animals, and human beings. Our environment is alive, vibrant, and full of innate wisdom. Even the stars and planets speak in the language of ancient folklore to those who have ears to hear. Our very lives depend on this interdependence and on the myriad connections that surround us. Nonetheless, many people experience organizations as inert, bureaucratic, inflexible obstacles to innovation and human initiative. People have struggled for years under the weight of apathy in organizations such as large school systems, corporations, and government agencies such as FEMA. "Organizational Integrity" attempts to reclaim and reconcile organizational dynamics with living systems. The wisdom found in human organs, minerals, planets, and even sacred geometry is used to reinvent organizations.Organizations are supposed to serve, and their forms and structures should mirror the living systems of those who have come together with common purpose. We need to change our ideas of organizations and establish a new paradigm so that future organizations will be worthy of the people in them. Dr. Finser makes the case that we need a new ecology of organizations, and that now is time for a new revolution that creates dynamic, living organizations by the people and for the people. Moreover, he shows us how to achieve this seemingly impossible task by "organ-izing" organizations. Just as democracy has transformed much of the world, through the genius of the human body we can transform organizations into living systems that serve and protect human interests. Here is a truly unique approach to the age-old process of bringing people together in healthy, effective organizations to better the world we live in.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780880105781
(230mm x 150mm x 17mm)
Imprint: SteinerBooks, Inc
Publisher: Anthroposophic Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Torin M. Fisner
Torin M. Finser, Ph.D., is Director of the Waldorf Teacher Education Program at Antioch University New England and founding member of the Center for Anthroposophy, Collaborative Leadership Training, and Templar Associates in New Hampshire. He has been an educator for three decades and has been a keynote speaker at conferences in Asia, Europe, and throughout North America. He has consulted with many public and Waldorf schools in areas of facilitating change, designing mentoring and evaluation programs, and leadership development. Dr. Finser is the author of Silence Is Complicity: A Call to Let Teachers Improve Our Schools through Action Research--Not NCLB (2007); Organizational Integrity: How to Apply the Wisdom of the Body to Develop Healthy Organizations (2007); In Search of Ethical Leadership: If Not Now, When? (2003); School Renewal: A Spiritual Journey for Change (2001); and School as a Journey: The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class (1994), which has been translated into Thai, Korean, and Chinese.
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