Description - Death and the City by Susan Martha Kahn
Organisational collapse is part of our vernacular. Enron, Woolworths, Lehman's, Bank of America, Rover, BOAC, Northern Rock - these failures are part of our cultural experience of work. At a time when working lives are often vulnerable and organisational mortality is under threat from technology and the economy the consequences of organizational death are worthy of attention.Organisations can face many different endings - sharp and brutal, premature, or carefully planned and premeditated - all these endings have emotional collateral damage. We are working in an environment where crises, failure, and demise are everyday features. Closure, merger, downsizing, redundancy, liquidation, insolvency, administration - this is the dialect of organizational life in a recession driven economy. Such vulnerability at work creates challenges for decision making, operational and communication delivery, as well as the loss and suffering of individuals involved. Death and the City provides an in-depth portrait of an organisation in a palliative state.
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(230mm x 147mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Susan Martha Kahn
Susan Kahn is a consultant, coach, and mediator. Her expertise is in the complexities of working life with a particular specialism in conflict at work, group dynamics, and the underlying mechanisms of leadership and teamwork. She is also a faculty member in the Organizational Psychology Department at Birkbeck, University of London. Her doctoral research focused on endings in organizations and the experience of working through crisis, change, and closure.