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This book offers a radical reassessment of organizational forces for change and barriers encountered by the `challenging women' - senior women managers faced with the task of transforming their organizations. Much has been written about women at work, the `glass ceiling' and discriminatory employment practices. This study is seminal in the linkage it makes between gender, innovation and organizational transformation. The book highlights the implications of this for all types of organizations and women managers everywhere.

Transformation: A Gendered Process: Post Command, Post Market and Post Postmodern
Transformation: A gendered process: Post command, post market and post postmodern

In spite of the jargon that ‘employees are our main asset’, efficiency drives and downsizing have undermined morale and employee relationships at a time when staff motivation is the key to the success or failure of organizations in western democracies. Companies have made great strides in the improvement of technical processes but they continue to treat employees as cogs in machines. Organizations have been restructured to become mean and lean, but brain dead. Employers are demanding far too much of employees and corporate ethics remain largely ‘hot air’ totally divorced from internal realities. Companies are people, organizations do not exist without staff. Yet in ...

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