This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.
Chapter 9: Organizations
The Organizational Dimension
Most of Part I was addressed to the ways in which managers deal with people as individuals. However, managers also have to operate at points further along the organizational dimension (Figure 9.1) and this is tackled in Part II. We shall first look at some of the characteristics of organizations and their implications for managers; then, in Chapter 10, at groups. Forming groups of individuals, building them into effective working units or teams, and getting these teams to work together effectively in pursuing the organization's purpose and goals, are at the heart of organization management. Teams, or whatever word is used to describe these groupings of collaborating individuals, are the building blocks of organizations, and managers (as we have seen) are the ...