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Managing Understanding in Organizations

Managing Understanding in Organizations

224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Bringing a fresh perspective to the evaluation of management problems, this book scrutinizes the influence managers have on employees' understanding. It considers how managers use ideas and visions to frame their employees' internalized understanding of the external rules and instructions that govern their work. The book brings an interpretative perspective to the question of individual and group competence and looks at how this is linked with understanding. The book refers throughout to international case studies and considers the cross-cultural impact on management and understanding at work.

This book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in Leadership, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory.
Understanding Becomes a Key Issue
The Rise of an Interpretative Perspective on Management
Human Competence at Work
A Question of Understanding

The Basis for Competence Development

Shared Understanding
The Basis for Collective Competence and Its Development

Understanding and Its Transformation
Methods and Principles for Managing Understanding
A Question of Managing Understanding


Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF of Introduction

PDF of Chapter One

Jorgen Sandberg

Jörgen Sandberg is Professor in the University of Queensland (UQ) Business School and Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School. More About Author

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