The Allegory of the Organization

A Quick Summary of The Allegory of the Cave by Plato in The Republic (BCE 517):Deep in an underground chamber of a cave there are prisoners chained to a wall in such a way as they cannot move their heads to look around - all they can see is the wall in front on them.... Continue Reading →

Organizations as Machines: As Flawed as the People Operating them

Organizations, especially in a bureaucratic sense, seem to be faceless and machine-like. When one images how the IRS processes tax returns, one might imagine a huge robotic, emotionless, Ford Factory-like production line of paper pushers in suits. It is like a machine in its operation, but just as Bolman and Deal explains in Reframing Organizations,... Continue Reading →

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