O'Reilly logo

Leading The Positive Organization by Thomas N. Duening

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 1

The Positive Organization: Why It’s Not More of the Same

Thomas N. Duening

If we want to change the way organizations work, we need to learn deeply, embrace fully, and communicate effectively this positive research.1

Introduction

Organizational theory is a term that many business practitioners loathe. There is a prevailing notion that anything that is “merely” a theory cannot have substantive implications for practice. At the same time, most business practitioners readily adopt popular organizational theories in the hope that it will arm them with insights to transform their own organizations.

This ambivalence about organizational theory is easy to understand. The bookshelves in the business section of the local bookstore burst with ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required