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My Steam Engine is Broken by Dr. Mark Powell, Jonathan Gifford

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Chapter 11

Getting emotional

The emotionally healthy organization

We have almost reached the end of our exploration of the strange persistence of 19th- and early-20th-century attitudes to management, and of the out-dated, steam-engine organizations that are the outward manifestation of these debunked management theories: steam engines clinging stubbornly to life, puffing and clanking incongruously along in the midst of the technological wonders of 21st-century life.

By way of conclusion, and as a way of looking forward, this chapter explores something that is not really a paradox, though it should be: the question of why steam-engine organizations fail to make the people who work for them happy, and how much more effective these organizations ...

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