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- DescriptionIn the age of kwledge, organizations survive and thrive only when they learn. All too often, when organizations are confronted with vel or changing situations, the process of learning breaks down and the result is catastrophic. In Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdown, D. Christopher Kayes explains why all organizational leaders should be concerned about learning and the dire consequences that may ensue if they are t. Kayes draws on the foundational ideas of philosopher John Dewey, then connects this philosophy to contemporary studies on learning, management, and organizations. Through a wide range of examples from the realms of government, finance, engineering, healthcare, and commercial air travel, he describes how learning can help organizations weather crises and outlines specific ways that leaders can learn from their experience. The first comprehensive review of how learning sustains organizations in challenging times, Organizational Resilience is essential reading for crisis managers, disaster-recovery team leaders, continuity-of-operations planning professionals, emergency-management professionals, and leaders at all levels who want their organizations to thrive.
- Author BiographyD. Christopher Kayes is Professor of Management at the George Washington University School of Business. During his tenure as Interim Dean of the School of Business, he led the organization's financial turnaround. He is the author and coauthor of several books.
- Author(s)D. Christopher Kayes
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication07/05/2015
- SubjectPsychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Weight394 g
- Width163 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine17 mm
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