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Your Organization: What Is It For?
Challenging Traditional Organizational Aims

ISBN 9780815366812
Published November 4, 2019 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1993, challenges the accepted and practised methods organizations use to set standards of performance and quantify their achievements. Using in-depth case studies, John Argenti compares the performance of companies with that of non-profit making organizations to reveal remarkable insights into corporate culture. He notes how companies meticulously evaluate their performance, yet behave poorly in society while, in stark contrast, these actions are reversed in non-profit making organizations.

Your Organization: What Is It For? is essential reading for everyone who exercises the role of governance and is responsible for the overall performance and conduct of their organization.

Table of Contents

Preface;  1. The Problem  2. The Solution  3. Organizations: What Are They For?  4. The Purpose Sequence  5. Performance Indicators  6. The Target Sequence  7. The Purpose Sequence for Companies  8. The Spoilers  9. The Purpose Sequence for NPOs  10. A College and the Girl Guides  11. The Prisons. Local and National Government  12. The Police. Architects  13. The Stakeholder Theory  14. The Principle of Engagement  15. Defective Systems of Governance  16. The Governing Directors  17. The Management of Organizations  18. The Consequences of the Beneficiary Doctrine  19. The Governance of Nations;  Glossary;  References;  Index

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