Why do carefully planned projects fail? Projects are affected, for good or ill, by the humans who undertake them. This book uses human behaviour and emerging psychological models to provide an insight into the successful management of people in projects.
By drawing from biological, psychological and sociological perspectives, the book aims to provide social work students with a theoretically informed basis to observe, understand, and interpret people's behaviours in ways that will contribute to excellent practice.
Springer publications. Paper covered boards with whole book as yet unopened as still encased in original plastic wrapper; ie as new. This collection of scholarly papers focuses on the role of spirituality and ethics in renewing the contemporary management praxis. The book provides a pluralistic approach to spirituality and management, and advises on improving the ethics of organizations. The book - which was originally published by Kluwer in 2004 - is a collection of scholarly papers focusing on the role of spirituality and ethics in renewing the contemporary management praxis. The basic argument is that a more inclusive, holistic and peaceful approach to management is needed if business and political leaders are to uplift the environmentally degrading and socially disintegrating world of our age. The book uses diverse value-perspectives (Hindu, Catholic, Buddhist, and Humanist) and a variety of disciplines (philosophy, ethics, management studies, psychology, and organizational sciences) to extend traditional reflections on corporate purpose and focuses on a self-referential organizational-existential search for meaning, identity and success.
Phillip McIntyre presents the latest scholarly research into creativity and creative practice. The book provides insights to media practitioners and policy professionals, looking at television, radio, film, journalism, photography, popular music and new media in relation to psychology, sociology and cultural studies.