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The Character of Organizations: Using Personality Type in Organization Development

William Bridges

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Management & management techniques, Organizational theory & behaviour

An organization's character shapes how decisions get made and new ideas are received. In this book, William Bridges identifies 16 organizational character types using the framework of MBTI personality types and shows how these influence an organization's growth and development.

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Praise for The Character of Organizations: Using Personality Type in Organization Development

  • Gives change agents organization development consultants, HR professionals, organizational psychologists, and top executives and mangers an opportunity to further their understanding of why organizations act as they do and why they are so very hard to change. Includes detailed descriptions of the sixteen types of organizational character, the impact that an organization s life cycle may have on character development, and the consequences that mergers and acquisitions may have by juxtaposing different organizational character types. - Vision/Action: Journal of the Bay Area OD Network

  • The first book devoted to an organizational interpretation of Jung s personality theory. Provides an exciting new lens for the organizational looking glass. - Open Forum: Publication of the Western New England OD Network

  • This brief, well-written, and seminal volume uses type concepts to analyze how organizations handle their business operations, meet the challenges of competition and change, and deal with their employees and customers. It provides invaluable insights into the role of leadership and methods to promote team building, smoother career transitions, and a better fit for individuals, and offers new dimensions for exploring key aspects of life in the workplace. - Bulletin of Psychological Type

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