People:Rethinking the social element of projects

Dalcher, Darren (2017) People:Rethinking the social element of projects. In: The Evolution of Project Management Practice. Taylor and Francis. ISBN 9781138080133

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The previous chapter identified a certain preference within classical management thinking towards organising and control. This reflects a fascination with execution and control, rather than recognition of uncertainty, potential, and human capability to deal with and benefit from the unexpected. In reality, perfect plans do not exist, and instead the act of planning provides the focus and flexibility needed to prepare and adjust for the future. Yet the notion of a perfect organisation offers an attractive and alluring proposition to wishful managers.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 137913
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2019 11:35
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 11:00

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