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Blake, Robert R. (Robert Rogers) 1918-2004

Works: 169 works in 815 publications in 13 languages and 17,513 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HD38, 658.4
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Most widely held works by Robert R Blake
The managerial grid: key orientations for achieving production through people by Robert R Blake( Book )

144 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Managerial Grid arranges a concern for production on the horizontal axis and a concern for people on the vertical axis of a coordinate system: 1,1 shows minimum concern for production and people; 9,1 shows major production emphasis and minimum human considerations; 1,9 shows maximum concern for friendly working conditions and minimum production emphasis; 5,5 shows adequate production and satisfactory morale; and 9,9 shows major concern for people and production. Most American managers are 5,5, but the ideal, the 9,9 Management, encourages teamwork and mutual respect, learns from mistakes, has a sense of directed commitment, and does not use facades. A study of 716 members of one organization showed that career accomplishment is consistently related to managerial style; the greater a career accomplishment, the more likely that the approach is 9,9 and 9,1. To approach a 9,9 goal, a long term effort should be made with Managerial Grid Laboratory-Seminar training, team development, horizontal and vertical organizational relationships, organizational improvement goals, goal attainment, and stabilization. An experiment now in its fifth year in an industrial plant of 2,400 implemented these suggestions and made considerable tangible and intangible gains. (Extensive references are included.) (Jf)
Productivity, the human side : a social dynamics approach by Robert R Blake( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consultation by Robert R Blake( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solving costly organizational conflicts by Robert R Blake( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synergogy : a new strategy for education, training, and development by Jane Srygley Mouton( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The premises, methodologies, and applications of synergogy, a new approach to education and training, are discussed. The synergogic approach allows members of small teams to learn from one another through structured interactions. After examining education within the context of human relationships, consideration is given to the way that the authority-obedience model of teaching may impede student learning. Four basic learning designs--structures within which learners teach one another--are examined, along with steps in implementing the designs. Case examples illustrate various applications, including industrial and commercial settings in which the subject is safety education, along with academic applications. Attention is directed to how synergogy can be used to teach factual knowledge, enhance attitudes, and develop skills. The role of the learning administrator (I.E., the person who manages learning situations using synergogic designs) is considered, and synergogy's implications for the future of education, training, and development are addressed. Included are transcripts of interviews with professional users who have applied the designs in business and academic settings. Sample instructional materials, tests, and charts are provided. (Sw)
Building a dynamic corporation through grid organization development by Robert R Blake( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are the authors' personalized statements of how organizations function, how organizational excellence is to be judged, and how an organizational development effort can contribute to the achievement of such excellence. The book deals with the fundamentals of planned change as they apply to the corporation. It describes the principles and concepts of Grid Organization Development and its method of planned change, and presents techniques, instruments, and phases of development essential for inducing change and achieving desired results in an orderly but vigorous and controlled way. (Authors/NL)
The academic administrator grid by Robert R Blake( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of the "management grid" method of organizational development in college and university administration is described in this adaptation of the 1964 book by the same authors, "The Management Grid." Five major administrative styles are identified: (1) caretaker, (2) comfortable and pleasant, (3) constituency-centered, (4) team, and (5) authority-obedience. Candid examples of typical college administrative practices are provided. The differences in administrative style are determined by the differences in the administrator's concern for institutional performance on the one hand, and concern for people on the other. Based on behavioral research findings, team leadership is recommended as the most effective approach to university management issues, including personnel supervision, teaching and learning support, and budget management. Specific guidelines for practicing team decision-making are provided. An extensive bibliography is appended. (Lb)
Executive achievement : making it at the top by Robert R Blake( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing intergroup conflict in industry by Robert R Blake( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perception; an approach to personality by Robert R Blake( Book )

20 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the view that the study of perceptual activity provides a basic approach to an understanding of personality and interpersonal relations. Perceptual activity supplies the materials from which the individual constructs his own personally meaningful environment. This concept is employed in this volume as the frame of reference for interpreting and interrelating data from many diverse fields of personality investigation. The advances being made in the perceptual approach to personality at a dozen different research centers are here combined in organized form. Following a general orientation to this approach, the book discusses the physical and chemical determinants of perception, the social and developmental factors which influence the individual's perceptual activities, and the role of perceptual constructs in unconscious processes, behavior pathology, and psychotherapy. So fruitful has been the impact of the perceptual approach upon the investigation of personality organization that, in the authors' view, it provides the means for constructing a comprehensive theory of personality"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The managerial grid III : a new look at the classic that has boosted productivity and profits for thousands of corporations worldwide by Robert R Blake( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate excellence through grid organization development by Robert R Blake( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model for corporate excellence; The grid: behavioral science theories for achieving production through people; Learning fundamentals in a grid seminar; Getting started in grid organization development; Increasing teamwork in the work team; The quest for candor; Resolving cleavages that prevent intergroup cooperation; From paternalism to industrial statesmanship; Business logic as the basis for designing an ideal strategic corporate model; Launching a new business era; Implementing the ideal strategic corporate model; Getting operational about implementation; Systematic critique; The pyramid theory for achieving corporate excellence
Spectacular teamwork : how to develop the leadership skills for team success by Robert R Blake( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern organizations, the vast majority of people work in teams, and achieving successful results depends on how well people combine their efforts. This timely book explores the dynamics of teamwork and the basic dimensions by which a team's performance can be measured. Through realistic depictions of seven different team cultures, each with characteristics that readers can recognize in their own organizations, the authors analyze typical approaches and illustrate what works, what doesn't, and how to build a team that is strong and positive. The seventh illustration provides a concrete example of an excellent team which serves as a model towards thinking about the real issues of effective teamwork. Each illustration comes with a series of diagnostic scales to evaluate how closely the readers' team matches the example. Blake and Mouton are the authors of The Managerial Grid, which has sold more than a million copies and has been used by hundreds of managers to help analyze their managerial style
The grid for sales excellence; benchmarks for effective salesmanship by Robert R Blake( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roleplaying in business and industry by Raymond J Corsini( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership dilemmas--Grid solutions by Robert R Blake( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bespreking van verschillende leiderschapsstijlen aan de hand van het "Grid"-model, waarbij verbetering van de relaties in een onderneming leidt tot een effectievere inzet van menselijke capaciteiten en betere produktiemethoden
The versatile manager : a grid profile by Robert R Blake( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate Darwinism : an evolutionary perspective on organizing work in the dynamic corporation by Robert R Blake( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Blake-Mouton, .. 1918-2004

Blake, R.

Blake, Robert

Blake, Robert R.

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Blake, Robert R. (Robert Rogers)

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Robert Blake (psycholog)

Robert R. Blake Amerikaans econoom (1918-2004)

Robert R. Blake US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Rogers Blake, Robert 1918-2004

Блейк, Роберт Р 1918-

Блейк, Роберт Роджерс

رابرت آر. بلیک اقتصاددان آمریکایی

블레이크, 로버트 R

ブレーク, R

ブレーク, ロバート・R

English (327)

German (47)

French (31)

Spanish (19)

Japanese (12)

Dutch (11)

Finnish (4)

Italian (4)

Swedish (2)

Chinese (2)

Norwegian (2)

Malay (1)

Danish (1)

Leadership dilemmas--Grid solutions