WorldCat Identities

Elmes, Michael

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HF5549.5.M5, 658.3041
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Elmes
Managing the organizational melting pot : dilemmas of workplace diversity by Pushkala Prasad( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminating the troublesome and disturbing aspects of workplace diversity that tend to be glossed over in most management literature, Managing the Organizational Melting Pot covers key issues such as: individual and institutional resistance, the effectiveness of diversity change efforts, and the less visible ways in which exclusion and discrimination continue to be practiced in the workplace. To assist the reader in understanding some of these dilemmas, the contributors to this collection adopt an array of theoretical frameworks - that are all striking departures from traditional and more functional perspectives on diversity - including intergroup relations theory, critical theory, Jungian psychology, feminism, post-colonial theory, cultural history, postmodernism, realism, institutional theory, and class analysis
Organizational culture and project leader effectiveness by Michael Elmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There are generally two types of project managers when examining this role in relation to an organization's culture: There are the cultural reactors and the culturally proactive. This article examines the cultural processes most organizations use and describes the methods project managers use to recognize, change, and adapt to their organization's many cultures (enterprise, department, project team) as well as to their clients' many cultures. It explains the benefits of developing cultural awareness, the purpose of culture, and the ways in which culture is communicated; it describes a model for identifying four different types of cultures, a model based on the Jungian Framework for understanding culture. It then examines the model's four culture types (clan, market, hierarchical, adhocracy) in relation to the cultures embraced by four well-known corporations--Intel, Proctor & Gamble, Meridian Telephone, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M). It analyzes each company's culture in relation to its appearance, myths and stories, rituals, and decision-making style. It also describes two processes--data collecting and conclusion-making--for identifying culture type and outlines strategies for managing projects in the four types of cultures previously identified. It additionally explains two methods that project managers can use to create team cultures and examines the benefits and the dangers of supporting internal countercultures
Place and Sense of Place( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Notions of place and sense of place appear more frequently in organizational research, reflecting the growing influence of human and cultural geography on the field. This article argues that scholars should continue to explore and refine research on sustainability by engaging with these issues through concrete research on place and sense of place. After discussing the diverse ways these terms are used in scholarship outside our field, the article considers ways in which they have been used in organizational studies of sustainability and identifies ways of extending this work, including a preliminary agenda for future research. By incorporating place and sense of place, organizational scholars may find more comprehensive and transformative understandings of sustainability
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Managing the organizational melting pot : dilemmas of workplace diversity