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The Three Ways of Getting Things Done: Hierarchy, Heterarchy and Responsible Autonomy in Organizations

by Fairtlough, Gerard (2005)


As the former CEO of Shell Chemicals UK and Celltech, Gerard Fairtlough speaks about business with enormous authority and experience. In this ground-breaking book he draws on that experience to explain why hierarchy is not the only way to organize a business. He explains the alternatives to hierarchy (which he calls heterarchy and responsible autonomy) and shows how they can work in practice. This extensively revised and updated edition is vital reading for anyone who wants organizations to work better.


Hierarchy, Heterarchy, Autonomy, Hegemony, Voice, Cultural Theory, Pluralism, Future Of Work


Organisation and Management Studies

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