Leadership & Workplace Conflict LO26445

From: demingtw (demingtw@ms17.hinet.net)
Date: 03/26/01

Replying to LO26423 --

Rick Kuckartz wrote

> I am doing research to explore the link or connection between the
> constructs of leadership(tranformative)and workplace conflict. Can you
> direct me to any relevant research articles or authors?

I am not an expert on this field but why not a 'free advice' from my point
of view.

I provide a remote reference. In 'Systems and Labor Politics' of Yehouda
Shenhav's Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundation of the
Managerial Revolution( Oxford University Press,1999), the author writes, '
However, one must appreciate the dialectical--Janus-like--nature of the
relationship between labor unrest and management systems. On the one hand,
labor unrest was used by mechanical engineers to promote the rhetoric of
systems...clearly point to the intensification of the system discourse in
the periods of intense strikes. On the other hand, it was through the
filter of systems perspective that labor unrest was, in turn, viewed and
conceptualized as a purely mechanical, rather than political issue. (p.

For an alternative approach, you might like to consult 'the healing
organizations' concept in Peter Scholtes's The Leader Handbook.
(McGraw-Hill). And how about think about W. Edwards Deming's 14 points in
people management in his The New Economics( MIT CAES).

Hanching Chung
'If three of us walking together, there will surely be a teacher for me.' a
Chinese saying quoted in H. A. Simon's Models of Thought, Vol. II, 1989.


demingtw <demingtw@ms17.hinet.net>

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Manufacturing Rationality : The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution by Yehouda A. Shenhav http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0198296304/learningorg

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The New Economics: For Industry, Government, Education by W. Edwards Deming http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0262541165/learningorg


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