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The Folklore of Management

reviewed by A. Lowin - 1964

coverTitle: The Folklore of Management
Author(s): C. B. Randall
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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With "hot flame (s) of self-searching, inward-directed criticism," author Clarence Randall challenges to battle the folklore of management. "Pulling no punches," he purports to examine business customs and beliefs, uncovering such practices as are thought to, but which in fact do not, contribute to the well-being of an organization. Insofar as we all find ourselves involved in administrative activities, those of us in a variety of professions (teaching, educational administration, social work) may profit from this analysis. Organization charts, economy drives, and hyperactive administrators are, to be sure, not among the monopolies of Wall Street. The sixteen chapters of The Folklore of Management each take to task one myth whose uncritical acceptance by administrators justifies its interrogation. One chapter devotes itself to the "Myth of the Organization Chart" (formal organization must be supplemented with human organization; the tools of management are never more important than its goals). Another is concerned with... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 6, 1964, p. 557-557
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2804, Date Accessed: 7/8/2020 4:46:42 AM

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