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Organizational assessment [electronic resource] : a step-by-step guide to effective consulting / Harry Levinson.

By: Levinson, Harry.
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 317 p. ; 26 cm.Subject(s): Organizational effectiveness -- Evaluation | Business consultants | Commerce -- organization & administrationAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 001 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: To be comprehensive, this manual is necessarily detailed. Its detail will help the reader understand more clearly the multiple dimensions of an organization. I assume the reader who attains some skill in organizational consultation will abstract from and condense the outline to meet his or her own needs. My intention in preparing this manual is twofold: (a) to help formalize and professionalize the organizational consultation role, whether for consultation or internal organizational study and change efforts. Originally, I wrote it for organizational consultants and graduate students who intended to become consultants and (b) to assist managers who want to sharpen their assessment skills or who must undertake an effort to resolve an organizational problem or to integrate a new unit into theirs or to help the members of a newly acquired unit understand their own organization. Duncan, Ginter, and Swayne (1998) pointed out that internal organizational assessment is less well-developed than other areas of organizational assessment and suggest that conducting such assessment enhances organizations' competitive edge. Society needs people who can help its organizations do their work more effectively. I hope this volume will be a contribution toward meeting that need. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-306) and indexes.

To be comprehensive, this manual is necessarily detailed. Its detail will help the reader understand more clearly the multiple dimensions of an organization. I assume the reader who attains some skill in organizational consultation will abstract from and condense the outline to meet his or her own needs. My intention in preparing this manual is twofold: (a) to help formalize and professionalize the organizational consultation role, whether for consultation or internal organizational study and change efforts. Originally, I wrote it for organizational consultants and graduate students who intended to become consultants and (b) to assist managers who want to sharpen their assessment skills or who must undertake an effort to resolve an organizational problem or to integrate a new unit into theirs or to help the members of a newly acquired unit understand their own organization. Duncan, Ginter, and Swayne (1998) pointed out that internal organizational assessment is less well-developed than other areas of organizational assessment and suggest that conducting such assessment enhances organizations' competitive edge. Society needs people who can help its organizations do their work more effectively. I hope this volume will be a contribution toward meeting that need. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2004. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2004 dcunns.

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