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Muller, J.: The Tyranny of Metrics (Hardcover and eBook) | Princeton University Press
"Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigor, we've gone from measuring performance to fixating on measuring itself. The result is a tyranny of metrics that threatens the quality of our lives and most important institutions. In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing—and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test." That's because what can and does get measured is not always worth measuring, may not be what we really want to know, and may draw effort away from the things we care about. Along the way, we learn why paying for measured performance doesn't work, why surgical scorecards may increase deaths, and much more. But metrics can be good when used as a complement to—rather than a replacement for—judgment based on personal experience, and Muller also gives examples of when metrics have been beneficial. Complete with a checklist of when and how to use metrics, The Tyranny of Metrics is an essential corrective to a rarely questioned trend that increasingly affects us all."
book  publisher  metrics  measurement  business  organizations 
may 2018 by tsuomela
Organizations Evolving | SAGE Publications Inc
"A keenly anticipated Second Edition of an award winning classic, Organizations Evolving presents a sophisticated evolutionary view of key organizational paradigms that will give readers a unified understanding of modern organizations. This Second Edition is up-to-date in its survey of the literature, as well as an overview of the new developments across organization studies. It contains new sections on organizational forms, community evolution and methods for studying organizations at multiple levels. The field of organization studies contains many contending paradigms that often puzzle and perplex students. This book is a stunning synthesis of the major organizational paradigms under the umbrella of organizational theory. Scholars and students will find it an excellent guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches, as well as an outstanding review of the best recent empirical research on organizations. "
book  publisher  organizations 
november 2017 by tsuomela
Blockchains Never Forget
A very interesting piece by Venkatesh Rao that provides the best reason I've seen so far for widespread adoption of blockchain technologies.
blockchain  history  technology-effects  forgetting  forgiveness  memory  institutions  organizations 
may 2017 by tsuomela
What Is A Media Lab? | situated practices in media studies
"Media labs are liminal but increasingly powerful spaces in many contemporary settings. They appear in universities and colleges, wedged uneasily between traditional departments and faculties. They’re also in basements, warehouses, strip malls and squats. They are stable to varying degrees; many have long-term addresses and an itinerant roster of occupants. Some pop up in one location for a few days, then relocate to another. Sometimes they’re even in mobile trucks in the streets, bringing tools and expertise to children in schools and the general public. As clusters of tools and talent streamlined to produce economic value, labs sometime align with the most ruthless of venture capitalists; in other cases, they are free and open for all to use, disdainful of all commercial motivations."
digital-humanities  media  academic-lab  academia  research  organizations 
july 2016 by tsuomela
Information Services - NFAIS
"Whether you're looking for answers to the challenges your organization faces in expanding the future of information services or seeking trustworthy, high-quality information that will impact your organization's success, the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is the premier membership association for organizations that create, organize and facilitate access to reliable information. A membership in NFAIS offers the opportunity for collaboration with others in the development of effective solutions to the challenges and opportunities of the digital information age."
professional-association  information  libraries  organizations 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Digital humanities in the library isn't a service
"Last week, Miriam Posner started an interesting discussion online with a blog post about some of the challenges of doing digital humanities in libraries. Posner identifies challenges rooted in the structure of libraries as organizations, in the organizational position of libraries within universities, and in (academic) library culture"
libraries  education  digital-humanities  organizations  psychology  structure  service 
august 2014 by tsuomela
Book - Peter Dauvergne , Genevieve LeBaron - Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism
"Mass protests have raged since the global financial crisis of 2008. Across the world students and workers and environmentalists are taking to the streets. Discontent is seething even in the wealthiest countries, as the world saw with Occupy Wall Street in 2011. Protest Inc. tells a disturbingly different story of global activism. As millions of grassroots activists rally against capitalism, activism more broadly is increasingly mirroring business management and echoing calls for market-based solutions. The past decade has seen nongovernmental organizations partner with oil companies like ExxonMobil, discount retailers like Walmart, fast-food chains like McDonald’s, and brand manufacturers like Nike and Coca-Cola. NGOs are courting billionaire philanthropists, branding causes, and turning to consumers as wellsprings of reform. Are “career” activists selling out to pay staff and fund programs? Partly. But far more is going on. Political and socioeconomic changes are enhancing the power of business to corporatize activism, including a worldwide crackdown on dissent, a strengthening of consumerism, a privatization of daily life, and a shifting of activism into business-style institutions. Grassroots activists are fighting back. Yet, even as protestors march and occupy cities, more and more activist organizations are collaborating with business and advocating for corporate-friendly “solutions.” This landmark book sounds the alarm about the dangers of this corporatizing trend for the future of transformative change in world politics."
book  publisher  activism  corporatism  money  funding  organizations  structure 
march 2014 by tsuomela
PLOS ONE: You Can’t Put Old Wine in New Bottles: The Effect of Newcomers on Coordination in Groups
"A common finding in social sciences is that member change hinders group functioning and performance. However, questions remain as to why member change negatively affects group performance and what are some ways to alleviate the negative effects of member change on performance? To answer these questions we conduct an experiment in which we investigate the effect of newcomers on a group’s ability to coordinate efficiently. Participants play a coordination game in a four-person group for the first part of the experiment, and then two members of the group are replaced with new participants, and the newly formed group plays the game for the second part of the experiment. Our results show that the arrival of newcomers decreases trust among group members and this decrease in trust negatively affects group performance. Knowing the performance history of the arriving newcomers mitigates the negative effect of their arrival, but only when newcomers also know the oldtimers performance history. Surprisingly, in groups that performed poorly prior to the newcomers’ arrival, the distrust generated by newcomers is mainly between oldtimers about each other rather than about the newcomers."
groups  interaction  dynamics  communication  organizations  strangers  trust  coordination 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Kent Greenfield for Democracy Journal: The Stakeholder Strategy
"Changing corporations, not the Constitution, is the key to a fairer post-Citizens United world."
politics  citizen  corporation  law  reform  power  organizations  markets 
august 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Organizations and the Chicago school
"World War II brought about a set of changes in organizational America that made the Chicago School approach less appealing to the mainstream. "The conflictual, processual, local theories of the Chicago School made little sense in a world now conceived as grand, unified, and even static, a huge mechanism for steady expansion in a non-ideological, managed world" (416). But this stability was short-lived, and Abbott believes that the Chicago approach is once again worth studying."
sociology  intellectual  history  1h20c  20c  process  organizations  theory 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Clark Quinn's Learnings about Learning
(The Official Quinnovation blog)
weblog-individual  consulting  business  learning  organizations  technology 
july 2012 by tsuomela
What People Really Do When They're 'Working From Home' - Businessweek
A new survey by Citrix (CTXS), the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) company that designs technology for employees to work remotely, shows that many people sneak in other activities while working from home.
work  labor  telecommuting  behavior  organizations 
july 2012 by tsuomela
The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office”
"Until now, that is. Now, after four years, I’ve finally figured the show out. The Office is not a random series of cynical gags aimed at momentarily alleviating the existential despair of low-level grunts. It is a fully-realized theory of management that falsifies 83.8% of the business section of the bookstore. The theory begins with Hugh MacLeod’s well-known cartoon, Company Hierarchy (below), and its cornerstone is something I will call The Gervais Principle, which supersedes both the Peter Principle and its successor, The Dilbert Principle. Outside of the comic aisle, the only major and significant works consistent with the Gervais Principle are The Organization Man and Images of Organization. "
title(TheOffice)  business  organizations  management  career  sociopathy  success 
july 2012 by tsuomela
A Step-by-Step Guide to Tribal Leadership: Part 1: The Five Stages of Tribal Culture « emergent by design
I just finished reading Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan, an amazing book that teaches how to build a better organization in which the best people want to work and make an impact. The book is based on a 10-year research study with 24,000 people across two dozen organizations from around the world.
book  review  management  business  organizations  leadership  tribes  dunbar-number  sociology  communication  stages 
june 2012 by tsuomela
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration | Harold Jarche
"In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate."
networks  organizations  knowledge-management  cooperation  collaboration 
june 2012 by tsuomela
James March on Education, Leadership, and Don Quixote: Introduction and Interview « 茫茫戈壁
"Starting off in political science and then moving through several disciplinary domains such as management theory, psychology, sociology, economics, organization and institutional theory, March’s academic career has been focused on understanding and analyzing human decision making and behavior. The basic thesis that he has pursued is that human action is neither optimal (or unboundedly rational) nor random, but nevertheless reasonably comprehensible (March, 1978, 1994, 1999). The ideas that were developed to understand human behavior in organizations in March’s early work in the analysis of how people deal with an uncertain and ambiguous world included, among other things, the concepts of bounded rationality and satisficing "
organizations  rationality  boundaries  limits  institutions  business  management  decision-making 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: Left vs right: out of date
"In other words, the issue is not one of “markets vs. state” - “free” markets vs. “sand in the wheel” transactions taxes. It is: how can banks be better organized? And not just banks. The issue of NHS or schools reform poses the same questions.

In this sense, the traditional statist left and free market right are both wrong." Annotated link
organization  organizations  sociology  banking  business  management 
march 2012 by tsuomela
getting big stuff done: is this an organizational problem? «
"I can see several reasons for why organization theorists don’t engage with these types of, “futurist” questions. First, theories of organization tend to lag practice. That is, organizational scholars describe and explain the world (in its current or past state), though they don’t often engage in speculative forecasting (about possible future states). Second, many of the organizational sub-fields suited for wide-eyed speculation are in a bit of a lull, or they represent small niches. For example, organization design isn’t a super “hot” area these days (certainly with exceptions) — despite its obvious importance. Institutional and environmental theories of organization have taken hold in many parts, and agentic theories are often seen as overly naive. Environmental and institutional theories of course are valuable, but they delimit and are incremental, and are perhaps just self-fulfilling and thus may not always be practically helpful for thinking about the future.

organizations  sociology  design  future  innovation  creativity  scale 
march 2012 by tsuomela
The Institutional Revolution: Measurement and the Economic Emergence of the Modern World, Allen
"In The Institutional Revolution, Douglas W. Allen offers a thought-provoking account of another, quieter revolution that took place at the end of the eighteenth century and allowed for the full exploitation of the many new technological innovations. Fundamental to this shift were dramatic changes in institutions, or the rules that govern society, which reflected significant improvements in the ability to measure performance—whether of government officials, laborers, or naval officers—thereby reducing the role of nature and the hazards of variance in daily affairs. Along the way, Allen provides readers with a fascinating explanation of the critical roles played by seemingly bizarre institutions, from dueling to the purchase of one’s rank in the British Army."
book  publisher  history  18c  institutions  revolution  organizations 
january 2012 by tsuomela
Abandoned Footnotes: Exit, Voice, and Legitimacy: Responses to Domination in Political Thought
"Albert O. Hirschmann’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States is a “generative” book: the ideas it contains are deceptively simple but enormously fruitful."
sociology  organizations  membership  exit  voice  loyalty 
july 2011 by tsuomela
voluntary associations in the U.S. «
" a book review I’ve written about Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America’s Political Past and Present by Elisabeth Clemens and Doug Guthrie."
book  review  associations  organizations  non-profit  political-science 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Prof. Naomi Ellemers, PhD - Staff - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
"Naomi Ellemers studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where she obtained her first degree in Social Psychology in 1987. She obtained her PhD from the same university in 1991, on a thesis entitled "Identity management strategies". From 1991 to 1998 she was employed as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Free University of Amsterdam. As of 1999 she has been Full Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Her research on group processes and intergroup relations addresses a range of topics including the effects of status differences between groups, diversity in teams and organizations, career development of women and minorities, and motivation and commitment in work teams."
people  academia  communication  volunteer  socialization  organizations  non-profit  social-psychology  country(Germany) 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Michael Kramer -Faculty - Department of Communication - College of Arts and Science - University of Missouri
"Dr. Michael Kramer's research centers on three main areas: employee transitions in organizational settings, emotion management in organizations, and group communication processes, particularly in non-profit organizations such as community theater, although he has recently begun investigating the relationship of researchers to institutional review boards. His work on employee transitions examines newcomers, transferees, recently promoted employees, employees being dismissed, and employees experiencing a merger or acquisition. He has typically focused on uncertainty reduction theory as part of this research. His book, Managing Uncertainty in Organizational Communication, presents his conceptualization of uncertainty in human interaction (2004, Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers). Michael is extremely diverse in the research methods he uses, ranging from quantitative research, to content analysis, to ethnographic work."
people  academia  communication  socialization  organizations  non-profit  business 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Human Relations
Human Relations is an international peer reviewed journal, which publishes the highest quality original research to advance our understanding of social relationships at and around work through theoretical development and empirical investigation. Human Relations seeks high quality research papers that extend our knowledge of social relationships at work and organizational forms, practices and processes that affect the nature, structure and conditions of work and work organizations.
journal  academic  human-resources  management  business  organizations  communication 
june 2011 by tsuomela
Routine objections « ANTHEM
"There is an interesting debate unfolding on the pages of the current issue of the Journal of Institutional Economics, a special issue on Business Routines (Vol. 7, issue 2). It appears to mark the moment when institutional economics and the economic theory of the firm first encountered actor-network theory and its allies (unless I’d missed that moment happen somewhere else already)."
actor-network-theory  organizations  economics  objects 
may 2011 by tsuomela
embodied organizations «
"Organizations are, in addition to being actors in their own right, physical places. People interact, live, and experience life in organizational settings, whether it be their workplaces, churches, or voluntary associations. Much of our bodily experiences is structured by organizations. Surprisingly, the physical/bodily experience of organizations doesn’t get much attention in organizational theory. Feminist perspectives are a big exception, of course. Philip Selznick also emphasized how ideals were “embodied in action” through organizations in his distinct brand of pragmatism. But most organizational theory fails to take into account the physical experience of organizations."
materiality  organizations  sociology  behavior  embodied 
april 2011 by tsuomela
American Association for State and Local History
AASLH began in 1904, under the wing of the American Historical Association. Then called the Conference of State and Local Historical Societies, AASLH broke out on its own in December of 1940 to become the American Association for State and Local History
history  professional-association  associations  state  local  regional  museum  organizations 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Minnesota Environmental Partnership: Home
The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is a coalition of more than 80 Minnesota environmental and conservation organizations working together to protect and preserve Minnesota's precious natural environment. Together, the Partnership's member organizations are supported by more than 450,000 Minnesotans. The Partnership provides a way for environmental organizations to collaborate in their efforts to make sure that Minnesota's natural resources are well cared for.
minnesota  environment  groups  organizations  conservation  networking 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Freshwater Society -- Fighting water pollution and advocating for sustainability
The Freshwater Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people to value, conserve and protect all water resources.
non-profit  minnesota  environment  nature  organizations  science  water 
march 2010 by tsuomela - Welcome to - Imagine. Connect. Act.
Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
non-profit  jobs  activism  community  volunteer  career  organizations  sustainability  collaboration  forums 
march 2010 by tsuomela
National Civic League
The National Civic League (NCL) is America's original advocate for community democracy. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization dedicated to strengthening citizen democracy by transforming democratic institutions.
government  community  democracy  organizations  citizenship  civic  american 
february 2010 by tsuomela
NCOC - National Coneference on Citizenship
Founded in 1946 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a leader in promoting our nation’s civic life. We track, measure and promote civic participation and engagement in partnership with other organizations on a bipartisan, collaborative basis. We focus on ways to enhance history and civics education, encourage national and community service, and promote greater participation in the political process.
politics  organizations  citizenship  democracy  america  government  civic 
february 2010 by tsuomela
The Problem of Organizations « Easily Distracted
The political and social problem of making institutions renewable and self-repairing without handing them a perpetual license to seek transfers, to be always “too important to fail”, is the real problem of the 21st Century. It applies across market and state, civil society and private life.
institutions  organizations  design  sociology  politcal-science  politics  power  corruption  21c  renewable  time  endurance  sustainability  societies 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Charlie's Diary: Designing society for posterity
So. You, and a quarter of a million other folks, have embarked on a 1000-year voyage aboard a hollowed-out asteroid. What sort of governance and society do you think would be most comfortable, not to mention likely to survive the trip without civil war, famine, and reigns of terror?
sf  fiction  space  space-opera  travel  societies  endurance  time  design  futurism  speculation  organizations  institutions  sociology  social  sustainability 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Science Ethics & Public Policy - Journals & Organizations
A list of organizations and journals in science, ethics, public policy. Compiled by SEPP center at University of Delaware.
journals  science  ethics  public-policy  academic-center  directory  list  school(UDelaware)  graduate-school  organizations 
august 2009 by tsuomela
ephemera: theory
Welcome to ephemera, the free journal for the discussion of theoretical and political perspectives on all aspects of organization.
online  journal  politics  theory  organizations 
march 2009 by tsuomela » Online Collaboration Goes Legit
Besides dictating organizational forms, current law privileges the interests of investors and boards of directors, and has no recognition for co-creators who wish to collaborate to create shared value in virtual spaces, and who wish to make decisions as a group.

So imagine if a group of self-organized individuals could come together on the Internet to create valuable products and services – and to establish their own “operating agreement” among themselves, according to their specific goals — and yet still receive the benefits of “legal personhood” that corporations enjoy.
co-creation  peer-production  law  organizations  forms  novelty 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Do Tank and the Democracy Design Workshop
The goal of the Virtual Company Project is to build online tools to help groups create and implement governance rules necessary for successful collaboration.
online  organizations  forms  business  law  resources  democracy  governance  peer-production  co-creation  co-science 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
minnesota  non-profit  organizations  employment 
august 2007 by tsuomela
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