“This book offers a discussion of a new management concept, Organisational Anatomy, which views organisational processes and functions from a biological perspective. This approach naturally explains the ongoing internal and external organisational processes and optimum configuration of different organisations. Organisations are live creatures which are breathing, functioning, moving and developing inside their specific environments. Biological examples offer a useful way of making sense of complex ideas, because they can be related to everyday existence. As such, this allows the reader to intuitively understand the organisations where they work and with which they interact. By classifying different types of organisations and looking at their biological functions, Organisational Anatomy links existing theories and discusses five archetypes of organisations, namely producers, knowledge-dependent, location-dependent, donor-dependent and state-affiliated organisations. By looking into their specific features, the characteristics of organisations of different ages and levels of maturity, the access and utilisation of resources, and the development of productive external relations, this book allows insights into the role of each function in achieving superior business performance. The Organisational Anatomy approach allows the development of a holistic picture, and will allow businesses to achieve higher performance and recognise problems and difficulties by considering organisational pathologies and diseases.”
After many years working and studying in business internationally, Dr. Konovalov has written a very insightful book. “Organisational Anatomy” is useful and recommended to all people who are involved in management of a business or organization of any size. From the mom and pop stand in the weekend farmers’ market to a multinational corporation, this book will help you to grow your business. You will benefit not just from gaining wisdom about your business, but also the businesses you interact with and serving your customer base. Using the word-pictures of biology and bodies, many concepts become clear and understandable.
If Dr. Konovalov does not write more books, hold seminars or start consulting, the world of business will be the poorer for the lack.
“Organisational Anatomy” gets 4.9 stars of 5! Well written and very understandable!
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