Reframing Organizations
5th Edition

Reframing Organizations
Lee G. Bolman
Terrence E. Deal

© 2013

WileyPLUS allows students to learn, collaborate, and grow. This digital only version of Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, 5th Edition gives students and instructors access to a restructured digital text that features interactive content, videos, assignments, and social networking tools that enable interaction with instructors and encourage discussion between students.

WileyPLUS for Reframing Organizations gives you and your students clear visibility into areas of strengths and weaknesses so that you can use this information to build a learning path to success together. This innovative new course solution engages students through visual pedagogy, real world examples, and video demonstrations, while expanding class interactivity and improving student outcomes in WileyPLUS.

With WileyPLUS you can instantly gauge if students are completing the assigned work, and if they are interacting with the content and each other. With WileyPLUS, you get a real-time snapshot of where students need help so you can diagnose early—before the first exam.

WileyPLUS features a dynamic new e-textbook for your course—giving you tools to quickly organise learning activities, manage student collaboration, and customise your course.

You can:

  • Assign activities and add your own materials
  • Guide students through what’s important in the e-textbook by easily assigning specific content
  • Assess student engagement
  • Benefit from a sophisticated set of reporting and diagnostic tools that give greater insight into class activity


Prepare & Present

Course materials to help you personalise lessons and optimise your time, including: 

  • Instructor's Manual
  • A set of teaching notes for each chapter
  • A set of exercises for each chapter
  • Learning Objectives within each chapter

Read, Study & Practice

Complete online version of the textbook

Relevant, student study tools and learning resources to ensure positive learning outcomes, including:

  • Concept check questions within each chapter to help students reinforce key objectives
  • Embedded videos throughout featuring the authors discussing organisational behavior scenarios, using company examples to simplify complex concepts
  • A file-based assignment which links to the existing online 'Leadership Orientations Self-Assessment' which will help students understand their primary leadership orientation, the way they instinctively think about and approach leadership

Topics covered

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

1. Introduction: The Power of Reframing 3

2. Simple Ideas, Complex Organizations 23

3. Getting Organized 43

4. Structure and Restructuring 69

5. Organizing Groups and Teams 95

6. People and Organizations 115

7. Improving Human Resource Management 137

8. Interpersonal and Group Dynamics 161

9. Power, Conflict, and Coalition 185

10. The Manager as Politician 205

11. Organizations as Political Arenas and Political Agents 225

12. Organizational Symbols and Culture 245

13. Culture in Action 271

14. Organization as Theater 285

15. Integrating Frames for Effective Practice 305

16. Reframing in Action: Opportunities and Perils 323

17. Reframing Leadership 337

18. Reframing Change in Organizations 371

19. Reframing Ethics and Spirit 393

20. Bringing It All Together: Change and Leadership in Action 407

21. Epilogue: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership 431

Appendix: The Best of Organizational Studies 435

Notes 439

Bibliography 441

The Authors 483

Name Index 485

Subject Index 497