Lessons from Oz: balance and wholeness in organizations
Journal/Book: J Organ Change Manage. 1999; 12: 60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford Bd8 9by, W Yorkshire, England. Mcb Univ Press Ltd. 243-254.
Abstract: The 1899 book and the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz hold a permanent influence on US culture. In this article we describe hour the Wizard of Oz's story can serve as a metaphor for balancing energies and organizational transformation at all levels Just as the spiritual transformation of a person must be initiated from within, so organizations must discover the inner power to balance energies and transform themselves into more humane systems.
Note: Article Biberman J, Univ Scranton, Scranton,PA 18510 USA
Keyword(s): individual behaviour; metaphor; organizational behaviour; organizational change; FUTURE; WORK