Talking About Organizations Podcast
About This Show
Learn about key ideas and concepts in management and organization studies as four business scholars read and make sense of the thinking behind the way we all work today. Talking About Organizations is a discursive podcast where we talk about one book, journal article or idea per episode and try to understand it, its purpose and its impact. By joining us as we collectively tackle managerial and organizational problems, you get the full benefit of active and organic thinking as opposed to passive receiving that normally accompanies a monologue or a lecture. Subscribe to our feed and begin Talking About Organizations as we take on great management thinkers of past and present!
Most Recent Episode
E34: Organizational Change - Trist and Bamfort (Part 1)
5 days ago
Please join us as we discuss Eric Trist’s and Ken Bamfort’s 1951 article, “Some Social and Psychological Consequences of the Longwall Method of Coal-Getting,” published in the journal Human Relations. The article explores how a technological change in the coal-mining industry tore apart the social structure of the workers who were supposed to have benefitted from the change. The podcasters talk about the story behind the article and explore its lessons in the context of contemporary technological changes and the roles of managers to consider the social impacts of transformational change in their organizations.
Rated 5 out of
This is a great podcast if you want to learn about management with minimum time investment! The conversation is engaging and covers a range of perspectives. It can get a bit too specialist now and again but overall is very accessible. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of
Insightful conversation and good perspective
I recently discovered this show and have been slowly working through the episodes. The discussion is highly informative and the hosts do well to bring a range of perspectives in. The 'live' aspect of it (emergent disagreements etc) is highly appealing too as this in no way feels like a b-school lecture. Highly recommend to anyone interested in management!
Date published: 2016-04-18