The Speed of Organizationaf Tom Owen, Simon Lilley, Peter Case
Speed of production, of information flow , of capital moving through deregulated financial and trading systems is apparently ubiquitous, as indeed is its seemingly inexorable increase in the consequently ever shorter here and now that w e inhabit. But w ith so much going on, and going on so quickly, how can it all can any of it be attended to? This text assembles a range of thoughtful contributors w ho have bent their minds to deploy a range of different perspectives to consider our current fascination w ith speed and its complications for our organization and organizations. Through w riting ordered into the key themes The speed of organisation Identity, The Speed of Organization Technology and The speed of Organization Imagery these authors invite you to take gulps if theoretical and reflective air, to hold in abeyance for a moment the breathless talk of a faster tomorrow , to pause to look at the hurdy gurdy. Fast food, dotcoms, hotdesking and international travelers fly across the page, skilfully illuminated by insights draw n from theorist past and present. The speed of organization w ill certainly be more vivid for you after having read this book.Advances in Organization Studies, Vol. 19 Series editors: Stewart R. Clegg & Ralph E. StableinAdvances in Organization Studies is a channel for cutting edge theoretical and empirical works of high quality that contributes to the field of organizational studies. The series welcomes thought-provoking perspectives and neglected topics from researchers within a wide range of disciplines and geographcial locations.