Mary Parker Follett - Greatest Consultant of All Time (1868-1933)
David M. Boje, Ph.D. (September 3, 2001) -
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Follett refused, as we have illustrated, to reify dualities. She
used concepts such as
interpenetrating, to get beyond them versus us and other dichotomies. She was able to get both management and labor to look at
how work categories were reified. She asked, why not share the accounting and performance data with labor? In this way
traditional boundaries get blurred, and workers learn the numbers that management keeps hidden in its files. It is once again the
joint analysis of the situation that has the potential to explore the reification process. For Follett power is not "real." It is a construct.
And for Clegg if people treat the subjective as real then the consequences become real (See Boje & Rosile).
Boje & Rosile's (2001) "Where's the Power in Empowerment: Follett meets Clegg" was published in in Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, March, 2001, Vol. 37(1): 90-117. http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/CleggFollett4_index.html
- A different view on empowerment & Follett http://www.themanager.com.au/mar00/story2.htm
Boje & Dennehy Managing in Postmodern World - Chapter on Follett, Fayol, Weber, and Taylor. http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/mpw.html See Chap 2
Albie M. Davis, "Liquid Leadership: The Wisdom of Mary Parker Follett (1868 - 1933)" (August 1997) http://sunsite.utk.edu/FINS/Mary_Parker_Follett/Fins-MPF-03.txt
Mary Parker Follett and the Learning Organization - Essay http://ils.unc.edu/~fowll/131/mpfollett.html
"Mary Parker Follett: Visionary Genius Finds her Own Time" by John F. Horne III; http://www.tmn.com/auntl/mary.htm
Matthew Shapiro, Sketch Biography of Author Mary Parker Follett (Dec 1996) http://sunsite.utk.edu/FINS/Mary_Parker_Follett/Fins-MPF-02.txt
Creating a Global Neighborhood: Mary Parker Follett Responds to David Korten by Paul C. Godfrey BYU http://www.pamij.com/99_4_1_godfrey.html
Follett's Ghost, Mary Parker Follett So-Called Admirers .A draft essay on Mary Parker Follett and her so-called admirers, on how some overconfident academics divert students away from a truer understanding of Mary Parker Follett http://www.onepine.demon.co.uk/%20http://enhanced-designs.com/tcbhome/ghost.htm
Amazon Books you can order http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/follett/
Follett, Mary Parker (1918). The New State: Group Organization And
The Solution Of Popular Government. London: Longmans, Green, and
Follett, Mary Parker (1951). Creative Experience. New York: Peter Smith.
Urwick and Fox's Dynamic Administration: the collected papers of Mary Parker FollettRecommended Sites for Managing Scholars