E7: Phases of Cooperation - Chester Barnard (Part 1)


On The Functions of The Executive (1938) by Chester Barnard. Join us for this two-episode (four-part) conversation about one of the most influential management and organization texts of... well, ever!

In Part 1 of Episode 7 we talk about Parts I and II of the book, concerning Barnard's theory of what humans are and how they (we) are motivated; as well as fundamental principles of cooperation and coordination. Have you ever thought of yourself as a 'phase of cooperation' while at work? No? Well, tune in to learn why Barnard did and why it makes a degree of sense to do so!