Written by Arthur Shelley - www.organizationalzoo.com


The Organizational Zoo is a well researched and developed set of metaphors that will enable you and your organisation to enhance performance and reduce stress.


Each animal or plant represents an intuitively recognisable behavioural style commonly encountered in organisations and social settings. By developing an understanding of the animals and how they interact, you will learn to interact in a way that secures the optimal outcomes for all parties.


Zoo Philosophy highlights that modern organisations are like zoos: they are unnatural environments where animals not naturally associated with each other are clustered into small cages and forced to interact, sometimes against their will. This unnatural environment causes stress that can lead to difficult situations and generate a negative and political culture.


The Book

The book entertainingly profiles common behaviour types found in organisations through animal metaphors, and shows how the mix of animals in the hierarchy determines the organisational culture. Readers immediately relate to the simple profiles and learn how to include them in practical exercises for building productive teams.


Each profile includes a wonderful caricature that intuitively portrays the behaviour. The tongue-in-cheek style and witty descriptions of animal interactions, provide a light and entertaining read.

The Organizational Zoo

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Last updated 2020

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