This is a sparkling and witty allegory of the four types of organisation. The club culture, ruled over by Zeus; the role culture, whose patron saint is Apollo; the task culture, owing allegiance to Athena; and the existential culture, whose people come under the orbit of Dionysus. It is required reading for everybody who wants to be survivor in a world of changing organisational culture.
Charles Handy started his career at Shell and was a co-founder of the London Business School (where he was a Professor between 1978-1994). He has been rated as one of Thinkers 50, the most influential management thinkers.