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Complexity as the Experience of Organizing


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Providing a natural successor to the Editors' influential series - Complexity and Emergence in Organizations - this series aims to take this work further by taking very seriously the work of organizational practitioners. Each book brings together the experiences of actual managers, leaders and consultants, and contextualizes these experiences showing how complex responsive processes yield deeper insights into practice and its development.

 

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Experiencing Spontaneity, Risk & Improvisation in Organizational Life: Working Live

Experiencing Spontaneity, Risk & Improvisation in Organizational Life: Working Live

1st Edition

Patricia Shaw, Ralph Stacey
December 08, 2005

The perspective of complex responsive processes draws on analogies from the complexity sciences, bringing in the essential characteristics of human agents, understood to emerge in social processes of communicative interaction and power relating. The result is a way of thinking about life in...

Complexity and the Experience of Managing in Public Sector Organizations

Complexity and the Experience of Managing in Public Sector Organizations

1st Edition

Ralph Stacey, Douglas Griffin
October 20, 2005

A fundamental problem of public sector governance relates to the very way of thinking it reflects; where organization is thought of as a ‘thing’, a system designed to deliver what its designers choose. This volume questions that way of thinking and takes a perspective in which organizations are...

Complexity and the Experience of Leading Organizations

Complexity and the Experience of Leading Organizations

1st Edition

Douglas Griffin, Ralph Stacey
June 16, 2005

The contributors to this book are leaders, consultants or managers in organizations who provide narrative accounts of their actual work and daily experience. They explore how the perspective of complex responsive processes assists them to make sense of their experience and so to develop their...

A Complexity Perspective on Researching Organisations: Taking Experience Seriously

A Complexity Perspective on Researching Organisations: Taking Experience Seriously

1st Edition

Douglas Griffin, Ralph Stacey
June 16, 2005

Part of the Complexity as the Experience of Organizing series, this book applies complex responsiveness theory to real-life leadership experiences. It features contributions from and details the experience of organizational practitioners, leaders, consultants and managers from various organizations...

Experiencing Emergence in Organizations: Local Interaction and the Emergence of Global Patterns

Experiencing Emergence in Organizations: Local Interaction and the Emergence of Global Patterns

1st Edition

Ralph Stacey
June 16, 2005

Examining the experiences of organizational practitioners, this informative book features contributions from experienced leaders, consultants and managers in various organizations, and narrative accounts of the contributors work address key topical questions. Rather than offering descriptions...

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