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  1. Complexity and the Experience of Values, Conflict and Compromise in Organizations

    Edited by Ralph Stacey, Douglas Griffin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Complexity and Management

    What role do values play in organizational life? How do they shape the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational change? This volume examines what we actually mean when we use the term values and what it means to act according to values in ordinary everyday life. The contributors to this...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Complexity and Group Processes

    A Radically Social Understanding of Individuals

    By Ralph D. Stacey

    The increasing complexity of interdependence between people in modern life makes it more important than ever to understand processes of human relating. In the West we tend to base our understanding of relating on the individual. Complexity and Group Processes suggests an alternative way of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Tools and Techniques of Leadership and Management

    Meeting the Challenge of Complexity

    By Ralph Stacey

    Many of today’s books on the tools and techniques of leadership and management provide descriptions of long lists for use in decision-making, leading, coaching and project management. This book takes a completely different approach. It contests the claims that the tools and techniques are based on...

    Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Complexity and Organizational Reality

    Uncertainty and the Need to Rethink Management after the Collapse of Investment Capitalism, 2nd Edition

    By Ralph D. Stacey

    Approaches to leadership and management are still dominated by prescriptions – usually claimed as scientific – for top executives to choose the future direction of their organization. The global financial recession and the collapse of investment capitalism (surely not planned by anyone) make it...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Complexity and Organization

    Readings and Conversations

    Edited by Robert Macintosh, Donald Maclean, Ralph Stacey, Douglas Griffin

    In the past decade, complexity-based thinking has exerted an increasing, yet somewhat controversial authority over management theory and practice. This has in some part been due to the influence of a number of high-profile articles and the not inconsiderable hype which has accompanied them. Another...

    Published June 21st 2006 by Routledge

  6. Experiencing Spontaneity, Risk & Improvisation in Organizational Life

    Working Live

    Edited by Patricia Shaw, Ralph Stacey

    Series: Complexity as the Experience of Organizing

    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...

    Published December 7th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Complexity and the Experience of Managing in Public Sector Organizations

    Edited by Ralph Stacey, Douglas Griffin

    Series: Complexity as the Experience of Organizing

    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...

    Published October 19th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Complexity and the Experience of Leading Organizations

    Edited by Douglas Griffin, Ralph Stacey

    Series: Complexity as the Experience of Organizing

    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...

    Published June 15th 2005 by Routledge

  9. A Complexity Perspective on Researching Organisations

    Taking Experience Seriously

    Edited by Douglas Griffin, Ralph Stacey

    Series: Complexity as the Experience of Organizing

    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...

    Published June 15th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Experiencing Emergence in Organizations

    Local Interaction and the Emergence of Global Patterns

    Edited by Ralph Stacey

    Series: Complexity as the Experience of Organizing

    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...

    Published June 15th 2005 by Routledge

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