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Leadership & the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe

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"Each of us lives and works in organizations designed from Newtonian images of the universe", Margaret Wheatley writes in this groundbreaking book. "Our assumptions come to us from seventeenth-century physics, from Newtonian mechanics. . . . But the science has changed. If we are to continue to draw from the sciences to create and manage organizations, then we need to at least ground our work in the science of our times. We need to stop seeking after the universe of the seventeenth century and begin to explore what has become known to us in the twentieth century". Wheatley takes the reader on a mind-opening journey into the "new science" - the revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology that are changing our understanding of the universe. And she applies these scientific concepts to offer new light on the fundamental issues of organizing work, people, and life, including: how can we find order in a chaotic world?; how is order different than control?; how can we create more participative, open, and adaptive organizations?; how can we reconcile individual autonomy and organizational control?; and what leads to organizational growth and self-renewal instead of decline and death?

Synopsis:

A mind-opening journey into the "new science"--the revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology. Wheatley applies these scientific concepts to the management of organizations and information, offering new insight on issues troubling people most: order and change, autonomy and control; structure and flexibility, planning and innovation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-160) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781881052012
Subtitle:
Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe
Author:
Wheatley, Margaret J
Author:
Wheatley, Margaret J.
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Organization
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Self-organizing systems
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Series Volume:
383
Publication Date:
19920901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
9.36x7.63x.80 in. 1.30 lbs.

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A mind-opening journey into the "new science"--the revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology. Wheatley applies these scientific concepts to the management of organizations and information, offering new insight on issues troubling people most: order and change, autonomy and control; structure and flexibility, planning and innovation.
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