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Weaving Complexity and Business Engaging the Soul at Work

ISBN-10: 1587990431
ISBN-13: 9781587990434
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 5/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Weaving Complexity and Business brings business people a new way of thinking about and working in the new economy, one that draws on the new science of complexity, which recognizes that business organizations are complex adaptive systems, in which people are crucial but unpredictable factors in their development. It offers managers and companies a deeper understanding of the organizational dynamics of today?s fast-paced/changing business environment both within companies and among them. Moreover, the book outlines a new theory of business that places human-oriented management practices under a theoretical umbrella of complexity science. The book also contains detailed case studies of successful UK and US companies that have embraced the principles of complexity science.

Birute Regine (Cambridge, MA), a developmental psychologist, conducts workshops across the country, speaks at business and women's conferences and colleges, offers life and executive coaching, and writes books and articles.

Relationships: The New Bottom Line in Businessp. 1
The World of Complexity Sciencep. 17
The Vernal Poolp. 19
Management in Wonderlandp. 34
The Consequences of Connectionsp. 47
The World of Complexity Experiencep. 61
Preamble: Complexity and Narrativesp. 63
Muhlenberg Medical Center: Healing Connectionsp. 65
St. Luke's: The Ox That Took Flightp. 88
VeriFone: High Tech-High Touchp. 102
Cornelia Street and River Cafe: Food for the Soulp. 125
DuPont: Down on the Plantp. 144
Babel's Paint and Decorating Stores: The Tower of Babelp. 162
The Industrial Society: Free to Achievep. 181
Monsanto: Transformation of a Chemical Giantp. 203
Alchemists: Changing of the Guardianp. 224
The World of Relationshipsp. 251
The Buttercup Effectp. 253
Paradoxical Leadershipp. 263
Emergent Teamsp. 281
Relational Practicep. 301
Care-nections and the Soul at Workp. 319
Notesp. 335
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