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Managing in uncertainty : complexity and the paradoxes of everyday organizational life
Éditeur Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Année 2015, cop. 2015
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Managing in uncertainty : complexity and the paradoxes of everyday organizational life
1 vol. (181 p.) ; 24 cm
Bibliogr. en fin de chapitres. Index
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Introduction: A book arising from uncertainty in everyday organizational life ; Why are uncertainty, ambiguity and paradox important for managers? ; Taking paradox seriously ; The paradox of involvement and detachment: the importance of practical judgment ; Attempts to change organizational culture: the paradox of the local and the global ; On the predictable unpredictability of organizational life: change and innovation ; The paradox of cooperation and competition: conflict and the necessary politics of organizational life ; Ambiguity, contradiction and paradox in the natural sciences: creative entanglement between the knower and the known ; Uncertainty, contradiction and paradox: so what can managers do?
"This book argues that paradox, ambiguity and uncertainty in organizational life are the norm rather than the exception for leaders and managers. Many managers are implicitly aware of this, but they rarely spend much time reflecting on what it is that they are actually doing when they are coping with their messy reality. Drawing on insights from the complexity sciences, process sociology and pragmatic philosophy, Chris Mowles directly engages with some principal contradictions of organizational life concerning innovation, culture change, conflict and leadership. Managing in Uncertainty will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners looking at management and organizational studies from a critical perspective"--
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