Complexity, Learning and Organizations
By (author) Walter R. J. Baets
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Complexity, Learning and Organizations by Walter R. J. Baets
Book DescriptionThis fascinating book argues for a new way of looking at the world and at human systems, companies or (Western) society as a whole. Walter R.J. Baets argues that we should let go of our drive to control, manage and organize, in order to be able to create an ideal environment for continuous learning, both for ourselves and for our collaborators. Arguing in favour of a holistic management approach, and very much in opposition to the short-term shareholder value driven approaches that are popular today, Baets' book develops a logic founded in real life observations, examples and cases that every reader will recognize in their daily practice. It guides the reader to understand an alternative paradigm and allows them finally to be able to work with the dynamics of business on a daily basis. A must-read for students of complexity, strategy and organizational behaviour, this well-researched, well-argued book skilfully guides the reader through this interesting subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415381796
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Walter R. J. Baets
Rethinking Growth, Hardback (March 2009)
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Information Technology and Organizational Transformation, Hardback (December 1997)» View all books by Walter R. J. Baets
Organizations should look different in the next century as a direct result of the ability to process information. This book argues for a holistic approach to organizations and the integration of IT considerations into this treatment.
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