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The Fractal Organization : Creating Sustainable Organizations with the Viable System Model.

Author: Patrick Hoverstadt
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world of management is in crisis - the old remedies no longer work and organizations are failing at an increasing rate. Although many talk of 'joined up thinking', few offer practical guidance on how to achieve this in organizations. The Fractal Organization sets down the practical implications of a well tested systemic approach to building organizations that are capable of surviving and flourishing in these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Hoverstadt
ISBN: 9781119995579 1119995574
OCLC Number: 811493376
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART 1 --
INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 --
The Crisis of Organization; Chapter 2 --
Management Myths, Models and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies; Chapter 3 --
Overview of the Viable System Model and the Rest of the Book; PART 2 --
RUNNING THE BUSINESS; Chapter 4 --
Autonomy and Control; Chapter 5 --
The Structure of Value Creation; Chapter 6 --
Coordination; Chapter 7 --
Organizational Cohesion --
The Structure of Managing Performance; Chapter 8 --
Organizational Integrity and Monitoring for Trust; Chapter 9 --
Performance and Viability. PART 3 --
CHANGING THE BUSINESSChapter 10 --
Intelligence; Chapter 11 --
Strategic Risk; Chapter 12 --
Strategy; Chapter 13 --
Innovation; Chapter 14 --
Managing Change; Chapter 15 --
Identity and Purpose; Chapter 16 --
Governance; Appendix: --
The Process of Modelling; Glossary; References; Index.

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The world of management is in crisis - the old remedies no longer work and organizations are failing at an increasing rate. Although many talk of 'joined up thinking', few offer practical guidance on how to achieve this in organizations. The Fractal Organization sets down the practical implications of a well tested systemic approach to building organizations that are capable of surviving and flourishing in these turbulent times. "An excellent read ... Many organizations fail at the mercy of their own ignorance. The author has done an excellent job in making 'the science of effective organizati.

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