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Managing the unknowable : strategic boundaries between order and chaos in organizations

Author: Ralph D Stacey
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1992.
Series: Jossey-Bass management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book presents an approach to strategic planning, based on understanding and directing the complex, often chaotic daily interactions that take place within companies. Ralph Stacey explains how an appreciation of the roles of control, conflict, and team dialogue can help managers discover and build on the innate energy of their organizations and urges managers to find a new respect for the positive power of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph D Stacey
ISBN: 1555424635 9781555424633
OCLC Number: 25874114
Description: xvii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: New Mind-Sets for Managing the Future --
The Failure of Conventional Management: Using Orderly strategies in a Disorderly World --
Stable Instability: Creating the Far-from-Equilibrium Organization --
Creativity and Continuous Chaos: Discovering the Undiscovered in Complex Organizations --
Strategic Thinking and Continuous Contention: Confronting an Open-ended Future --
Strategic Agendas: Deciphering the Patterns in Goals and Actions --
Strategic Control: Managing the Boundary Between Plans and Change --
Participation Hierarchy, and Stability: Finding the Middle Ground --
Steps Toward Managing an Unknowable Future.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass management series.
Responsibility: Ralph D. Stacey.
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This book presents an approach to strategic planning, based on understanding and directing the complex, often chaotic daily interactions that take place within companies. Ralph Stacey explains how an appreciation of the roles of control, conflict, and team dialogue can help managers discover and build on the innate energy of their organizations and urges managers to find a new respect for the positive power of instability and chaos.--From publisher's description.

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