The complexity advantage : how the science of complexity can help your business achieve peak performance / Susanne Kelly, Mary Ann Allison.Material type: TextPublication details: London : McGraw-Hill, c1999. ISBN: 0070014000Subject(s): Organizational change | Complex organizations | Complexity (Philosophy) | ManagementDDC classification: 658.0015 LOC classification: HD58.8
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Managing in a Complex World -- Sect. 1. The Complexity Advantage. Ch. 1. The Complexity Advantage. Ch. 2. Key Complexity Advantage Concepts. Ch. 3. Developing Competitive Fitness. Ch. 4. Old and New Models -- Sect. 2. So What If Businesses Are Self-Organizing Systems? Ch. 5. Surviving in Fear. Ch. 6. Thriving on Trust. Ch. 7. Fourteen Steps for Success. Ch. 8. Introducing Evolutionary Fitness Models. Ch. 9. The Complexity Advantage Evolutionary Fitness Model -- Sect. 3. Working in a Living System. Ch. 10. Autonomous Agents. Ch. 11. Leaders. Ch. 12. Catalysts. Ch. 13. Eco-Technicians -- Sect. 4. The New Breed of Business. Ch. 14. Experiencing the Advantage. Ch. 15. The Citi Never Sleeps: Persistence and Paradox.
In The Complexity Advantage, consultants Susanne Kelly and Mary Ann Allison give us the first truly practical guide for using the principles of complexity theory to transform any business, large or small, into one that can consistently redefine itself to keep pace with today's ever-changing marketplace. Based largely on the insights they gained from Citibank's successful, pioneering implementation of complexity-based programs in the workplace, the authors provide a fascinating first-hand look at how complexity theory was applied in the company's technology community to meet a broad range of ongoing business challenges. The Complexity Advantage can show any business leader how to boost productivity, acquire better ways of leading, and be better able to understand and influence vital relationships with employees, customers, and vendors.