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Against Common Sense: managing amid the paradoxes of everyday organisational life

The following is the text of a talk given by Chris Mowles at the University of Hertfordshire on Friday Feb 13th as part of the MBA Masterclass series. 4,184 more words

Complexity

Complexity and Management Conference 5-7th June 2015

Exploring our experience of everyday politics in organisations.

 

How do we experience power and politics in contemporary organisations? How do we negotiate conflict and compromise? There are always possibilities in the hurly burly of everyday life for us to act differently despite the fact that we are caught up in longer term social trends which constrain our ability to think and act. 145 more words

Complexity

Complexity and Management Conference 5-7th June 2015

Exploring our experience of everyday politics in organisations.

 

How do we experience power and politics in contemporary organisations? How do we negotiate conflict and compromise? There are always possibilities in the hurly burly of everyday life for us to act differently despite the fact that we are caught up in longer term social trends which constrain our ability to think and act. 140 more words

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The Thing! A blog about valuing process over performance.

This is a thing.  It is a happy thing, but a thing nonetheless.   Because it is a thing, you can pick it up, move it about, transport it from A to B, squeeze it, change its shape and even tear it apart to make two or more little things.   1,253 more words

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Notes From The Field: Organizations, Process, and Identity

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I mentioned some time ago that I wanted to move toward a more “Working Out Loud” format. My thinking is that this would serve three important functions: 547 more words

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Complexity

The way we want to make sense of the world around us often has to do with causality. The question we ask is what caused “it” to happen. 699 more words

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Complexity and Management Conference, 6-8th June 2014

Only one week to go before the close of the early bird rate for this year’s Complexity and Management Conference on organisational culture.

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