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Joining the dots: from macro themes to micro interactions

When it comes to trust it is striking how much of what is written about points to either local interactions between people on a very small scale, for example two people having a conversation over a coffee, or at the wider abstract organisational level, but it is the interaction between the two that I find particularly interesting. 466 more words

Trust

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

Complexity

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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