Leadership and the New Science
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Leadership and the New Science

Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
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ISBN-13:
9781609941307
Seiten:
248
Autor:
Margaret J. Wheatley
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The new edition of the bestselling, acclaimed, and influential guide to applying the new science to organizations and management. In this new edition, Margaret Wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times. We live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. A new world is being born. We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. New sciencethe new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world worksoffers this guidance. It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists for free. It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there. This book will teach you how to move with greater certainty and easier grace into the new forms of organizations and communities that are taking shape. You'll learn that: * Relationships are what matterseven at the subatomic level* Life is a vast web of interconnections where cooperation and participation are required* Chaos and change are the only route to transformation In this expanded edition, Wheatley provides examples of how non-linear networks and self-organizing systems are flourishing in the modern world. In the midst of turbulence, Wheatley shows, we create work and lives rich in meaning.
The new edition of the bestselling, acclaimed, and influential guide to applying the new science to organizations and management. In this new edition, Margaret Wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times.
 
We live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. A new world is being born. We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. New science—the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world works—offers this guidance. It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists "for free." It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there.
 
This book will teach you how to move with greater certainty and easier grace into the new forms of organizations and communities that are taking shape. You'll learn that:
 
• Relationships are what matters—even at the subatomic level
• Life is a vast web of interconnections where cooperation and participation are required
• Chaos and change are the only route to transformation
 
In this expanded edition, Wheatley provides examples of how non-linear networks and self-organizing systems are flourishing in the modern world. In the midst of turbulence, Wheatley shows, we create work and lives rich in meaning.
Prologue: Maps to the Real World
Introduction: Searching for a Simpler Way to Lead Organizations
1. Discovering an Orderly World
2. Newtonian Organizations in a Quantum Age
3. Space Is Not Empty: Invisible Fields That Shape Behavior
4. The Participative Nature of the Universe
5. Change,Stability,and Renewal: The Paradoxes of Self-Organizing Systems
6. The Creative Energy of the Universe—Information
7. Chaos and the Strange Attractor of Meaning
8. Change—The Capacity of Life
9. The New Scientific Management
10. The Real World
Epilogue: Journeying to a New World
To Further Explore the Ideas and Work of Margaret Wheatley
The Berkana Institute
Bibliography
Index
About the Author