books about: self-organization
Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization
Morning Star Self-Management Institute
Empowerment programs swept through corporate America in the last two decades. Unfortunately, bolting empowerment programs onto existing power structures often led to the appearance of empowerment--without the actual power. Going beyond empowerment means that people have all the power they need from the very moment they join a company--regardless of the level of responsibility or complexity. They are immune from threats or coercion. They are ...
Social Self-Organization: Agent-Based Simulations and Experiments to Study Emergent Social Behavior ...
What are the principles that keep our society together? This question is even more difficult to answer than the long-standing question, what are the forces that keep our world together. However, the social challenges of humanity in the 21st century ranging from the financial crises to the impacts of globalization, require us to make fast progress in our understanding of how society works, and how our future can be managed in a resilient and ...
The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. The epidemic of organizational disillusionment goes way beyond Corporate America-teachers, doctors, and nurses are leaving their professions in record numbers because the way we run schools and hospitals kills their vocation. Government agencies and nonprofits have a noble purpose, but ...
Self-Organization of Complex Structures: From Individual to Collective Dynamics
During the past twenty years, a broad spectrum of theories and methods have been developed in physics, chemistry and molecular biology to explain structure formation in complex systems. These methods have been applied to many different fields such as economics, sociology and town planning, and this book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of complexity and self-organisation. The main focus is on the emergence of collective phenomena from ...
Dynamic Patterns: The Self-Organization of Brain and Behavior (Complex Adaptive Systems)
J. A. Scott Kelso
A Bradford Book
foreword by Hermann Haken For the past twenty years Scott Kelso's research has focused on extending the physical concepts of self- organization and the mathematical tools of nonlinear dynamics to understand how human beings (and human brains) perceive, intend, learn, control, and coordinate complex behaviors. In this book Kelso proposes a new, general framework within which to connect brain, mind, and behavior.Kelso's prescription for mental ...
The Backsliders Guide to (self) Organization: Give yourself Permission to Live an Intentional Life
Brandi J Roberts, 2014
10,680 Words ~ The Backsliders Guide to (self) Organization will help you explore how you manage your time, your mind/body connection, your home and other environments, your money, and your relationships. We are going to see how all these facets of your life play into you living a more intentional and proactive life through the theme of being a more self-organized person. Your actions reflect your priorities. What are your actions saying ...
At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity
Oxford University Press, USA
A major scientific revolution has begun, a new paradigm that rivals Darwin's theory in importance. At its heart is the discovery of the order that lies deep within the most complex of systems, from the origin of life, to the workings of giant corporations, to the rise and fall of great civilizations. And more than anyone else, this revolution is the work of one man, Stuart Kauffman, a MacArthur Fellow and visionary pioneer of the new science of ...
Self-Organization in Biological Systems: (Princeton Studies in Complexity)
Princeton University Press
The synchronized flashing of fireflies at night. The spiraling patterns of an aggregating slime mold. The anastomosing network of army-ant trails. The coordinated movements of a school of fish. Researchers are finding in such patterns--phenomena that have fascinated naturalists for centuries--a fertile new approach to understanding biological systems: the study of self-organization. This book, a primer on self-organization in biological systems ...
The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution
Stuart A. Kauffman
Oxford University Press, USA
Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization: the spontaneous ...
Hoarding: The Ultimate Guide for How to Overcome Compulsive Hoarding, Saving, And Collecting (De-Cluttering, ...
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Organize Your Life - How To Remove The Clutter, Boost Your Productivity And Reclaim Your Time (Organization ...
Discover How To Remove The Clutter, Boost Your Productivity And Reclaim Your Time! Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. Discover proven steps and strategies on how to organize your life. This book is intended to teach you how to take charge of your life and avoid getting buried under irrelevant stuff. Aside from finding out the proper ...
Organization Development and Change (with InfoTrac College Edition Printed Access Card)
Thomas G. Cummings
Christopher G. Worley
Market-leading ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 9th Edition blends theory, concepts and applications in a comprehensive and clear presentation. The authors work from a strong theoretical foothold and apply behavioral science knowledge to the development of organizational structures, strategies, and processes.
The Biologist's Mistress: Rethinking Self-Organization in Art, Literature, and Nature
Victoria N Alexander
As 20th century geneticist J. B. S. Haldane famously quipped, "Teleology is like a mistress to the biologist; he dare not be seen with her in public but cannot live without her." Teleology is the study of the purposes of nature. As a scientific discipline, it began its celebrated decline in the 17th century, with the birth of modern empiricism, and continued to plummet apace the rise of the Enlightenment, Darwinism, and quantum mechanics. ...
ORGANIZE!: The Secrets to a Spotless Life
Organize: The Secret To A Spotless Life Over 7000 downloads! Join the crowd and download now! Our time is dominated by different types of stimuli all vying for our attention. This leads to a cluttered and stress-filled life. As technology advances, we find ourselves continually distracted by the internet, text messages, and work life. This leads to very little downtown or relaxation, which is just one reason why many people feel stress ...
Emergence, Complexity, and Self-Organization: Precursors and Prototypes
Emergence, Complexity, and Self-Organization have become vital focuses of interest not only in the fields of science and philosophy but also in the wider worlds of business and politics. This book presents a series of essays by thinkers who anticipated the significance of those issues and laid the foundations for their current importance. Readers of this book will encounter the important and varied figures of Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, ...
The Self-Defeating Organization: How Smart Companies Can Stop Outsmarting Themselves
Robert E. Hardy
Frustrated managers see themselves working hard, see smart people on their teams, yet see the same problems over and over. That's the sign of a Self-Defeating Organization. This book reveals how even intelligent, experienced groups can fall into "low-performance loops", and shows how confronting fears embedded in a corporate culture will lead back to high performance.
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box
Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Its sales continue to increase year after year, and the book’s popularity has gone global, with editions now available in over twenty languages. Through a story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges on the job and in his family, the authors expose the fascinating ways that we can blind ourselves to our true motivations ...
Human Behavior in Organizations (with Self Assessment Library 3.4) (2nd Edition)
Rodney C. Vandeveer
Michael L. Menefee Ph.D.
In this book, readers are introduced to the foundations of Organizational Behavior through the self-discovery of their own personalities, preferences, abilities, and learning styles. The concepts of individual, group, and organizational behavior are delivered in a way that allow readers to envision how they will fit into organizations and be successful in leadership roles. A variety of tools are used to guide the reader through the self ...
The Self Organizing Economy
Written in an informal and conversational style, The Self-Organizing Economy shows how models of self-organization, "order from stability", can be applied to economic phenomenon. This concept, which has become increasingly influential in the last few years, can explain the formation of cities and business cycles. The book includes powerful insights of conventional economic analysis and strands from many disciplines, from location theory to ...
Organization Theory and Design
Richard L. Daft
Discover some of the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed business author Richard Daft blends contemporary, innovative organizational ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. The result is a best-selling book--ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN--that's as enjoyable and engaging as it is useful and informative. You'll see, firsthand, how well-known organizations cope and even thrive within ...
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