Dancing around the mysterious forces of chaos: exploring issues of complexity, knowledge and the management of uncertainty
Author: Smith, Denis
Source: Clinician in Management, Volume 13, Numbers 3-4, August 2005 , pp. 115-123(9)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Abstract:This paper seeks to examine some of the implications of the work of complexity for organisations. The paper sets out the relationship between three systems states - ordered, complex and chaotic - and then explores some of the processes by which organisations can move between such states and develop the potential for crisis as a consequence.
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 2005-08-01