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Organize For Complexity Deluxe Edition

Author : Niels Pflaeging
ISBN : 0991537629
Genre : Business & Economics
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A book about complexity and work - and about how to deal productively with both. A condensed introduction to the theory and practice of organizational high performance. A manifesto for contemporary leadership and profound transformation in organizations of all kinds. "Boldly, Pflaeging dissects classic management theory and in a well-humored manner, offers coherent alternatives." Harvard Business Review "Niels Pflaeging is the father of the end of management." Winfried Felser, competence-site "When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands." Financial Times Germany "Niels Pflaeging is always right up front, where the new in business is getting measured and mapped." Peter Felixberger, changeX
Category: Business & Economics

Restoring America S Global Competitiveness Through Innovation

Author : Ben L. Kedia
ISBN : 9781781005958
Genre : Business & Economics
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America is at the frontier of modern technological and scientific advances and sustaining economic growth depends substantially on its ability to advance that frontier. This insightful book provides some important ideas to enhance this process. The con
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of Insight In Science And Engineering

Author : Sanjoy Mahajan
ISBN : 9780262526548
Genre : Mathematics
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In this book, Sanjoy Mahajan shows us that the way to master complexity is through insight rather than precision. Precision can overwhelm us with information, whereas insight connects seemingly disparate pieces of information into a simple picture. Unlike computers, humans depend on insight. Based on the author's fifteen years of teaching at MIT, Cambridge University, and Olin College, The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering shows us how to build insight and find understanding, giving readers tools to help them solve any problem in science and engineering.To master complexity, we can organize it or discard it. The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering first teaches the tools for organizing complexity, then distinguishes the two paths for discarding complexity: with and without loss of information. Questions and problems throughout the text help readers master and apply these groups of tools. Armed with this three-part toolchest, and without complicated mathematics, readers can estimate the flight range of birds and planes and the strength of chemical bonds, understand the physics of pianos and xylophones, and explain why skies are blue and sunsets are red.The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering will appear in print and online under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Share Alike license.
Category: Mathematics

Business Process Management

Author : Mathias Weske
ISBN : 9783540735229
Genre : Computers
File Size : 55.84 MB
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This textbook is ideally suited for classes on business process management, information systems architecture, and workflow management. It is also valuable for project managers and IT professionals working in business process management, since it provides a vendor-independent view on the topic. The accompanying website contains further information, such as links to references that are available online, exercises that offer the reader a deeper involvement with the topics addressed, and additional teaching material.
Category: Computers


Author : Mitchell M. Waldrop
ISBN : 9780671872342
Genre : Mathematics
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A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion
Category: Mathematics

Philosophical And Theoretical Perspectives For Advanced Nursing Practice

Author : Presbyterian School of Nursing - Queens University of Charlotte North Carolina North Carolina William K Cody
ISBN : 9780763767976
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An excellent resource for graduate nursing students in master's and doctoral programs! Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice focuses on the theoretical and philosophical perspectives necessary to guide advanced nursing practice. The expertly written chapters are diverse in content and emphasize evidence-based practice, values, person-centered care and global perspectives, and explores the interrelationships between theory, practice, and research.

Handbook Of Social Indicators And Quality Of Life Research

Author : Kenneth C. Land
ISBN : 9400724217
Genre : Social Science
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The aim of the Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research is to create an overview of the field of Quality of Life (QOL) studies in the early years of the 21st century that can be updated and improved upon as the field evolves and the century unfolds. Social indicators are statistical time series “...used to monitor the social system, helping to identify changes and to guide intervention to alter the course of social change”. Examples include unemployment rates, crime rates, estimates of life expectancy, health status indices, school enrollment rates, average achievement scores, election voting rates, and measures of subjective well-being such as satisfaction with life-as-a-whole and with specific domains or aspects of life. This book provides a review of the historical development of the field including the history of QOL in medicine and mental health as well as the research related to quality-of-work-life (QWL) programs. It discusses several of QOL main concepts: happiness, positive psychology, and subjective wellbeing. Relations between spirituality and religiousness and QOL are examined as are the effects of educational attainment on QOL and marketing, and the associations with economic growth. The book goes on to investigate methodological approaches and issues that should be considered in measuring and analysing quality of life from a quantitative perspective. The final chapters are dedicated to research on elements of QOL in a broad range of countries and populations.
Category: Social Science

Cognition And Complexity

Author : Wayne W. Reeves
ISBN : 0810831015
Genre : Psychology
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Reeves uses the techniques of cognitive science to provide an innovative new way to cope with information. In this book he surveys the various models that organize complex information and synthesizes key aspects into a unified, hierarchical model.
Category: Psychology

Complexity Management And The Dynamics Of Change

Author : Elizabeth McMillan
ISBN : 9781134115129
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 82.38 MB
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The insights of complexity science can allow today’s managers to embrace the challenges and uncertainty of the twenty-first century, and successfully oversee organizational change and development. Elizabeth McMillan's book brings these ideas into perspective by: outlining the historical relationship between science and organizations reviewing current perspectives on organizational change and best practice citing real-life examples of the use of complexity science ideas discussing issues which may arise when using ideas from complexity. Written in an accessible style to bridge the gap from scientific theory to commercial applicability, this text shows how organizations can become more effective, democratic and sustainable through complexity science.
Category: Business & Economics