Managing in Uncertainty: The Complexity, Ambiguity and Paradox of Everyday Organizational Life (by Chris Mowles)


Author(s): Chris Mowles

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-05-12
ISBN-10: 1138843733
ISBN-13: 9781138843738
Language: English
Description:
This book argues that paradox, ambiguity and uncertainty in
organizational life are the norm rather than the exception for
leaders and managers. Many managers are implicitly aware of this,
but they rarely spend much time reflecting on what it is that
they are actually doing when they are coping with their messy
reality. Drawing on insights from the complexity sciences,
process sociology and pragmatic philosophy, Chris Mowles directly
engages with some principal contradictions of organizational life
concerning innovation, culture change, conflict and leadership.
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