Searching for the Quantum Organisation

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Juta and Company Ltd, 2001 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
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The theme of this title is the development of the quantum organization and how information technology impacts on the organization. A revolutionary change model forms the structure for the discussion.
 

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Contents

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
xvii
A COLLISION OF WAVES
10
CHANGING FACE OR FACING CHANGE
16
INSIDE CHAOS
24
The end of Newtons linear world
31
Determining the cusp mathematically
37
The business application of the cusp
44
Manifesting the change
52
REENGINEERING THE WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS
122
The Continuous Strategic Alignment Model
128
CONCLUSION
134
THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN MANAGEMENT MODEL
140
Models for change
146
THE CASE FOR REENGINEERING THE CORPORATION
155
An integrated approach
171
The case against IT
181

SECONDCURVE ORGANISATIONS
53
Management paradigms from the past
59
The problem with scientific management
67
HANDYS ORGANISATIONAL FORMS FOR
73
The three essentials of selforganising organisations
79
CONCLUSION
86
MODULE OBJECTIVES
92
THE NEW TECHNOLOGY A REVOLUTION
102
Technology innovation
108
The definition of information delivery
114
THE CASE AGAINST REENGINEERING
187
Moving from the fundamental radical and dramatic to process
190
DEENGINEERING THE CORPORATION
196
The chaosengineering principle
203
INTRODUCTION
210
Leadership styles embedded in an organisations culture
217
INTRODUCTION
223
A FIXED SOLUTION?
230
INDEX
243
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