Coping with Chaos: Seven Simple Tools

This book is a down-to-earth, practical introduction to human systems dynamics-where complexity science meets organizational practice. These simple ideas are far from simplistic! You can use insights from Coping with Chaos to:

  • recognize chaotic patterns
  • use the energy of chaos for positive change
  • apply lessons to stories and case studies

Who should read this book? Anyone who wrestles with unpredictable and uncontrollable people challenges. OD practitioners will find it a powerful aid in seeing and influencing client systems. Supervisors and managers will see ways to understand and shape employee performance. All will see new ways to deal with old problems.

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