Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier
Recent advances in the study of complexity have given scientists profound new insights into how natural innovation occurs and how its power can be exploited. Now two pioneers in the field, Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen, provide leaders in business and government with a guide to complexity that will help them make effective decisions in a world of rapid change.
Building on evolutionary biology, computer science, and social design, Axelrod and Cohen have constructed a unique framework for improving the way people work together. Their approach to management is based on the concept of the Complex Adaptive System, which can describe everything from rain forests to the human gene pool, and from automated software agents to multinational companies. The authors' framework reveals three qualities that all kinds of managers must cultivate in their organization:
This simple, paradigm-shifting analysis of how people work together will transform the way we think about getting things done in a group. Harnessing Complexity is the essential guide to creating wealth, power, and knowledge in the 21st century.
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I stumbled onto this book many years ago while browsing the bookshelves of an independent bookstore in Monterrey CA. Its concepts were so general but struck me as universal. I knew the information was ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Important systematic description of what agent-based modeling is all about in studying complex systems. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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