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Documents and discussions of some of the more esoteric topics like Chaos Theory, Self Organization and any others visitors to this site deem important, or just interesting.

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bulletMaslow's Hierarchy of Needs - This is a graphic depiction of Maslow's concept of what drives a person to fulfillment as an individual. As individual's evolve, different things become important to them. In management, it is important to be aware of where the individuals, for which a manager has responsibility, are in this progression. The more a manager makes decision with these needs in mind, the productive becomes the individual. This graphically describes those needs.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs  8KB
 
bulletInterconnectedness - This simple document introduces the concept the everything interconnected. And more importantly it is necessary in our daily lives to make decisions keeping this in mind.
Interconnectedness 46KB
 
bulletLeadership and the New Science Synopsis - A synopsis of a film about the book "Leadership and the New Science" by Margaret Wheatley. The film is a good high level overview of the books ideas. The film is distributed by CRM films. This document is a synopsis of the film.
Leadership and the New Science Synopsis 78KB 
 
bulletHuman Body: An Organizational Analogy - A short piece to be used as food for thought. An analogy comparing the body's circulatory system to an organization.
Human Body: An Organizational Analogy 128KB 
 
bulletThe Concept of Systems Theory - A visitor to the site wrote and asked what "Systems Theory" was. This was my answer. We revisit our old friend, the Human Body Analogy. This is a simple explanation of how the concept of Systems Theory relates to organizations. I think it is an idea you can use right away and to great effect.
The Concept of Systems Theory 165KB 
 

 


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