Begun, James W., Zimmerman, Brenda, and Dooley, Kevin
The authors introduce complexity science concepts and suggest its value in understanding and leading healthcare organizations.
Begun, James W., Zimmerman, Brenda, and Dooley, Kevin. 2003, "Health Care Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systems", in Mick, S.S. and Wyttenbach, M. E. (eds), Advances in Health Care Organization Theory , San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
PlexusCalls: Another Way of Thinking About Complexity in Human Organizations and Reframing the Role of Leaders. transcript Jun, 2003 - Steve Hagedorn, John Tobin and James Taylor
All three of the featured guests on this call have been active learners and leaders in the complexity and organizational management field. All recently completed the Doctorate in Management Programme developed by Ralph Stacey at the Complexity and Management Centre, University of Hertfordshire. As many of you undoubtedly know, Ralph Stacey is one of the most thoughtful scholars and organizational theorists in the complexity and management field. He, along with colleagues, has been developing a human oriented perspective on complexity and organizations called complex responsive processes. Jim, Steve and John will explore how their thinking about organizations and their practice of management have been shaped by their immersion in complexity science, and their interactions with Ralph Stacey.
Richard Knowles was a manager for Dupont for 37 years. His search for better ways to lead change, brought him into contact with Margaret Wheatley and the early Berkana Dialogues. Dick Knowles developed his own nine-step model for change, based on his new understanding of complexity, and the dynamics of what he terms "Self-Organizing Leadership."
Contact Information: Richard N. Knowles The Center for Self-Organizing Leadership RNKnowles @oal.com
This article provides a comprehensive overview of complexity science and its implications for leadership in healthcare organizations. A terrific primer for healthcare professionals interested in new ways of understanding dynamics in healthcare organizations and new approaches to management of these complex organizations.
McDaniel, Reuben and Driebe, Dean J. 2001, "Complexity Science and Health Care Management", in Blair, John; Fottler, Myron; Savage, Grant, Advances in Health Care Management , JAI Press.
Nine Emerging and Connected Organizational and Leadership Principles Plexus Institute Material - Adapted From: Edgeware: Lessons From Complexity Science for Health Care Leaders, by Brenda Zimmerman, Curt Lindberg, and Paul Plsek, 1998, Dallas, TX: VHA Inc.