Adaptive Action

Book Name : Adaptive Action_x000D_
Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization

By by Glenda H. Eoyang, Royce J. Holladay

Sub Title : Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization

Written by : by Glenda H. Eoyang, Royce J. Holladay

Subject Category : Economics

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Rooted in the study of chaos and complexity, Adaptive Action introduces a simple, common sense process that will guide you and your organization into reflective action.This elegant method prompts readers to engage with three deceptively simple questions: What? So what? Now what? The first leads to careful observation. The second invites you to thoughtfully consider options and implications. The third ignites effective action. Together, these questions and the tools that support them produce a dynamic and creative dance with uncertainty. The road-tested steps of adaptive action can be used to devise solutions and improve performance across multiple challenges, and they have proven to be scalable from individuals to work groups, from organizations to communities.In addition to laying out the adaptive action framework and clear protocols to support it, Glenda H. Eoyang and Royce J. Holladay introduce best practices from exemplary professionals who have used adaptive action to meet personal, professional, and political challenges in leadership, consulting, Alzheimer's treatment, evaluation, education reform, political advocacy, and cultural engagement—readying readers to employ this new toolkit to meet their own goals with a sense of ingenuity and flexibility. Stanford University Press; April 2013 ISBN 9780804785402 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Adaptive Action Author: Glenda H. Eoyang; Royce J. Holladay Imprint: Stanford Business Books Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Large industry. Factory system. Big business > Cooperation. Cooperative societies Business > Decision-Making & Problem Solving Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management Business > Risk Management Social Sciences ISBNs 0804785406 9780804781961 9780804785402 In The Press "Adaptive Action offers new ways to think about the limitations in traditional planning: it enables you to name and explore the uncertainty in your systems; it promotes shorter cycles of action and feedback, enabling you to respond to unexpected events and take corrective action more quickly." About The Author Glenda H. Eoyang is the founding Executive Director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute and author of Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science.Royce J. Holladay is the Director of the Network for the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.

About The authore

Glenda H. Eoyang is the founding Executive Director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute and author of Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science.Royce J. Holladay is the Director of the Network for the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Large industry. Factory system. Big business - Cooperation. Cooperative societies Business - Decision-Making & Problem Solving Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Industry Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management Business - Risk Management Social Sciences

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0804785406 - 9780804781961 - 9780804785402

In The Press:

"Adaptive Action offers new ways to think about the limitations in traditional planning: it enables you to name and explore the uncertainty in your systems; it promotes shorter cycles of action and feedback, enabling you to respond to unexpected events and take corrective action more quickly."

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Stanford Business Books