032808 - 3.28.08 Carl Weick: Managerial Theorist Corporate...

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3.28.08 Carl Weick: Managerial Theorist - Corporate communication - What goes on really depends on what people say - Less structurally oriented and more fluidity and flexibility - Stopped focus on noun and focused on the verb Jokes! Complexity Theory leads to self-organization , which means the capacity of the things at the bottom that are making their own adjustments; Everything reacts together, which makes it complex; Move with your own interests, processes that take place via the actions of actors The world is so complex that only a higher being can understand that – Intelligent Design Careers change about 5 times throughout our lifetime Self-Organization: - Men who are tall make more money than men who are short o True, but not for all - Happens because there are no main effects, no dependable thing that stays true all the time - Bifurcation: o Pirogine, Prof. at UT o Occurs when a system through some opportunity or challenge slips off o “The fork in the road” o Has the path to go one way, but instead splits off
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2008 for the course CMS 367 taught by Professor Browning during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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032808 - 3.28.08 Carl Weick: Managerial Theorist Corporate...

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