Organizing: New ways to harness complexity

Thomas R. Clancy

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As systems evolve, their natural tendency is to become increasingly more complex. Studies in the field of complex systems have generated new perspectives on managing in social organizations such as hospitals. Much of this research appears as a natural extension of the cross-disciplinary field of systems theory. This is the second in a 5-part series on applying complex systems science to the traditional management concepts of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling. In this article, the concept of organizing is explored from a complex systems perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-536
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


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