"It’s not credible to say in one breath that the dynamics of organisation are complex and then, in the next, to suggest that the use of specific concepts, tools or techniques will enable managers to predict, choose or control what emerges."
This is the central theme of the argument that I shall put to participants at an evening Think Tank organized by London Metropolitan Business School's Centre for Progressive Leadership (CPL) on 1 July.
The event is intended to be highly interactive, with only a relatively short input from me to provoke the ensuing small-group conversations. And so I've produced a more in-depth statement in support of the view that we need to take organizational complexity seriously. This has just been published as a White Paper on the CPL's website.
The Abstract from the paper is reproduced below, followed by a link to the full text.