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Creativity out of Chaos: Anarchy and Organizing

Kociatkiewicz, Jerzy and Kostera, Monika (1998) 'Creativity out of Chaos: Anarchy and Organizing.' Human Resource Development International, 1 (4). pp. 383-398. ISSN 1367-8868

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Abstract

Creativity is said to be highly desired in post-modern and post-industrial organizations Creativity and anarchy on the one hand, and managerialism, on the other, can be seen as different forms of knowledge, two opposed ideals. In many organizational as well as societal reforms we currently observe it is the managerialist ideal that wins over the anarchic. In this paper, we wonder if people fear anarchy? We reflect on the possible reasons for the fear, and we also try to explain why we believe that anarchic organizing should not be avoided or feared.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creativity, anarchy, chaos, organizing, sensemaking, management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jerzy Kociatkiewicz
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 10:12
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2285

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