Metaphorical Management Using Intuition and Creativity as a Control Mechanism for Complex Systems /
Business/Management Science, general.
Economics/Management Science, general.
Sciences de l'environnement
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Abstractby Klaus Elle.
Introduction; Travel to arrive as someone else; Centrifugal Metaphors 1. Sustainability: teach the unsharp how to manage: Newton Mechanics; Quantum Physics; Tissue of Reality; Evolutionary Threads; Materialistic patterns -- 2. Paradign Shift: from Fossile to Solar Aeons; Combustion energy; conscious energy transfer; linear thinking; systemic action; male domination; shift to female -- 3. The Integral Model: the navigation system for instable Systems; longing for order; from simple to high complexity; From I to We, to We go all -- 4. Perception: or the construction of our inner maneouvering room; development of perception filters; The I construction and our Cabintes of respresentation; perception obstacles; structural blindness -- 5. Change: Fascinating transition between Instability and Stability; Chaos and order as development steps; resistance as the limits of the system -- 6. Metaphorical Thinking: The creation of Metalayers; a picture tells more than a thousand words, reminding instead of teaching; Intuition as decision taking instrument; The symbol as memory enforcer -- 7.Organisation Management: Creative approaches for Collective Intelligence; Wisdom of crowds or the farewell of the Genius; The emotional DNA and the Collective production of Ideas; Companyculture and Psychosomatic Disorders -- 8. Creativity: The most sustainable renewable energy of people; creativity as necessary investment; Appendix: Being Creatively Useful, by Michael Braungart; The post-fossil fuel revolution - energy as a creative force, by Stefan Gara; Matriarchy and the Solar Age, by Carola Günther; More fertilizer for the brain, by Gerald Hüther; On what our brains need right into old age: Enthusiasm!: Creativity as a catalyst against the irrationality of economic rationality, by Claude Siegenthaler; Remain in the picture!, by Fritz Franz Vogel; Art as a stimulating force, by Georg Winter; Biographies: Michael Braungart; Klaus Elle; Marion Elle; Stefan Gara; Carola Guenther; Gerald Hüther; Claude Patrick Siegenthaler; Fritz Franz Vogel; Georg Winter; Acknowledgments.
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