Managing in the face of complexity (part 6): Additional useful resources
This article is part 6 (and the final part) of a series of articles featuring the ODI Working Paper A guide to managing in the face of complexity.
Additional useful resources on management approaches
Andrews, M., Pritchett, L. and Woolcock, M. (2012). Escaping Capability Traps through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA). CGD Working Paper 299, Washington, DC. Center for Global Development.
Beer. S. (1979). The Heart of Enterprise. New York: John Wiley.
Birdsall, N. & W. Savedoff (2010). Cash on Delivery: A New Approach to Foreign Aid. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development.
Brenzel, L. (2009). Taking Stock: World Bank Experience with Results-Based Financing (RBF) for Health. Briefing Note, World Bank: Health, Nutrition and Population Unit.
Espejo, R., Schuhmann, W., Schwaninger, M., and Bilello, U. (1996). Organizational Transformation and Learning: A Cybernetic Approach to Management. New York: John Wiley.
Flood, R. L. and Jackson, M. C. (1991). Creative Problem Solving: Total Systems Intervention. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
GIZ (2009). Capacity WORKS: The Management Model for Sustainable Development. Eschborn: GIZ.
Hummelbrunner, R. (2010). ‘Beyond Logframe: Critique, Variations and Alternatives’, in Beyond Logframe; Using Systems Concepts in Evaluation. Tokyo: Federation for Advanced Studies on International Development.
Jackson.P.Z. and McKergow, M. (2002). Solution Focus: The Simple Way to Positive Change. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Snowden, D. J. and Boon, M.E. (2007). A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review.
Wauters, B. (2013). ‘Sourcebook on results based management in the EU Structural Funds’,
Community of Practice on RBM in EU Structural Funds.
www.giz.de – contains material on GIZ’s Capacity WORKS model and other management related tools.
www.esrad.org.uk – a manual by Jon Walker for applying the Viable System Model in co-operatives and social economy enterprises.
www.cognitive-edge.com – the website of the network of practitioners working with the Cynefin framework, which contains case studies, papers and other material.
www.sfwork.com – the website of the Centre for Solutions Focus at Work, with a range of publications on the Solution Focus approach and material for related tools.
www.hsdinstitute.org – contains a detailed description of the [Adaptive Action] approach, publications, a blog and additional resources.
www.mande.co.uk – this website managed by Rick Davies contains a list of useful documents in the Archive for the ‘The Logical Framework’ Category.
See also these related series:
- Exploring the science of complexity
- Planning and strategy development in the face of complexity
- Taking responsibility for complexity.
Article source: Hummelbrunner, R. and Jones, H. (2013). A guide to managing in the face of complexity. London: ODI. (https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8662.pdf). Republished under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 in accordance with the Terms and conditions of the ODI website.
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