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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.1, No.4, Oct. 2015, Pub. Date: Aug. 5, 2015
Organizational Complexity in a Limited Resource Setting: A Systemic Perspective
Pages: 244-252 Views: 1479 Downloads: 489
Authors
[01] Nwaodu Maurice, Administrative Department, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
[02] Ihemadu Michael, Department of Political Science, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
[03] Atasie Chinyere, Department of Public Administration, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria.
Abstract
The greatest challenges facing organizations in recent years are how to manage its interconnectedness, multi-level or interdependent complexities in a limited resource setting. The objectives of this paper are to explore the above, assess its diverse characteristics, evaluate approaches and its contributions to complexity management, ascertain the nature of individual complexities within organization and how they seldom cope with it, make an overview of current scholarly thinking on its varied uncertainties. Conceptual framework was used to illustrate the qualitative research approaches considering its usage in organizational discourse. The paper contains very useful advice to human resource managers on how best to manage scarce resources for sustainable organizational development. It concludes that no organization can succeed at the neglect of the impact of the individuals’ complexities that constitute the system as a whole, financial and institutional resources and their connection to organizational system thinking for sustainability and development to emerge.
Keywords
Organization, Complexity, Limited Resource Setting, Systemic, Uncertainties
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