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Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice by Kurt Richardson, Lynn Crawford, Terry Cooke-Davies, Svetlana Cicmil

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APPENDIX

Table X-1. The concept of complex responsive processes of relating in organizations: The key underlying assumptions (adapted from Stacey, 2001, 2003).

Assumptions about:  
The views on human nature:Human psychology, the meaning of tacit knowledge and unconscious processes, the nature of memory and learning processes
  • The fundamental motivator of human behavior is the urge to relate.
  • There can be no human individual outside of relationship: the individual is decentered, yet not lost sight of.
  • Makes a radical shift from the cognitivist view and humanistic psychology: individuals and groups form and are formed by each other simultaneously: Silent, private conversation (individual mind) is structured by and always resonating and ...

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