Our work is informed by the following texts which you may find useful. Most of these can be found by visiting www.amazon.co.uk, www.bookdepository.co.uk, or from the Ashridge Business School bookshop. 

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Critchley, B. (1997). A Gestalt Approach to Organisational Consulting

Critchley, B. (2006). Making Sense of the Notions of Strategy, Systems and
Complexity; how these concepts are used; how they relate to one another, and
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Organisations, Taking Experience Seriously. London: Routledge.

Stacey, R. D. and Griffin, D. (2005). Complexity and the Experience of Leading
Organisations. London: Routledge.

Stacey, R. D., Griffin, R., & Shaw, P. (2000). Complexity and management: Fad
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