Dystopian Future View as a Narrative of Inherent Entropy of Organizations

Çakar U., Alakavuklar O. N.

Chaos Complexity and Leadership International Science Association Conference, Ankara, Turkey, 20 - 22 December 2012

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Organizations are built up with the assumption of existing forever. This foundational premise brings the idea of control and order, particularly with the narrative of management. Hence, management is presented as a panacea of all external and internal chaotic problems as a sort of utopian ideal and narrative in order to provide order and development. This supposedly reality based utopian fiction of orderly organization cause a dream-like state that misses the continuous flux of the reality. Hence, in this study, we use dystopia as a base in order to catch the reality of chaos and the narrative of inherent entropy of organizations. Depending upon discussions on science fiction in popular culture products and their reflections in the organization studies, we argue that, the chaotic depiction of future provides a metaphorical narrative. Particularly, by taking Warhammer Universe as a dystopian case, we demonstrate that the inherent entropy of organizations is a vital part of their existence, not just a mere annoyance that can simply be dealt with.