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immunize for complexity

Harold Jarche

It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology. Complexity.

complexity and social learning

Harold Jarche

As we transition from a market to a network economy, complexity will increase due to our hyper-connectedness.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Human systems are complex. The increasing collective complexity also is manifest in the increasing specialization and diversity of professions.

complexity in the workplace

Harold Jarche

In my post on complexity and learning, I said that work in networks requires different skills than in hierarchies.

social learning for complex work

Harold Jarche

It’s a question of complexity. Complex systems and learning how to work with them cannot be controlled. Complexity SocialLearning

Managing in Complexity

Harold Jarche

As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. Complex problems cannot be solved alone.

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

We have known for quite a while that hierarchies are ineffective when things get complex. Complexity. Complexity ConnectedEnterprise

Networks thrive in complexity

Harold Jarche

In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle. complexity Wirearchy

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity.

No cookie cutters for complexity

Harold Jarche

Some of this is due to their own difficulties in facing complexity and not having the time or energy to dig into these concepts. complexity

Agency: privilege & complexity

Dave Snowden

Secondly to the matter of complexity and a fundamental constraint on what is possible in a system without linear causality. Reflections

A guide to complexity and organizations

Harold Jarche

If you know nothing about complexity, read this. A complex system’s behavior is non-predictable.

Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

Complex, new problems need tacit knowledge to solve them. Exception handling is complex work, which requires passion, creativity and initiative.

Complexity thinking

Harold Jarche

complexityDave Snowden. Thanks to John Tropea.

Organizing for diversity and complexity

Harold Jarche

It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative.

Complex or Chaotic?

Dave Snowden

The distinction between complexity and chaos theory can be problematic depending on who you are talking with, or what you are reading.

Absorbing complexity with PKM

Harold Jarche

We both use social technologies to reach out into the complexity and try to make sense of it. Sense-making is acting on one’s knowledge.

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improvise for complexity

Harold Jarche

The five principles are: Assume complexity and only control process choices, not the outcome. Complexity2) Avoid asking questions.

Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So does the world of highly complex systems , especially those systems whose components and interrelationships are themselves quite complex.

Intervening in a complex domain

Dave Snowden

I've been teaching how to intervene in a complex system for years, developing and then using the ABIDE perspective question for example.

Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Harold Jarche

Complexity is the new normal. Re-wiring for complexity. Organizations need to understand complexity instead of adding more complication.

Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible

Harold Jarche

The new workplace of intangible assets is a complex environment , and one where traditional analytical methods no longer work. complexity Work

Design thinking & complexity pt 1

Dave Snowden

I promised to address this yesterday following a presentation on Design Thinking at the conference here in Ohio. The heavy use of visual metaphors.

hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Complexity Democracy

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Complexity: the new normal. Jay Cross.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It favors large companies because of their ability to address complex systemic problems, manage the large-scale ecosystems that solving such problems requires, and bring their solutions to market all round the world. But, it is not enough to be large for a company to succeed at complex systemic innovation. So, which is it? markets.”

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By now, most will agree that cloud computing is a major transformational force in the world of IT. But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones.

Complex is the new normal

Harold Jarche

Complexity is becoming the “normal” state, and it can be dealt with, but not with traditional management methods. complexity

Leadership in Complexity

Harold Jarche

Tweet In organizing for diversity and complexity , I discussed structural changes that are needed in our institutions. Dealing with Complexity.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. At B-School? This is where we enter the world of design. .

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The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Luis Suarez

The task today is to understand what both social business and complexity mean. To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time.

PKM is making sense of complexity

Harold Jarche

It is in making sense of complexity. In the same Wikipedia article, reference is made to Dave Snowden’s issues with the concept. I agree.

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A complex look at task assignments

Clark Quinn

If it’s a complex artefact (such as a product design, not just a presentation), there could be several revisions.

Me and the Complexity MOOC

Jay Cross

I find the STEM aspect of these topics boring, so I’m barreling through this MOOC’s recorded videos at a high rate of speed. No retakes.

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world?

Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there. Let me explain.

mastering complexity

Harold Jarche

“Our most successful clients have cross-flowing knowledge networks to handle the complexity/variety of their marketplace.”

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

complexityAdopt an open, enquiring mind-set, refusing to be constrained by current horizons.

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let’s hope that initiatives like Apple Pay will help propel forward the complex evolution toward mobile digital payments. .