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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

Complex knowledge

Harold Jarche

To really share complex knowledge takes a willingness to listen as well as the time and space to do so. complexity Learning Wirearchy

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

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

A guide to complexity and organizations

Harold Jarche

If you know nothing about complexity, read this. 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 complexity WirearchyOrganizations do this all the time.

Complexity thinking

Harold Jarche

complexityDave Snowden. Thanks to John Tropea.

improvise for complexity

Harold Jarche

The five principles are: Assume complexity and only control process choices, not the outcome. Complexity– Lakshi Balachandra.

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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Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Supercomputing Technology and Strategy The movie is famous for its novel plot device. 

Intervening in a complex domain

Dave Snowden

Underneath this of course we have some principles, namely that you cannot determine the outcome in a complex system. How tight is the coupling?

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

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.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, the kind of innovation that Michael Mandel writes about in his article is a mixture of disruptive and incremental.   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. 

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. Social learning.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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.

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.

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.  They generally involve a relatively linear set of steps. 

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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. agree. Periodically you relax the constraints again to allow new possibilities to emerge.

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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? 

Me and the Complexity MOOC

Jay Cross

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.

Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are some of these limitations?  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.  Let me explain.  .

mastering complexity

Harold Jarche

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

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. .

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

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

[review] Cheap Complex Devices

David Weinberger

John Sundman (Disclosure: John is a friend from a mailing list) is a geek, and Cheap Complex Devices is a geeky novel. I’ve got an ever-growing list of books that I intend to write reviews of because they’re so damn interesting. In fact, it’s because they deserve full reviews that I’m not writing any reviews.