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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

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product.

No cookie cutters for complexity

Harold Jarche

have noted in the past year clients wanting more products and fewer customized services. Complex problems require require different thinking.

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.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Incremental investments in productivity don’t drive growth. But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp. agree with these points. Scienti?c

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What do we mean by the production of services ?  Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services. 

Design thinking & complexity pt 1

Dave Snowden

It also seemed more suitable for product design that service creation. The heavy use of visual metaphors. Reflections

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

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

But what happens *if*  playing games actually makes you *more* productive? In fact, they shouldn’t at all! Like Angry Birds.

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.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are highly motivated to bring to market new products which offer significantly improved designs and/or lower costs, and thus gain competitive advantage and market share from the established leaders in their segment of the market.  Mandel summarizes the economic research evidence in two words: It depends. markets.”

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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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? 

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingHowever, it * does* work! And I’m loving it! Priceless! Grrr).

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New-market disruptions are new products or services which can reach brand new customers whose needs were previously unserved by existing offerings.  .

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements.  Cyberattacks. 

Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

business was not about any one product or service.  It was about how to best leverage a new disruptive technology, the Internet, for business value. 

Learning is the main driver for productivity

Harold Jarche

EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. ” by @snowded. It matters who you teach. ” by @JayCross.

The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in.  It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems.  Let me explain. Amazing. 

Learning in Complexity

Harold Jarche

” @webestime – “Simple rules lead to complex behavior. ” @CharlesJennings – “in a complex world, continuous learning is the only option available to us” – Globalization, Complexity & Change. ” via @SebPaquet. Wells” via @iain2008. How to whisper 2. Friday's Finds

Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Twenty-thirty years ago, the business world was arguably less complex, slower moving and more predictable.  Strategic planning involved looking out several years into the future, - generally three to five years, longer for technologies and products requiring extensive R&D.  Let me say a few words about each.  .

The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing is a highly complex initiative - at the technical, business and organizational levels.  And, one of the key lessons we all hopefully learned from the dot-com era is that complex, global initiatives take time.  It is very nice to be motivated by lofty aspirations, but in the end, it is all about marketplace execution.

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control.  Complex sociotechnical systems are high-impact, difficult-to-understand, technology-intensive systems that have major societal, political and economic implications.  Sussman calls this evaluative complexity

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium. Here's what I think.

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Services, along with their creation and consumption, have been difficult to define.  So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories.  Kushida. Apple‘s iPod is more than an attractively designed mp3 player. 

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

The Times’ Paywall and Newsletter Economics » The Collapse of Complex Business Models. In 1988, Joseph Tainter wrote a chilling book called The Collapse of Complex Societies. At this point, any additional complexity is pure cost. Why didn’t these societies just re-tool in less complex ways? Clay Shirky.

Living with Complexity

Clark Quinn

His latest, Living with Complexity , is not as landmark a book as that, but it has some very astute thinking to present. Complexity at the front end offers powerful choice at the tradeoff of comprehensibility, which we often want. And he makes a strong point that it’s now about services. Recommended for the advanced designer.

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth.   US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% As the US recovers from the financial. economy. 

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be?

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex systems, whether natural, social or engineered, are composed of many parts.  What does this mean for business leaders?

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence. The Blockchain.

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion.

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation.  Collaboration, co-creation, co-production.  Sensory and emotional engagement. 

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intangible value

Harold Jarche

which flow around and support the core product and service value chain. Complexity NetworkedLearningSource: Ocean Tomo.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, data science is a highly complex discipline, a veritable mashup of several different fields.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Systems impact : “The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.”.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy