Managing in Complexity
JANUARY 24, 2013
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
JULY 24, 2014
We have known for quite a while that hierarchies are ineffective when things get complex. Complexity. Complexity ConnectedEnterprise
Serving Experience As The Product
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
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
MARCH 28, 2013
have noted in the past year clients wanting more products and fewer customized services. Complex problems require require different thinking.
Complex or Chaotic?
DECEMBER 14, 2014
The distinction between complexity and chaos theory can be problematic depending on who you are talking with, or what you are reading.
How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
But what happens *if* playing games actually makes you *more* productive? In fact, they shouldn’t at all! Like Angry Birds.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
Incremental investments in productivity don’t drive growth. But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp. agree with these points. Scienti?c
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
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.”
From Mass Production to Mass Individualism
JULY 16, 2014
But, digital technologies and lots of information have been eroding the power of large-scale mass production. First is middle-class stagnation.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
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
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
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.
Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
MARCH 26, 2014
What do we mean by the production of services ? Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services.
A complex look at task assignments
APRIL 6, 2016
If it’s a complex artefact (such as a product design, not just a presentation), there could be several revisions.
Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world?
On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
New-market disruptions are new products or services which can reach brand new customers whose needs were previously unserved by existing offerings. .
9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home
MAY 30, 2011
IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingHowever, it * does* work! And I’m loving it! Priceless! Grrr).
Learning is the main driver for productivity
JANUARY 13, 2012
EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. ” by @snowded. It matters who you teach. ” by @JayCross.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
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
DECEMBER 16, 2011
” @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
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
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
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
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.
Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World
JULY 12, 2012
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. .
Three Models of Knowledge Production
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 17, 2010
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.
The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud
APRIL 6, 2012
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
MAY 16, 2012
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.
Services, Production and Clouds
OCTOBER 20, 2011
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
APRIL 1, 2010
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
JANUARY 30, 2013
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.
Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
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
JANUARY 26, 2016
Complex systems, whether natural, social or engineered, are composed of many parts. What does this mean for business leaders?
My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13
DECEMBER 17, 2016
It’s perhaps one of my favourite business productivity activities and for almost everything. Really good work! . just love them all.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new. Let me explain. Desirability is central to Design Thinking.
The Evolution of the Firm
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Among the key such other factors is the ability to address complex technical and management problems.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Design has long played a major role in product innovation. Collaboration, co-creation, co-production. Sensory and emotional engagement.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Their article starts off with one of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the long-term promise of blockchain. They guide managerial and social action.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
But, it’s a highly complex and interesting subject. I found the report very helpful in helping me better understand it. Let What is identity?
DECEMBER 16, 2015
which flow around and support the core product and service value chain. Complexity NetworkedLearningSource: Ocean Tomo.