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Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

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

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Collaborative networks are not a new concept, but Kotter’s application of them to the arena of strategy is very insightful.

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.

Creating a knowledge strategy

Dave Snowden

Today I delivered a half day workshop on Creating a KM Strategy and I have, as promised, loaded the slides to our web site for those interested.

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.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But managing the kind of disruptive innovations that change the rules of the game requires a different management style based on identifying a brand new idea, moving quickly to establish an early market presence, and continuous market experimentation to refine the offerings and establish the company’s strategy. So, which is it? 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. At B-School? This is where we enter the world of design. .

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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.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When technology and market environments go through major changes, as is certainly the case today, previously successful business strategies will no longer work, no matter how much you try to fix them. The book was named one of the best business books on strategy in 2011 by strategy+business magazine. Pull , don’t just Push.

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.

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. .

Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But for companies that have implemented winning strategies, that’s not how it typically happens.”. And so it did.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. CERN ? Are remote labs effective? Or specialized equipment? The classic instance is the lecture.

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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex? What purpose does this complexity serve? Complexity of AI software. “We

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Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We were trying to develop a new market, and as such, the strategy had to come from the marketplace, not the R&D labs. .

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about? This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend.

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. Not only do they have to deal with the complexities associated with large scale hardware and software infrastructures, but with the even more complex issues involved in human and organizational behaviors. .

Building richer mental models is the heart of strategy – the role of scenario planning

Ross Dawson

Strategy is an intrinsically human task. The following video is one of a series of 7 videos that captured the entire keynote.

Moving the CIO to the heart of strategy

Ross Dawson

A key theme of the CIO workshops was their opportunity and responsibility to move to the center of strategy within their organizations.

The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While the skeptics’ concerns, - security, reliability, privacy, costs and others, - are quite real, the hardest part of implementing cloud strategies has little to do with technology. Cloud computing is a highly complex initiative - at the technical, business and organizational levels. Where are we now, almost four years later?

Cynefin for strategy: new seminars

Dave Snowden

I've been working over the last three months on a new approach to strategy using the Cynefin framework. 9th March. Singapore. 15th March.

7 principles of intervention in complex systems

Dave Snowden

As it happens I was working on intervention strategy in Washington a week ago. damping or amplification strategy. Reflections

The Limits of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back upon my long career , one of the major factors shaping my views of business, strategy and innovation is the creative destruction that I saw buffeting the IT industry over most of that time. In subsequent years, I was invited to come to their meetings and discuss strategies I was working on from time to time.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI research has been around since the early days of IT, - having gone through ups and downs over the past several decades. Not so with AI. economy.

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Leadership for Complexity

Clark Quinn

The other meme from the retreat event last weekend was the notion of leadership for complexity. We talked through how things are moving from complicated to complex (and how important it is to recognize the difference), and that organizations need to receive the wake-up call and start moving forward. social strategyitashare.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let’s take a closer look at the nature of complex adaptive systems. Why are these systems so complex? But, there are trade-offs.

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Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment

George Siemens

We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. Educational data is complex.

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. The book, as the title implies, is largely about how complexity isn’t bad, it’s necessary, and the real issue is about designing to manage it. design strategyRecommended for the advanced designer.

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.

The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

My colleagues felt that as someone closely associated with IBM’s Internet strategy , it was important that I personally become an active blogger. Blogging Complex Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyI started blogging at the urging of colleagues at IBM. I posted my first blog on May 16, 2005. more interesting.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

OK, let’s start brainstorming strategies for facilitating catch up and reentry. And yes, one at a time – what a SENSIBLE strategy!!

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s “a framework for thinking about complex, multidisciplinary problems that applies to just about anything. Let me explain.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

OK, let’s start brainstorming strategies for facilitating catch up and reentry. And yes, one at a time – what a SENSIBLE strategy!!

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

OK, let’s start brainstorming strategies for facilitating catch up and reentry. And yes, one at a time – what a SENSIBLE strategy!!

The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among the key such other factors is the ability to address complex technical and management problems. High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.

Embracing complexity at work

Harold Jarche

Training is of little use in developing the necessary emergent practices for dealing with complex problems in our work environment.

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Complex actions workshop

Dave Snowden

An early morning briefing session today for a strategy session I am facilitating next week. Overview of Workshop. Summary of key language.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a concrete example, let me share my experiences with the development of IBM’s Internet and e-business strategy in the mid-late 1990s.