immunize for complexity
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology. Complexity. ComplexityHave you heard the term VUCA ?
complexity and social learning
APRIL 11, 2016
As we transition from a market to a network economy, complexity will increase due to our hyper-connectedness. Managing in complex adaptive systems means influencing possibilities rather than striving for predictability (good or best practices).
JANUARY 8, 2014
Thinking of complex adaptive systems as merely complicated entities that can be regulated like machines can lead to disaster, as Niall Ferguson shows in his recent book. Human systems are complex. He also elaborates on 16 attributes of effective ways to address complex problems.
complexity in the workplace
APRIL 19, 2016
In my post on complexity and learning, I said that work in networks requires different skills than in hierarchies. Read more » Complexity ConnectedEnterprise SocialLearning
social learning for complex work
MARCH 20, 2016
It’s a question of complexity. Complex systems and learning how to work with them cannot be controlled. If you are working in a complex system, you will never be able to know everything. This may sound scary but it’s the only way to manage in a complex environment.
simple structures for complex problems
MAY 6, 2015
It is a suite of capabilities that foster an organizational culture that is constantly learning in order to understand and engage the complex environment in which it lives. The human brain is the best interface for complexity. Complexity needs simple, adaptive structures.
Managing in Complexity
JANUARY 24, 2013
As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. However, complex systems are not fully knowable, though they can be partially understood through interaction with them. Complex problems cannot be solved alone. complexity Wirearchy Work
Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
JULY 24, 2014
We have known for quite a while that hierarchies are ineffective when things get complex. Most organizations still deal with complexity through reorganization. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity.
Networks thrive in complexity
MAY 28, 2012
In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle. One good example of complexity that we can try to fathom is nature itself. complexity Wirearchy
Organize for Complexity
MAY 1, 2014
” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity. We call this “disciplined practice” Fads like business analytics, knowledge management, and big data will never make organizations fit for complexity.
No cookie cutters for complexity
MARCH 28, 2013
As social learning, collaboration, and even complexity become mainstream concepts, the array of products and services around them are becoming commoditized. Some of this is due to their own difficulties in facing complexity and not having the time or energy to dig into these concepts.
A guide to complexity and organizations
JULY 29, 2012
Via Jay Cross is this amazing synthesis – Organize for Complexity – of how complexity affects our work and the ways in which we can change our organizational structures to account for complexity, instead or adding more complication.
Exception handling is complex work
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Complex, new problems need tacit knowledge to solve them. Exception handling is complex work, which requires passion, creativity and initiative. Today’s complex work is tomorrow’s merely complicated or even simple work. complexity Wirearchy
Agency: privilege & complexity
OCTOBER 30, 2016
In part that is the question of privilege, in part a failure to really on board the implications of complexity (and I speak here as some who has sinned and may well still be in a state of sin in this regard). The post Agency: privilege & complexity appeared first on Cognitive Edge.
JUNE 2, 2012
Now I know its a lot more complex than that, and also that some of the greats before popularisation are probably turning in their graves, or their emeritus chairs when they see what has happened. complexity
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
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. Project Teams do complex work (if it’s not complex, it will be outsourced & automated ) which requires strong interpersonal ties.
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. A complex world is not random nor is it arbitrary, we can manage or direct interactions to allow direction.
Absorbing complexity with PKM
MARCH 24, 2014
We both use social technologies to reach out into the complexity and try to make sense of it. Managing and sharing information, especially through conversations, are fundamental processes for sense-making in the complex domain. Have you ever heard of the Law of Requisite Variety ?
improvise for complexity
MAY 24, 2016
The five principles are: Assume complexity and only control process choices, not the outcome. ComplexityThe premise of A Useful Idea is that improvisation acting principles can help with the creation of something new, and perhaps innovative.
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
But part of my fascination with the subject is that I often ask myself similar questions when thinking about the equally mysterious world of highly complex emergent systems, that is, systems where the whole can at times be quite different from the sum of their parts.
Intervening in a complex domain
OCTOBER 5, 2014
A good conversation in Moscow this morning with David Anderson around and about the issue of managing a complex system and as is the way with discussion a half formed idea or two coalesced. But that is the whole point of complexity thinking.
Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace
MAY 8, 2014
Complexity is the new normal. Today’s complicated organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require agility in simultaneously learning and working. Re-wiring for complexity. complexity Learning Wirearchy
Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible
OCTOBER 9, 2013
With the increasing complexity that networks bring, implicit knowledge-sharing becomes more important as well, but this is often ignored by both training and knowledge management programs. The future of work is complex, implicit, and intangible. complexity Work
Design thinking & complexity pt 1
OCTOBER 3, 2013
I started talking about the differences that complexity theory makes to design thinking some time ago - In Malmo at the XP conference as I remember it - and have now introduced that material in modified form onto day four of our accreditation programme.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. PDL – Personal Directed Learning: from Clockwork & Predictable to Complexity & Surprising. In complex environments it no longer works to sit back and see what will happen.
hold space for complex problems
APRIL 27, 2015
Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Our education institutions do not teach an understanding of complexity. Our workplace training does not factor in complexity. Complexity Democracy
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
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. This kind of complex systemic innovation leverages lots of known ideas and makes them work together to help address important problems. But, it is not enough to be large for a company to succeed at complex systemic innovation.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy By now, most will agree that cloud computing is a major transformational force in the world of IT.
The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family. We also form companies and other such organizations to get things done in our work, especially more complex objectives that require the collective skills of multiple people.
Complex is the new normal
AUGUST 6, 2012
Jay has an image that shows that ordered organizations need to empower their employees to deal with more complexity, while those in chaos need to gain alignment in order to get out of chaos. If the situation facing the organization is indeed complex, then neither approach is suitable.
Leadership in Complexity
OCTOBER 9, 2011
Tweet In organizing for diversity and complexity , I discussed structural changes that are needed in our institutions. Kevin Wheeler has a great slide presentation on leadership in complexity that looks at what is required in a diverse and complex work world.
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. Over the past several years, we have seen a rising emphasis on design, creativity and holistic thinking in business to help us deal with an increasingly volatile, unpredictable complex world.
The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World
JULY 6, 2013
We are our relations “ To then finish off with a short note on the impact of social technologies in today’s complex, more interconnected world than ever: . The task today is to understand what both social business and complexity mean.
PKM is making sense of complexity
DECEMBER 15, 2013
It is in making sense of complexity. The idea is that ideas emerge in the complex domain and are then constrained to shift them into complicated. Managing and sharing information, especially through conversations, are fundamental processes for sense-making in the complex domain.
A complex look at task assignments
APRIL 6, 2016
And I’ll be the first to acknowledge that it’s complex, as the diagram represents, but let me tease it apart for you and see if it makes sense. 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
APRIL 8, 2013
It’s 11:10 pm in Berkeley and I am in the bowels of the Internet Time Lab listening to Melanie Mitchell tell me what’s up with fractals, dynamics, entropy, Shannon, genetic algorithms, and cellular automata.
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? Not quite, say a number of recent studies. A good education should include soft as well as hard competencies.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
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. So is the world of highly complex systems , especially those systems whose components and interrelationships are themselves quite complex, as is the case with systems biology and evolution. .
in an increasingly complex world
JULY 26, 2012
Robert Warwick - Following a comprehensive literature review, heavily influenced by complexity sciences, we came up with seven essential criteria that are important to consider in an increasingly complex world, these were: Go out of your way to make new connections. complexity
JULY 31, 2015
“Our most successful clients have cross-flowing knowledge networks to handle the complexity/variety of their marketplace.” “The One Year Club – organizations that buy tools to embrace a new way of working without understanding fit, and finding it really complex.