learning with complexity

Harold Jarche

Two technologies — machine learning , and the internet — are changing our understanding of the world by showing that we really cannot understand large scale complexity. “We don’t use these technologies because they are huge, connected, and complex. Complexity

learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

But more of our challenges are complex and cannot be solved in a standard way — inequality, refugees, populism, racism. Whenever people are involved, within a global context of climate change, the situation is likely complex. We have to learn constantly in complexity.

curiosity, creativity, complexity, & chaos

Harold Jarche

In complexity, cooperation trumps collaboration. Cooperation is a fundamental behaviour for effectively working in networks, and it’s in networks where most of us will be working. In a network you have to be seen as having some value, though not the same value, by many others.

Networks thrive in complexity

Harold Jarche

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. Networks thrive in nature. The Internet has given us a glimpse of the power of networks.

Scaling in complex systems

Dave Snowden

Naturally I have done a lot more thinking since then but the fundamentals remain: you don’t scale a complex system by aggregation or imitation but be decomposition to an optimal level of granularity followed by recombination (possible exadaptive recombination).

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. We have known for quite a while that hierarchies are ineffective when things get complex. Most organizations still deal with complexity through reorganization. Networks. Networks are in a state of perpetual Beta.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

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. This lack of understanding is the major barrier to success in the network era.

Fidelity in complex systems consultancy

Dave Snowden

Returning yesterday from my first TedX in Cyprus I was chatting with Sonja Blignaut about some upcoming activities and differences between approaches to sense-making and complexity. In a complex system we: start journeys with a general sense of direction but without precise targets.

self-managing for complexity

Harold Jarche

How can they most effectively learn the skills required in the complex domain? How can we prepare people to work in complex, and not highly ordered, work environments in which most problems are exceptions from which some emergent solutions can be continuously developed, learned, and shared?

complexity and social learning

Harold Jarche

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).

mastering complexity

Harold Jarche

“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.

The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Luis Suarez

To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. Did I just read right that we, networks of species , are connected by bacteria with one another throughout our very own history, from way back at the beginning of time?

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

” 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.

culture is complex

Harold Jarche

My network helps to keep me informed. I listened to John Seely Brown several years ago where he explained there is only one way to understand a complex adaptive system (namely one with people in it): you have to marinate in it. Culture is complex. Communities Complexity

network literacies

Harold Jarche

Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service. Civil servants using networks. Efficient networking.

Networks and complexity

Harold Jarche

A cultural change is required in the way we organize our work because of two related factors: Networks & Complexity. Wirearchy may be a neologism , but I’ve found it to be a most descriptive term for discussing what happens when you connect everyone via electronic networks.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning In mid-January I spent a wonderful day at American University learning about (and presenting on) the changing educational landscape, technology, and the practices and activities of learners.

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. Read more » Complexity ConnectedEnterprise SocialLearning

toward a network society

Harold Jarche

But this form, dominated by Markets is unable to deal with the complexities we face globally — climate change, pollution, populism/fanaticism, nuclear war, etc. A quadriform society would be primarily guided by the Network form of organizing.

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

Some 10 years ago now when I first became interested in how complexity science might be used in public administration there was a body of thinking but relatively few practical examples of applications. So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about?

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. Our education institutions do not teach an understanding of complexity. Our workplace training does not factor in complexity. Complexity Democracy

immunize for complexity

Harold Jarche

It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology. Complexity. Peter Hinnsen, in The Network Always Wins , describes the antidote to VUCA as VACINE. Network. Complexity

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Anecdote reports that John Kotter, leadership guru , is accepting that methods like his 8-step process for leading change may not be effective in the face of complexity. The network of strategic accelerators complements the formal systems; it does not replace them.

social learning for complex work

Harold Jarche

Is it in our organizational filing systems and intranets, or rather on the Web or in our professional social networks? It’s a question of complexity. Complex systems and learning how to work with them cannot be controlled. Complexity SocialLearning

simple structures for complex problems

Harold Jarche

What is the optimal digital transformation technology for a networked organization? 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.

Bringing the human element and complexity thinking to rebuilding resilience in Puerto Rico

Dave Snowden

We will focus on bringing the transdisciplinary human element and complexity thinking to a fascinating mix of disciplines, ranging from hydrological, electrical and mechanical engineering, meteorology, climatology, and social ecology to data science and social science.

Managing in Complexity

Harold Jarche

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. The new networked workplace requires both collaboration and cooperation.

“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background: A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” ” In general, these are folks who are influenced by the Cynefin framework that considers complexity and complicated to be different attributes of a system. The Emergence of Complexity.

No cookie cutters for complexity

Harold Jarche

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.

Absorbing complexity with PKM

Harold Jarche

Anne Marie goes on to explain how important professional learning networks are to each and every one of us. Networked learning is not just good for your organization, but you as a person. We both use social technologies to reach out into the complexity and try to make sense of it.

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Networks, Information, and Complex Adaptive Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It requires, first, a sense of meaning or purpose that operates independently of the network of connected entities. Connectivism is a story about how networks self-organize in a fashion that does not presume any prior conditions such as knowledge about states of affairs in the world or about the meaning and purpose of life and death. Networks'' and ''Complex adaptive systems'' are two very different things. Under the heading "A believable theory? Actually, yes it is.

simplifying the complexity

Harold Jarche

Complex Problems. I like complex problem-solving. Perhaps my most interesting project was when a client gave me a statement of work to ‘simplify the complexity’ I did not have a solution but felt that with my extended networked I would be able to solve their problem.

Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Harold Jarche

Complexity is the new normal. Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. In the network era, learning and working are tightly interconnected. Re-wiring for complexity. complexity Learning Wirearchy

the new networked norm

Harold Jarche

The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established. As we enter the network era we see companies like Apple dominating, often ignoring Wall Street pundits. But the nodes (people) in these networks have to dependable.

our simply complex world

Harold Jarche

” Understanding Makes the Complex Simple. There’s a complex web of key personalities and networks that make it function,” I pointed out, “and your job sits right in the middle of them.”

Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

Tweet How is work different in a networked economy? Complex, new problems need tacit knowledge to solve them. Exception-handling is becoming more important in the networked workplace. Exception handling is complex work, which requires passion, creativity and initiative.

MOOC on complexity

Jay Cross

I have enrolled in a MOOC offered by Santa Fe Institute on Complexity. Introduction to Complexity. About the Course: In this eleven-week course you’ll learn about the tools used by scientists to understand complex systems. Networks. Cities as Complex Systems.

Networked Knowing

Harold Jarche

The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. One hundred years later and we are witnessing a similar shift, from the industrial economy to the network era and a creative economy.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control. complexity NetworkedLearning Work

Leadership in Complexity

Harold Jarche

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.

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. Part of the answer is in supporting communities of practice as a bridge between external networks and those doing the work.

networked unmanagement

Harold Jarche

What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies? Jarche’s Principles of Networked Unmanagement*.

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

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