Almost all the critical problems of our time are problems of control and almost all of them concern complex adaptive systems. If we want to know more about our bodies, it is not just to increase knowledge but so that we can control our health.
CAS are “systems that don’t yield compact forms of representation”1. In other words a complex system cannot be described by a simple set of equations. Why would this be the case? It is the “adaptive” nature of these systems that leads to this intractability. Agents within the system respond to each set of environmental conditions within a complex adaptive system with a different set of responses and the number of such environments and their corresponding agent responses that need to be accounted for to construct an accurate model of the system is simply too large. But is this simply a problem of impracticality? Could we, at least in theory, construct a model that takes into account all possible environmental conditions and all possible agent behaviours? Although some scientists may argue that such an approach is theoretically possible, there is ample evidence that the critical “adaptive” component of some complex adaptive systems may in fact be unmodelable
Another way to think about environmental influences at the source of tensions at work (as opposed to individual lack of employee performance or motivational problems). Are these 'tensions' actually symptoms of a system out of balance? Are these tensions the real gems for organisational steering? Check out how Holacracy capitalises just on that!
Perspectives on the Future of Work in Western Society … From Hierarchy To Wirearchy. First we shape our structures. Then, our structures shape us - Winston Churchill (and other attributions) SUMMARY: As the Internet has ...
Léonne Willems's insight:
Barely coming to grips with the Holarchy concept ... here's a new one: Wirearchy. Quite interesting!
ICRE recently spoke with Dr. Chloe Ann Joynt, a neonatologist at Stollery Hospital and program director at University of Alberta's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Residency Program, about a multidisciplinary approach to ...
The Future of Work: PSFK. Since designing roles and spaces for wellness in the workplace is the theme of this month's newsletter, I thought to add a spotlight on PSFK's latest Labs Report which has hit the ground running ...
Organizations seeking to evolve need to not only recognize the changes in technology and behavior but they also need to take a strategic approach to changing how their employees fundamentally work. Technology without strategy won't get you very far.
Cali Williams Yost, flexible workplace expert and author, recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit to discuss the current state of flexibility in the workplace following the announcements that Yahoo had discontinued formal...
One hundred per cent online. This has been Ardennes-Etape’s maxim since 2001. Now this small business from Stavelot, in the Belgian province of Liège, is...
Léonne Willems's insight:
Quote: 'As main reasons for Ardennes-Etape’s success Offermans (owner/director) points at the management style encouraging personal responsibility and initiative.' Unquote. This is not just a PR statement: I am proud to acknowledge: this is avantgarde 2.0 dynamic steering!
Yes, people are the ones that need to change in transformative organisation change, but people as in 'sensors of tension'. And yes, decentralised, depoliticised decision-making promotes that. So processes need to take the ego out of the individual to assure alignment with the organisation's mission. Ever heard of the social technology 'Holacracy'? Check it out! I am a believer!
The Bersin by Deloitte Analyst Blog :common theme: we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.
Why does an organization exist? I see several distinct paradigms in operation today, each with a different general answer to that question. Let’s look at some of these with an evolutionary lens, and then bridge to what may be next.
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Good content coming in a juicy package. Further reference is made to his and Robin Skinner's books 'Families and how to survive them' and in this context especially: 'Life and how to survice it', a systemic approach to the dynamics of groups, including organisations. But in dialogue form. I strongly recommend it for your bed table. A good night's sleep assured!
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