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Reasons to stop measuring

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Before implementing any change programs, it is very important for a systemic business coach to see the  structures and mental models which are  ruling the organization .It’s those mental models which create the system structure and as such patterns and behaviors.

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Dans la même idée, à (re)lire: http://www.comitans.ch/fr/blog-philippe-vallat/projets-complexes/130-chiffre-un-deux

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:12 PM

A good one... The popes of the SMART-overdone are doomed here...

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Donnez-moi un chiffre!

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J'ai participé à divers débats sur LinkedIn autour de la notion de « quantification de la complexité ». Sur ces forums, certains prétendent que la complexité non seulement peut être quantifiée, mais qu’elle doit l’être, que seule une telle démarche est rigoureuse et scientifique et qu’elle est la base indispensable de toute prise de décision sérieuse...

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Is ‘complexity’ the key to economic growth?

Is ‘complexity’ the key to economic growth? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Two economists, Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard and Cesar Hidalgo of MIT, have just released their 364-page “Atlas of Economic Complexity,” which claims to be the best model yet for predicting how much nations will grow in the future. So what’s the secret?.
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'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It': Not True

'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It': Not True | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

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Fifteen years later I still find it weird that I sucked down so much nonsense working in the corporate world, lots of it without even noticing. I sat in workshops and seminars and heard the most patently ridiculous garbage shoveled at me and the other participants, year after year for [...]
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Mickael Ruau's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:43 AM

We focus on the particles when waves are swelling and crashing all around us.

Great employees and great leaders manage the waves all the day, unmeasured and too often unseen. They manage customer relationships in the moment and over the long term. How do they do that so well, without benefit of yardsticks to guide them? How do they finesse and intuit and consult their way to the brilliant results they achieve, without the reports and tests that slow us down and annoy us in every other professional arena? Thank God, human processes like sticky conversations and the energy in a classroom or a conference room can’t be measured.

Those human waves have to be felt.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 13, 2014 3:49 AM

I actually love this...:-))) one of the bullshittiest of all...  The "M" from the SMART... which does not mean that SMART is not a good yardstick-model... it's good to help to structure your thinking process... the same thing for performance appraisal methods... they are good framework... but, please, don't take them too on face value, too seriously...

 

The same thing about all these test-mania in the schools and everywhere... that's the moment for me (excellent article, that's  courage...) to say that the earlier methods, writing and oral (!!!) exams were much more effective, OK, more subjective but at the end of the day, we are human and could be something more subjective than a human being?! Why do we try to hide this, fear of this? And try to robotize it? By that we are just stripping from all these processes  the only interesting part, the "human" element... They are dead seriously objective, only,  they are good for nothing or very very little...

 

Aline Choupin's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:35 AM

Liz completly nailed it !

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Mechanistisches vs. ganzheitliches Denken und Handeln

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Kürzlich habe ich einen interessanten Vortrag des renommierten Österreichischen Physikers, Prof. Dr. Herbert Pietschmann, als Podcast gehört. Titel des Vortrags war “Die Atomisierung der Gesellschaft”. Darin geht Pietschmann einerseits auf die zunehmende Individualisierung in unserer Gesellschaft ein. In diesem Zuge beleuchtet er aber auch den Denkrahmen, auf welchem das weit verbreitete mechanistische Denken in der westlichen Welt begründet ist.

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Measurement and Uncertainty Smackdown

Measurement and Uncertainty Smackdown | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
How would you like to determine the uncertainty in a calculation? Significant figures? The calculus method? Or how about the Monte Carlo method? Here I will compare the uncertainty for a calculation using these different techniques.
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