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Systèmes complexes et perte de contrôle (vidéo 1h)

Conférence de Hugues Bersini

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Une conférence passionnante, entre systèmes complexes et gouvernance sociale, par Hugues Bersini (vidéo 1h)

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Gravir l'échelle de la conscience - Paul Chefurka

Lorsqu’il s’agit de notre compréhension de la crise mondiale actuelle, chacun de nous semble s’insérer quelque part le long d’un continuum de prise de conscience qui peut être grossièrement divisé en cinq étapes:

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Un article intéressant sur le chemin extérieur et intérieur face à toute situation de blocage dans un système, ici en particulier face à la crise mondiale

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The pertinence of the systems approach to wicked problems faced by planners generally

The pertinence of the systems approach to wicked problems faced by planners generally | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
In 10 slides I will explain above concept map which enables an integrated conceptualization of the logical relationships of the core characteristics of wicked problems with the basic requirements and workings of the systems approach.

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The Six Systems Thinking Steps to Solve Complex Problems

The Six Systems Thinking Steps to Solve Complex Problems | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Systems thinking helps us to explore problems as part of a large system. These six steps can help us achieve systems thinking.

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Vernetztes Denken ist (noch?) eine Illusion

Vernetztes Denken ist (noch?) eine Illusion | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Wir wissen oder glauben zu wissen, dass wir vernetzt denken müssen, um die Komplexität der heutigen vernetzten Welt zu handhaben. Aber können wir überhaupt vernetzt denken?

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Interessant und spannend!

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Solving Complex Problems with the 11 Laws of Systems Thinking

Solving Complex Problems with the 11 Laws of Systems Thinking | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Systems thinking is the key to solving complex problems and achieving simplicity. Furthermore, by applying systems thinking to different situations, we also start to recognize the existence of universal patterns of behavior in business and in life.
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The language of systems thinking

The language of systems thinking | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

To really understand how systems work, you need the right vocabulary. Jon Gittings explains.

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An easy overview

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The language of systems thinking
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Networks and Regenerative Thinking

Networks and Regenerative Thinking | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
“Abstraction is the enemy wherever it is found.... Local life may be as much endangered by those who would 'save the planet' as by those who would 'conquer the world.' For 'saving the planet' calls...
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Managing with complexity: a pragmatic and ethical imperative

Managing with complexity: a pragmatic and ethical imperative | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
By Professor Hamid Bouchikhi, ESSEC Business School A leader’s role is to make decisions, often in a hurry and on the basis of partial or more or less reliable information. Generally speaking, busi...
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Indeed, only few leaders are willing to understand and embrace complexity
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Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (Donella Meadows)

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (Donella Meadows) | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in “leverage points.” These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.

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Must read for any systems thinker.

Texte similaire en français: http://vertcommeuneorange.blogspot.com/2011/12/effet-de-levier-ou-intervenir-dans-un.html

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Understanding the Beer Game

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The Beer Game illustrates how difficult it is to manage dynamic systems. It was originally developed in the late 1950 s by Jay Forrester at MIT to introduce the concepts of dynamical systems. This blog post investigates the effect of different playing strategies.


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Systems Thinking: Seeing How Everything is Connected

Systems Thinking: Seeing How Everything is Connected | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
“Knowledge without deep comprehension, imagination and compassion is just a more complex form of ignorance. We need to shift paradigms, to grow wiser, all of us, especially the dominant cultures an...
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About Systems Thinking World

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How Systems Thinking World came to be where it is and where it's seems to be heading at present.

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Comprendre les phénomènes d’effondrement de sociétés. Quel avenir pour la nôtre ? – Emmanuel Prados (Vidéo, 45')

Emmanuel Prados, chercheur à l'INRIA, fait une synthèse claire et complète des connaissances sur le risque d'effondrement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dgjIeR5DBY&feature=youtu.be Avons nous à faire à une combinaison passagère de crises liée à une redistribution globale des cartes ou sommes nous face à des phénomènes encore plus profonds comme un effondrement de société ? De façon à mieux…
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ICTAM: Bringing mental models to numerical models

ICTAM: Bringing mental models to numerical models | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

How can we capture the highly qualitative, subjective and rich nature of people's thinking – their mental models - and translate it into formal quantitative data to be used in numerical models?

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Interesting approach, merging systems thinking and psychology (and keeping in mind that, according to Meadows , the mindset is the most effective leverage place in a system http://donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/)

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Adapting Change to Fit Complexity

Adapting Change to Fit Complexity | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

What if decision makers instigating change are seeing the inherent nature of companies all wrong?

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Excellent post, must read

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Excellent post, must read

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Adaptive systems thinking (Stacey) applied to illustrate change and complexity
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Systems Thinking - Seeing How Everything is Connected

Systems Thinking - Seeing How Everything is Connected | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
We can't fix the ecological crisis until we change the fundamental mindset that got us into this mess. This is why we need Systems Thinking.
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Visual Thinking about Systems Thinking

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My sketchnotes from Thinking in Systems by Donella H Meadows

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David J. Williamson, MBA, PhD, PMP, ITIL-F's curator insight, September 23, 2015 3:53 PM

One learner's visual interpretation of "Thinking in Systems."

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A call for new thinking in the new systems age

A call for new thinking in the new systems age | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

As human development practitioners, we have been talking a lot recently about how a changing world is demanding new approaches to development in the way we finance, implement our projects and measure the results of our work.

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Systems Thinking and Complexity in Health: A Short Introduction (Video 5')

Systems Thinking and Complexity in Health: A Short Introduction (Video 5') | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
ST4C Health is pleased to present this 5 min video that visually represents key systems thinking ideas and their application to global health. Factors that influence our health are constantly chang...
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Using complexity-inspired techniques to help resolve conflicts

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The world is full of bloody conflicts that can drag on for decades. Some researchers are trying to find resolutions through complexity science.
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Voilà un exemple de pensée élaborée pour aborder des problématiques complexes (par opposition à la pensée linéaire, mono-causale, superficielle, courante). "Using complexity-inspired techniques to help resolve conflicts"

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7 reasons you shouldn't touch systems thinking

7 reasons you shouldn't touch systems thinking | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
This is an old post, but if you're going to read one of my posts read this one, especially if you're new to systems thinking and it sounds interesting .  It's not necessarily a warning, but it seem...

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I like it!

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Using systems thinking to create more impactful social policy

'Systems thinking', is a wildly complex discipline and this piece of work aims to build greater systems literacy and familiarity as it explores the applicability of systems thinking to social policy issues.
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What can evaluators learn from complexity science and systems thinking?

What can evaluators learn from complexity science and systems thinking? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Marking the start to International Year of Evaluation, new analysis from IDS highlights how complexity science and systems thinking can inform approaches to impact evaluation.
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How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good cogs. They are just too likely

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Olivia Perez's comment, November 15, 2014 12:12 AM
I defiantly believe that the business world needs people to become one team and to make themselves a team. It was interesting to read this article to kind of understand how the business world works.
Leeza Trainor's comment, November 17, 2014 9:30 AM
More people in the business world need to read this! It could help so many employee's and CEO's. Learn how to effectively communicate to make everyday at work easier
Lexie Ruscheinski's comment, November 17, 2014 10:55 PM
Very resourceful in helping companies with team building but also learning to be a team leader! Any aspiring business men and women can learn from this.