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Welches Leadership in der Komplexität?

Welches Leadership in der Komplexität? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Wenn man den Unterschied zwischen komplizierten und komplexen Projekte, dann weiss man dass komplexe Projekte zusätzliche spezielle Fähigkeiten erfordern. Sind hier mehr technische Kompetenzen gefragt? Kaum…

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Du besoin de savoir penser

Du besoin de savoir penser | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Dans son dernier ouvrage « La faillite de la pensée managériale » (1), François Dupuy s’attache à démonter le mécanisme par lequel la pensée managériale conduit les dirigeants, par le biais de décisions paresseuses (2), dans des impasses aux conséquences très concrètes. Examinons ensemble ce qui conduit à une pensée ordinaire et explorons les attitudes qui permettraient d’aller vers une connaissance élaborée.

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et vous, comment pensez-vous?

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How do we deal with complexity?

How do we deal with complexity? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Is today any more volatile, uncertain, complex or ambiguous (VUCA) than previous ages? That's up for debate, but nobody denies that volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are major chall...

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Understanding the Beer Game

Understanding the Beer Game | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

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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Complex environments push 'brain' evolution

Complex environments push 'brain' evolution | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Little animations trying to master a computer game are teaching neuroscience researchers how the brain evolves when faced with difficult tasks. Neuroscientists have programmed animated critters that they call 'animats.' The critters have a rudimentary neural system made of eight nodes: two sensors, two motors, and four internal computers that coordinate sensation, movement and memory.
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Quote: ""This shows that a rich environment is a driving force towards developing both complexity and integration,"

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The ethics of unintended consequences

The ethics of unintended consequences | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

In a complex adaptive system we have dispositionality not causality, so when we act we cannot know what will happen.  That means we need to maintain the ability to respond quickly, something I brought in at the end when I talked about complexity approaches to project management.

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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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Resilient Leadership Navy Seal Style

Resilient Leadership Navy Seal Style | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Leaders face stress and adversity in large part because, like the goldfish in dirty water, they can't see through their situation. Consequently, the limits set by a company's cultural blind spots, those places where the company is stuck in a rut of decision making and truly can't see the forest for the trees, pile on more stress. The result: Decision-making goes from bad to worse. It can happen to anyone.

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Ten Ways LEAD and SUCCEED In Times Of Complexity And Change

Ten Ways LEAD and SUCCEED In Times Of Complexity And Change | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

It is time to realize that we must also use the changes we face to develop the solutions, optimize the potential, that can help us live and lead forward. Doing do is counter-intuitive, but it is NOT impossible.  It is real, it is doable, and it is accomplished in ten simple but powerful steps you can decide to take…or not.

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Complexity Theory: A short film (5')

A short film about complexity theory and the shift in paradigm from the Newtonian clockwork universe to complex systems. Enjoy : ) From http://www.fotonlabs.com
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Nicely done

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Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, January 23, 11:31 AM

Visualizes complex systems and networks in a powerful way, brings clarity and a much deeper understanding to very abstract concepts

Jamie Billingham's curator insight, February 25, 12:24 AM

Learning and the education system(s) are incredibly complex. 

 

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Ignorance, the Ultimate Asset

Ignorance, the Ultimate Asset | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
The economy is stagnating, but there is no broad agreement as to why. Democratic policy hasn’t worked in the last few years, but Republicans governed when the Panic and Great Recession began. Some economists say negative real interest rates inflated the bubble. Others say high interest rates precipitated the crash. Inflation, for sure, is now [...]
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Quote: "To understand the success of modern knowledge economies and why government planning is folly, we must first understand that ignorance truly is bliss."

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Declaring a War on Complexity? Here's Where to Start

Declaring a War on Complexity?  Here's Where to Start | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Wherever you look nowadays, companies are declaring a war on complexity. According to a recent global study of 1,500 CEOs conducted by IBM, the biggest challenge CEOs face is the so-called complexi...
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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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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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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...

Via Patrick Verdonk, Ides De Vos
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On the Incompleteness of Science

On the Incompleteness of Science | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
By now we know that empirical research can be more effective than scientific research when studying the social sciences, but what can we do when the problem we are trying to address is too large and complex, and how can we make sure that our assumptions always map to physical reality?In an earlier article, I wrote about physical reality as the reification of an abstract concept. I did not mean that physical reality itself is abstract. I was giving an illustration of physical reality as a concept that would be assumed in science in order to avoid ontological discourses and make progress (hidde
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Planning for Complexity

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“Planning is a challenge even in the best of times. Here are some suggestions to help initiate a process of active planning and plan-full actions.”


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Why KPIs are not the answer for complex systems (part 2)

Why KPIs are not the answer for complex systems (part 2) | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
RT @SLHBENNETT: New thinking about #KPIs, tradeoffs and change in organizations. http://t.co/9FLlfz77l6 via @smbounds #complexity http://t.…

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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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Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is NOT a Strategy

Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is NOT a Strategy | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Disruptive innovation has become business' biggest paradigm. Harvard's Clayton Christensen coined the term and the New Yorker's Jill Lapore recently tore it down. While many companies scramble to create disruptive innovation strategies, the problem is that it isn't a linear process or methodology. No single strategy or theory (even the theory of disruptive innovation itself) has captured how it really works or how to do it.
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Finally: true words about what innovation is and is NOT!

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A Five Step Process for Current State Complexity Analysis

A Five Step Process for Current State Complexity Analysis | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
The ability to explain the current state of complexity is the first step in the process of moving to the desired state
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"La multiplication des chefs de projet est une catastrophe managériale majeure", affirme le sociologue François Dupuy

"La multiplication des chefs de projet est une catastrophe managériale majeure", affirme le sociologue François Dupuy | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

L'interview management : L'Usine Nouvelle - Qu'est ce qui vous a poussé à revenir sur un sujet dont on pouvait penser que vous aviez fait le tour dans votre...


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J'aime en particulier:

" Les dirigeants semblent croire qu'il suffit de donner le titre de chef pour qu'une personne le soit, que changer l'organigramme c'est changer l'organisation. C'est bien sûr faux."

et aussi

"je crois qu'on privilégie trop la pensée linéaire et pas assez la pensée complexe.(... pensée powerpoint)"


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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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The Philosophy of Complexity: Are Complex Systems Inherently Tyrannical?

The Philosophy of Complexity: Are Complex Systems Inherently Tyrannical? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
The philosophy of complexity is developing as a field of philosophical inquiry to accompany, support, and question advances in the science of complex systems.

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10 Things You Should Know about Megaprojects

10 Things You Should Know about Megaprojects | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Here are 10 things you must know to tackle megaprojects, or they will tackle you!
Megaprojects are inherently risky due to long planning horizons and complex interfaces.
Often projects are led by
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Leadership Development in a VUCA Environment

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UNC white paper on leadership development in a VUCA environment.
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