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The US Treasury OFR and CFPB : A Paradigm Shift to Complexity Economics - OpEdNews

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The US Treasury OFR and CFPB : A Paradigm Shift to Complexity EconomicsOpEdNewsThis kind of system is called a Complex Adaptive System.
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Systems Thinking, Systems Theory, Complex Adaptive Systems, Emergence, and the Theory of Constraints
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Complex Adaptive Systems

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This article explores the concept of the Complex Adaptive Systems and see how this model might apply in various walks of life.
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Complicated (detail complexity) vs. Complex (dynamic complexity).

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

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Systems are best described in pictures.
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Lean Doesn't Always Create the Best Products - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Lean Doesn't Always Create the Best Products - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Systems Thinking in Management | Scoop.it
Empathetic design takes more time but delivers better results.
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Sometimes LEAN doesn't end well.

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Culture and Change Management | Learning is Change

Culture and Change Management | Learning is Change | Systems Thinking in Management | Scoop.it
But it's not always factored into change management processes. The Katzenbach Center study found that the least successful change initiatives tended not even to consider culture. And more successful initiatives leveraged ...
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Learning doesn't happen until it changes something.
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Management Is (Still) Not Leadership - John Kotter - Harvard ...

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership - John Kotter - Harvard ... | Systems Thinking in Management | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.

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John Kotter on Organizational Hierarchy

DR. JOHN P. KOTTER -- is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of Leadership and Change. His is the premier voice o...
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Insights into the origins and benefits of hierarchy
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Why change management must change in the digital economy ...

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We have been bombarded with rapid innovation and change since the dawn of the industrial revolution. In fact, companies are so aware of the changes in the world around us that they have change management processes ...
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Customer-centric? You Need Organizational Change Management

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Among the early insights is this: Organizations face myriad challenges in moving to a data-driven model of customer-centric marketing, not least of which is cultural – and, as often follows - organizational change.
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Change Management vs. Change Leadership -- What's the Difference?

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John Kotter talks about the difference between change management and change leadership.

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Tony Vengrove's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:52 PM

Whenever Mr. Kotter says, "change leadership," change it to "creative leadership."  I'm a big believer that Kotter's theories are very applicable to navigating the messy territory of corporate innovation.  In fact, wrote a piece about that myself:  http://www.milesfinchinnovation.com/blog/2013/05/23/leading-innovation-with-your-change-management-hat/

 

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Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systems

Dr. Anthony J. Marchese facilitates a discussion with Dr. Sharon Harsh and Jeannine Branch of the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center. Viewing organizat...
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An excellent overview of the perspective of organizations as complex adaptive systems, exhibiting emergent behavior in response to their environments.

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The Role Of PR In Change Management

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PR plays a major role in effective change management, which often follows internal crisis.
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How to Make Organizational Change Enduring - Six Disciplines

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Here's a real shocker: In a survey of 3,300 senior managers and human resource professionals reported by Rob Lebow in his Washington CEO magazine. 75% of all organizational change programs fail. Why is change so ...
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Top 20+ awesome quotes on change management

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Change readiness is the new change management - Top 20+ quotes on change management for your change management initiative - Torben Rick
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Obstacles to innovation using causal loops

Reflections on using causal loop diagram analysis to build complex model of barriers to innovation.
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Solving Wicked Problems: Using Systems Thinking in Design

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My classmates and I are in the Design for Social Innovation program because we identified problems in our communities, companies, or cultures and are keen to figure them out. But before talking about any solution or outcome, one must first frame the problem—by thoughtfully examining the system it’s part of to understand where and how to get involved.

 
Learning to use systems thinking, a holistic approach to problem solving that emphasizes contextual understanding, has helped me with team management, project planning, creative work, and even relationships. And for wicked problems like healthcare that confront business, nature, and society, it’s proving to be imperative.
So, where to even begin? “We have to invent boundaries for clarity and sanity,” advises systems thinking pioneer Donella Meadows. Sometimes a simple infographic works to tell the story.
 
Designing visual maps and models helps us immediately find connections and describe relationships. Creating models helps in seeing the big picture and one's place within it.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 28, 2013 7:14 PM
I think "design" and "programming" are rushing at each other at light speed. Web pages will be made from branching if,then,else algorithms soon. Can't just drip paint on a canvas, so design's function will be making those algorithms make visual sense.
Gordon Shupe's curator insight, February 8, 2013 6:38 AM

Info graphics don't really include digital photography, generally, but they are a fascinating way of displaying understanding, telling a story, and implying solutions.

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Theory of Constraints Overview Introduction

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Theory of Constraints is the invention of Dr Eliyahu Goldratt, an Israeli physicist, educator, and management specialist. It’s a business philosophy which seeks to strive towards the global objective, or goal, of a system through an understanding of the underlying cause and effect dependency and variation of the system in question. It is equally applicable to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations for; strategy, personnel, marketing, sales, distribution, manufacturing, design, and project management.

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Good overview of the Theory of Constraints.

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John Kotter on the Evolution of a Business

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Leverage Your Strengths, with John Kotter

Leverage Your Strengths John Kotter, Leadership Expert Becoming a leader involves taking a serious beating, but those who can dust themselves off and pick th...
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John Kotter - The Impact of of Change: The Human Side

In this leadership video, John Kotter discusses how the impact of change can affect more people that you might realize and that many people are underestimating the impact of change.


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Karl Wabst's curator insight, December 2, 2013 3:37 PM

This simple reality check can affect the change strategy the company decides to use. Don't change without it.

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The Four Pillars: The Secret to IT Transformation - CIO Insight

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Levels of Change Management - Project Level

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In practice, change management plays out on several different levels within the organization. To provide clarity to this rapidly emerging and evolving discipline and to understand how it is practiced within organizations, Prosci and the Change Management Learning Center are releasing a tutorial series on the Levels of Change Management. This series will examine change management on three distinct levels:


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Karl Wabst's curator insight, April 30, 2013 2:09 PM

Change Management is a multi-level discipline. Most employees get exposed to change management at the project level.

 

It is a mistake to characterize the benefits of a change management program solely by its relationship to project management.

 

As shown below change management operates at the Enterprise Level and the Individual Level.

- The Enterprise Level - or ECM - as an organizational capability and competency

- The Project Level - as a benefit realization and value creation measure applied on particular initiatives

- The Individual Level - as an approach for enabling one person to change successfully

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Infographic: Top 20+ organizational change management pitfalls

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Avoid these common pitfalls of organizational change - Infographic: Top 20+ organizational change management pitfalls - Torben Rick

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Claude Emond's curator insight, February 22, 2014 11:25 PM

Do you know of any other pitfalls? How do you feel about this list?

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Remember what Machiavelli said about change...
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What makes change management work, Infographic by Towers Watson

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Highlights of survey results which explore change management and commmunication best practices and strategies.

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Workplace Evolutionaries's curator insight, September 16, 2013 11:49 AM

Infographic shows that organizations do a poor job of communicating the "why" of change management and that while most provide managers with training on how to communicate change, few train them effectively. 

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Change Management explained in 1 minute!

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12 reasons why people resist change - change management

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Change Management - 12 reasons why people resist change - Torben Rick

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12 motivi per cui i dipendenti tendono a opporre resistenza ai cambiamenti aziendali

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Some people love change. Some people do not.