Category Archives: complexity

When Thinking Matters in the Workplace

In the 4 and 1/2 years since “Mastering the Unpredictable” introduced the idea of Adaptive Case Management to the world, a growing group of people have struggled to define what it really means to make use of this new emerging … Continue reading

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Organize for Complexity Book

Niels Pflaeging’s amazing little book, Organize for Complexity, gives good advice on how to create self managing organization that are resilient and stable.

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Complex Behavior Emerges from Simple Rules

At TEDxZurich 2013 Nicolas Perony gave an excellent talk about complexity that has relevance in the collaboration technology field.  He has some excellent examples of how complex systems differ from complicated, machine oriented system, as well as the risks of … Continue reading

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Business Architecture for Executives

What is a Business Architecture and why is it important?  My challenge was to define this in terms that can be understood by a non technical business executive.

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Emergence versus Entropy in Management

Julian Birkinshaw professor at the London Business School had an interesting article in Forbes a couple weeks ago titled “Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence And Entropy” which comes close to, but falls just short of, making a good recommendation … Continue reading

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Applying Complexity Science to Management

This session from the Global Peter Drucker Forum has a lot of gems about management in highly complex situation.  Many good hints on leadership for knowledge workers.

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15 Key Lessons for Managing Complexity

Managing Complexity was the topic for this year’s Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna a few weeks ago.  Complexity overwhelms the old style of command and control management, but the followers of Drucker offer better alternatives.  I wish could have … Continue reading

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