Tag Archives: Adaptive

Absolutely Self-Managed Workers

Why not get rid of management entirely? That was the thesis of Doug Kirkpatrick’s talk at the Building Business Capability conference this week about the Morning Star Company, a company which has tried the radical approach of being entirely flat, … Continue reading

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The Origin of Reductionism

I have written many times about how culturally we have a tendency to want to simplify problems, and solve the separate parts, and this is reductionism.  Scientific management is based on this idea, and it is one of the ideas … Continue reading

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Why you might need a ‘Business Crisis Inducer’

Is your organization running too smoothly?  Is everything being handled with a minimum of fuss?  Perhaps you need a ‘Business Crisis Inducer’ is a tool that causes randomized crisis events to challenge your organization.  Sound crazy?  It is not as … Continue reading

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AdaptiveCM 2013 PC Co-chairs Message

The sign of our time is the amazing speed with which changes in the business world happen. This requires from the enterprises of today, and even more of the future to become agile, e.g. capable of adjusting themselves to changes … Continue reading

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Slidecast on Antifragile Systems, Innovation, and Learning Organizations

Here is a slidecast version of the talk I gave at BPM Next in March.  In 14 minutes it explains the core ideas of antifragility and how learning organizations are antifragile.  Mixed in are some surprising details about adaptive systems. … Continue reading

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Can your processes get to be TOO good?

The goal of process management is to improve process.  Let’s say you are successful at putting in place a process improvement practice.  Can there be too much of a good thing?  Experts are saying that it can be.

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Naive Intervention makes Poor Process Design

Continuing the pattern from my past few post on Antifragile concepts, today consider Naive Intervention, that idea assuming that simple model actually represents a complex system can lead to disastrously bad decisions.

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