In our last post we applied complexity thinking to problems haunting the NHS. This week we are coming back to our toolkit. In our third Complexity Cheat we will discuss the power of effective communication and how we can use collaborative thinking to more successfully address complex challenges. Effective communication is a topic that has…Continue Reading “Complexity Cheat #03: Engage Your Team’s Mental Processing Power Through Communication”

‘Complexity Cheats’ – A Hot-wire Toolkit for Cracking Complex Challenges

Hold your horses… Now that we have excessively moaned about the challenges the rise of complexity in our organizational life is creating for hard-working executives, let’s talk about how to deal with it! The bad news is you will rarely find straight forward solutions to complex problems. As soon as an issue is messy, trying…Continue Reading “‘Complexity Cheats’ – A Hot-wire Toolkit for Cracking Complex Challenges”

Systemic Complexity in Business: More Than the Sum of the Parts

For years the dominant view of organizations has been mechanistic; a company should run like a clockwork, the cogs just needed to be aligned to fit, run smoothly and with least possible friction. Anyone who has dared enter the murky waters of organizational behaviour will agree though that this is a gross over-simplification of a…Continue Reading “Systemic Complexity in Business: More Than the Sum of the Parts”