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”

Complexity in Organizations – It’s Complicated

‘This is complex’ has become a common phrase in organizations, used loosely to describe all sorts of headache-inducing problems. No doubt increasing complexity poses a major challenge but what exactly are we faced with when confronting a complex problem? How do we know we deal with a truly complex problem and not just a merely…Continue Reading “Complexity in Organizations – It’s Complicated”