I always admire those writers who have the discipline to publish consistently regardless of circumstance. I tend to write in spurts. I find that when I become really busy with projects and speaking engagements, my writing suffers. So in case you were wondering why I’ve been so quiet, I thought I’d write a short update … Continue reading A short chronicle of 2016
In my previous post I introduced the analogy of a jungle vs a zoo to help us make sense of the complex contexts we face and the often ordered organisational structures and processes we tend to create. In this post I want to explore this analogy further and look specifically at how change and resilience from the … Continue reading Jungle vs Zoo – Reflections on change and resilience
A few days ago I posted a tweet that garnered a bigger response than I thought it would. It read: “It’s hard to survive in the jungle if you were trained in a zoo” I love using metaphors to try to explain the concepts I work with, especially the difference between complex (jungle) and complicated … Continue reading Of jungles and zoos
Cognitive Edge have finally lauched CultureScan. For all of you who have wanted a safe to fail introduction to Sensemaker, this is the ideal opportunity. As this is the first Scan that is formallhy launching, you can get it at a 50% reduced cost until the end of June. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. … Continue reading Cognitive Edge launches CultureSCAN!
My mother always said that nothing with a “too” in front of it is good. That is certainly true about connectivity, too little and too much can be equally detrimental. High levels of connectivity can facilitate the fast recovery of a system after a disruption, but at the same time some disruptions spread faster in highly … Continue reading Connectivity or coupling: keep Goldilocks in mind (Building resilience: Principle 2)
“Systems with many different components (e.g. species, actors or sources of knowledge) are generally more resilient than systems with few components. Redundancy provides ‘insurance’ within a system by allowing some components to compensate for the loss or failure of others. Redundancy is even more valuable if the components providing the redundancy also react differently to … Continue reading Maintain diversity and redundancy (Building resilience: Principle 1)