Exploring the dynamics of self-organisation and psychological safety


Join Dr Jean Cooper and I for our much anticipated experiential learning event: the Dynamics of Self-organisation. We are bringing together the best insights from the disciplines of complexity and group relations theory to demystify the dynamics of self-organisation.  If you are interested in agility, distributed decision-making or new organisational forms that depend on effective … Continue reading Exploring the dynamics of self-organisation and psychological safety

Seven implications of complexity for organisations


My last post was about Paul Cilliers’s 7 characteristics of complex systems.  In this post I want to explore 7 of the implications of complexity that he thought was important for those working in and on organisations  (his original text is in italics). 1.Since the nature of a complex organization is determined by the interaction … Continue reading Seven implications of complexity for organisations

Regime Shifts: a new way to think about culture change?


Towards the end of last year I attended a Complexity Forum hosted by the Center for Studies in Complexity in Stellenbosch. There were academics, researchers and practitioners from many different disciplines, and it was fascinating to hear so many different perspectives on complexity.  A dominant theme that emerged was around the concept of resilience.  It … Continue reading Regime Shifts: a new way to think about culture change?