How to use agile structure to build the best team and the best organization

In this post, I’ll try to explain how agile structure, which based on familiar and very successful structures around us, can be leveraged to create successful teams and organizations. Atoms and molecules that are the foundation for everything around us, they are also the foundation for an agile structure for organizations. In a nutshell, the concept sees Atoms as groups in organizations and molecules as a group of groups that can grow to tissues and a living Read more…

Tools to deal with complexity, chaos, and entropy

Complexity, chaos, and entropy have one thing in common. They all thrive on interactions, impacts, and flow between elements of any system. Having 500 individuals with no interactions between them doesn’t create any complexity. Having five people with interactions and all three elements above kick into action.  Focusing on interactions, impacts, and flows focuses on the underlying system that organizations are running based on. This focus on the “system” differs from the regular focus on parts Read more…

Daily leadership activities to leverage complexity. 15: Taking advantage of complexity

After discussing how we can leverage entropy and chaos, it’s about time to deal with complexity. I kept it to the end, as there are many options and ways to leverage complexity. Most of them contradict our current thinking and mental models. We can use complexity to increase organization operations and efficiencies. Complexity is also one of the best leverage to gain a competitive advantage. The first and foremost lesson is simple. Before using any of the below ways and Read more…

Daily leadership activities to leverage complexity. 14: Taking advantage of entropy

I already discussed entropy in my previous posts. I’m dedicating this post to how we can turn entropy into a competitive advantage.  There are four ways we can leverage the understanding of entropy to our advantage. 1) Don’t let a company deteriorate or get into equilibria. The essence of entropy is that with no invested effort any system (including an organization) will decline. On the other hand, if we put too much effort to make sure an organization is Read more…