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Organizations As Complex Adaptive Systems – New Management Theory

If you are part of an organization, you should spend time to understand and be familiar with the history of management theory. There are different ways to manage organizations. Some approaches are more than 100 years old (although you’ll find them in today’s organization), Few of the existing management theories are more contemporary. Knowing what …

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Real life story on the role of emergent property, variety, and complexity

The vicious cycle of Emergent Properties, Variety, complexity, and resources As I mentioned before both emergent properties and variety (Ashby’s law) are essential for business success and should be the focus of management. To be on top of the competition and the complex business environment each company needs to add or increase properties that can …

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Focus on emergent properties, Variety and complexity reduction – not people

There are two elements that any business needs to survive and grow: Emergent properties and Variety. Without continuous evolvement and growing of those two, any business doom to fail. Every person brings skill sets and competencies to the working environment, but when you are grouping people there are new properties created or raised to a …

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Variety, complexity and emergent properties can tell a lot about your organization – Part 1

This post is using several definitions, so let me start with clarifying them. Complex Vs. Complexity – both of them are built from many components, and it takes time to understand them. The complex systems though are composed of parts that interact one with each other. Due to the interaction property, complex systems are tough …

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