Reconceptualizing organizations: from complicated machines to flowing streams

Sonja Blignaut wrote an article on Medium titled Reconceptualising organisations: from complicated machines to flowing streams.

« Over the last few years, I have come to realise that the interplay between flow, constraints and options is key to understanding how to navigate and thrive in complexity. With “flow”, I mean flow in the broadest sense of the word. There are some flows that we are very familiar with: workflow, process flow, cash flow, data flow, information flow … however, we need to broaden our thinking.  » Continue reading “Reconceptualizing organizations: from complicated machines to flowing streams”

Even the simplest metrics require forensic analysis

Helen Edwards wrote a MarketingWeek article titled Even the simplest metrics require forensic analysis.

« You can have a bunch of metrics, each accurately assessing a single facet, but…  as essayist Nassim Taleb observes, in complex systems it is the interactions that really count, with the result that “the ensemble behaves in ways not predicted by its components.” » Continue reading “Even the simplest metrics require forensic analysis”