Understanding Complexity Humanity Ingenuity Efficiency Efficacy
I am interested in:
- Understanding people, systems, interactions.
- Transforming chaos and complexity.
- Designing to embrace the messiness of humanity.
- Fostering and leveraging the innate creativity of people.
- Enabling efficacy and resilience of individuals and teams.
I like models for understanding and working with:
- People and emotions
- Systems and relationships
- Analysing situations
- Solving problems
- Getting things done more effectively
Most recent blog post:
A combination of the following behaviours and conditions, seen consistently over a period of time, can be a sign that things are not well in an organisation. Senior management is missing in action; especially during crises. Management is alienated from the workforce...
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Posts about models and frameworks:
According to Paul Bracken in his article Futurizing Business Education (Futurist magazine July-August 2008), there are four major characteristics of the turbulent world businesses are faced with today: Technology – rapidly and dramatically transforms industries....
I am going to use my twitter feed - http://twitter.com/zern - to deliver a constant stream of visual, aural, emotive, olfactory snippets of nows. As a source of idea germs, to spark divergent thinking. In response to my article Problem solving model: Four phases on...
Do cats have molars? What are the implications of an anecdote like this on teaching and learning? Facts and raw data can be had easily. The memorisation/regurgitation of such is perhaps of decreasing importance. Perhaps it is only sufficient to remember...
This post on 437signals will come as a surprise to some. The MacBook Air, despite all its lacks, is selling well. The soft stuff, the emotive stuff, is what matters. A huge part of any purchase decision is emotive and irrational. From a completely rational viewpoint,...
The demand for innovation (the myriads of definitions thereof) is certainly out there more so than ever before, judging by the magazines and media. I am talking about business innovation here – that is new ways to design, run and “be” a business. I predict that...
Posts of checklists:
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