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CourseSocial Complexity

Social Complexity Course

This course is an accessible introduction to the application of complexity theory to the social sciences, the course will be primarily focused on the domain of sociology, but we will touch upon...

CourseManagement

Management Course

It is often said that we live in an increasingly complex world, the pace of change, the degree of connectivity and the scale of operations are leading to rapidly escalating complexity in many...

CourseNetwork Theory

Network Theory Course

Network theory is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of science today with new breakthroughs coming every few years as we piece together a whole new way of looking at the world, a true...

Adaptive SystemsCourse

Adaptive Systems Course

Complex adaptive systems are all around us from financial markets to ecosystems to the human immune system and even civilization itself, they consist of many agents that are acting and reacting...

CourseEmergence Theory

Emergence Course

Emergence is one of the central concepts within systems and complexity theory as it describes a universal process of becoming or creation, a process whereby novel features and properties emerge...

CourseCritical Thinking

Critical Thinking Course

Thinking may come naturally to us but constructive reasoning certainly does not. Constructive thinking is a skill. It is certainly not true that we are naturally endowed with the ability to think...

CourseSystems Theory

Systems Theory Course

This course is an overview of the foundational concepts within system theory, in particular, it is focused on conveying what we call the systems paradigm that is the basic overarching principles...

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The VUCA Framework

The VUCA Framework The rapid growth of globalization, information technology, and a changing environmental context are all working to take us into a much more complex world. This new world is...

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Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management When we are operating within a stable and predictable environment, we can break projects down into stages and use a linear process of stepping through them stage by stage...

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Complex Projects

Complex Projects In 2009, the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced their book of the year as the publication entitled “Managing Complex Projects, A New Model” declaring it a...

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Wicked Problems

Wicked Problems With developed economies reaching the end of the process of industrialization, we have witnessed the rise of new forms of highly complex challenges that have moved to the...

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Network Organizations

Network Organizations The rise of networks and hyperconnectivity is one of the most radical and powerful forces shaping our world today. The advent of information technology and the internet has...

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Self-organization

Self-organization Self-organization is one of the major themes within complex systems and a pervasive phenomenon in our world. Complex organizations like schools of fish, ant colonies, and car...

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Collaborative Organizations

Collaborative Organizations As a recent research paper on the subject of organizational collaboration notes “Collaboration does not come naturally for most employees, particularly those...

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Open Platform Organizations

Open Platform Organizations Complex systems are fundamentally open systems. That is to say, they have such a high level of connection and exchange with their environment that we can no longer...

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Systems Dynamics

Systems Dynamics The emphasis within the systems and complexity paradigm is on local interactions and how this gives rise to emergent macro level phenomena of the state to the whole organization....

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Emergence

Emergence Our general conception of organization and the profession of management is built around the idea of a hierarchy within organizations through which control is exercised in a downward...

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Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking Complexity management is an alternative paradigm to our traditional management approach. If we are going to manage anything, we are going to have to have some representation or...

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Complexity Management

Complexity Management This is a high-level overview to the domain of complexity management, which we will be going over in more detail in following articles. We can understand complexity...

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