Management Videos

2017-05-25T10:06:18+00:00

Our video series explores how new ideas in management combined with complexity theory to present innovative new approaches to management

What is VUCA?

2017-08-09T09:50:03+00:00

A short video introducing the acronym VUCA. VUCA is an acronym used to describe situations or environments that engender high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

The Nature of Wicked Problems

2017-04-17T16:44:55+00:00

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 forefront of social concerns.

VUCA Explained

2017-02-25T20:09:01+00:00

The common usage of the term VUCA began in the 1990s and derives from military vocabulary, where it refers to the experience of officers in operations. It tries to capture the uncertain and dynamically changing situation of a military engagement where there is a lack of information.

Complex Project Management

2017-02-23T17:47:24+00:00

A project is a temporary endeavor composed of a set of tasks that are coordinated into achieving a particular result. It is designed to execute on the organization’s strategy

Wicked Problems Explained

2017-02-23T17:28:06+00:00

The concept of a wicked problem first derives from social planning and political science. Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber formally described the concept of wicked problems back in the 1970s, contrasting it with relatively "tame,” solvable problems.

Self-Organizing Teams

2017-02-19T22:39:17+00:00

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 traffic manage to organize themselves into emergent patterns without any form of global coordination. In this video, we will look at how self-organization applies to organization design and business management.

Collaborative Organizations

2017-02-19T22:32:12+00:00

In this video, we look at how creating collaborative organizations requires connecting people and aligning their incentives and interests with the whole organization. We talk about how through systems thinking we can try to identify integrative solutions that turn zero-sum either-or dynamics into positive-sum situations.

Platform Organizations

2017-02-19T22:22:23+00:00

Here we look at open platform organizations, where a platform organization is an organization that supports the interaction or exchange between two or more other parties.