Thinking Resources 2016-10-12T10:43:28+00:00

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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 interconnected, interdependent, nonlinear and volatile. […]

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 until completion at the […]

Complex Projects

Complex Projects

Traditional project management methods become obsolete as complexity goes up

In 2009, the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced their book of the year as the publication entitled “Managing […]

Wicked Problems

Wicked Problems

Unclean energy sources

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 […]

Network Organizations

Network Organizations

People connected through gadgets

The rise of networks and hyperconnectivity is one of the most radical and powerful forces shaping our world today. The advent of information technology […]

Self-organization

Self-organization

Flock of birds

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 […]

Collaborative Organizations

Collaborative Organizations

Tennis players in a zero-sum game

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

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 define and manage them in […]

Systems Dynamics

Systems Dynamics

Systems Dynamics is characterized by a holistic approach towards modeling of complex phenomena

The emphasis within the systems and complexity paradigm is on local interactions and how this […]