Tagged: complexity

Design Thinking and the Learning & Development function 1

Design Thinking and the Learning & Development function

There is a wide-spread sense that learning and development functions have not responded at all well to changes in organisations, the work place and the wider environment. As Charles Jennings has identified here, these...

A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness? 1

A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness?

Earlier this week, I went to a CIPD Knowledge into Practice Seminar and launch of the CIPD book, People & Organisational Development: a new agenda for organisational effectiveness. The authors argued that the dominant...

Managing Complexity: Train Your Brain -link 0

Managing Complexity: Train Your Brain -link

svprojectmanagement have this article on complexity thinking in projects. The article reflects some of the key questions I come back to about projects and organisations in general, especially the question on a “school of...

Complex projects – exploring and learning 0

Complex projects – exploring and learning

Back on to the theme of exploration in project management, I came across an article from Ralph Stacey on strategy as order emerging from chaos – I think its a fairly old article from...

Project management & complexity – link 0

Project management & complexity – link

Cognitive Edge edit / delete now this should be an interesting study to keep track on to project management sense-making complexity …

its a wiggly world! 0

its a wiggly world!

A good post here on the “messy and chaotic” actual world of real organisational life. The emphasis on personal networks that work across and between the formal organisation structures – people both subvert the...

A Learning-based view of Project Management 1

A Learning-based view of Project Management

In an increasingly complex and changeable/ chaotic environment I find that in many instances traditional control based project management approaches don’t work or don’t add value. Take Prince 2, for example, the clue is...