Let me just throw you out there and start by asking whether you have ever thought about where you source the knowledge that sows the seed for your next ideas, or get inspiration for your next solution. Few of us ever think about this, we just do what we’ve been taught and created the habit of doing.
When we have a challenge at hand or when we’ve spotted an opportunity, we have a tendency to look for solutions from sources within the same context as the challenge – sources that seem relevant. We look in magazines or journals in the same field as the challenge: If the challenge is “leadership”, we’re reading journals from A.P.A. or HBR. If we work with …
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Why does it have to be so complicated?
It seems like the default responses to new challenges in society and organizations are almost always new rules and regulations, more divisions and subdivision and more managers, thereby – in reality – multiplying the very problems they are set out to solve.
But why is it that often end up with complicated solutions to complex problems?
As this video brilliantly explains, the definition of something complicated is many, small parts with different purposes in a larger machinery. Without the individual part or if something break down, the machine or system stops functioning as intended.
The complex, on the contrary, consists of many similar parts which interaction with each other creates a larger system. In the complex, …
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