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Agile Management - Complexity Thinking

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How the size of networks can skyrocket The growth process of networks. Left: In the beginning, only a few elements join to form many small networks. Middle: In the intermediate phase, several mid-sized networks have been created. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Gottingen, and the University of Gottingen have mathematically described for the first time the influence of single additional links in a network. Neurons in the brain constantly establish new connections, websites link to each other and a person traveling infected with influenza creates a network of infected places with each intermediate stop. To answer these questions, the scientists from Göttingen tracked the growth of networks link by link. The situation can be compared to the social contacts established in a summer camp for children, whose participants all don’t know each other at the beginning of their vacation.

Réseau Intelligence de la complexité Naissance du Japon le 11 février 660 av. J.-C., le shintoïsme | CDPresse Actualités & articles thématiques Amaterasu Selon une vieille légende, à l’image de celle de Rome, de Romulus et de Rémus, le Japon aurait vu le jour le 11 février 660 av. J.-C. Ce descendant s’appelait Jimmu Tenno. Les autres Dieux en furent très chagrinés. Ce culte de la déesse-mère fait référence aux toutes premières sociétés dans lesquelles la femme avait un rôle très important. Le shintoïsme est la religion officielle du Japon et on ne la prend pas à la légère car même en 1867, le nouvel Empereur Meiji s’affirma descendant d’Amaterasu. The Future: An Instruction Manual Complex systems tutorial Jan Burian burianj (at) vse.cz You can find here: Basic introduction to Complex Systems Science and relevant modeling tools Many links to web resources and a list of relevant literature "Complex systems" (4IZ636), lecture on University of Economics, Prague Content Intuitive definitions of complexity Basics of (complex) systems science Self-organization and related concepts Formal definitions of complexity Very short introduction to modeling methodology Cellular automatons Complex networks Agent-based models References Intuitive Definitions of Complex Systems System is an entity in terms of parts and relations between them. Structural relations define which parts are connected together. Structurally complex system A system that can be analyzed into many components having relatively many relations among them, so that the behavior of each component can depend on the behavior of many others. Basics of (complex) systems science Remember: Interconnection of parts matters in complex systems! Feedback

Edgar Morin, Auto portrait, 1977 La loi de 1905 dans la Constitution, pour en finir avec « l’anomalie » du concordat ? La proposition de François Hollande d’inscrire la loi de 1905 de séparation des Eglises et de l’Etat dans la Constitution ne laisse pas sceptiques les seuls adversaires politiques du candidat socialiste à l’élection présidentielle. Des spécialistes de la laïcité s’interrogent également sur la faisabilité immédiate d’une telle mesure. Ainsi Philippe Portier, directeur du laboratoire Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcités (GSRL), à l’Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE) estime qu’une telle inscription dans la Constitution « sera difficile à appliquer car elle pourrait remettre en cause le concordat » qui régit les relations entre les cultes et l’Etat en Alsace et en Moselle, ainsi que le régime spécial en vigueur en Guyane. L’article 2 de la loi de 1905 prévoit en effet que « la République ne reconnait, ne salarie et ne subventionne aucun culte ». Signaler ce contenu comme inapproprié Cette entrée a été publiée dans laïcité.

Build organizations that are fit for the future For companies to survive and strive in today’s competitive environment, they will need to change quickly and successfully. Managing change is now a core competence that can no longer be considered a discretionary “nice to have”. The accelerating pace of change coupled with increasing uncertainty and complexity has pushed up this skills gap to what is now a major area of concern. Array of challenges No organization is exempt from a daunting array of challenges: In a world where exponential change is the new normal, how do you build a company that can change as fast as change itself? Tackle those mega-challenges As Gary Hamel argues in the video “Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment”, you can’t tackle those mega-challenges if you’re not willing to do three things: Resilient, inventive, inspiring and accountable Hamel paints a vivid picture of what it means to build organizations that are fundamentally fit for the future – resilient, inventive, inspiring and accountable.

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