THIS CHAPTER FOCUSES ON complex organizational systems, one of the three foundation blocks for our examination of improving performance in today's complex systems. We discuss the groups and entities that make up the range of systems in which we function and why it is important for us—and our clients—to view them as interactive systems. We look at what constitutes moderately or highly complex systems, consider examples of each of these, and discuss the value of developing visual for of the systems. The major topics for this chapter are
Living and working in complex systems
Moderately complex systems
Highly complex systems
Diagramming the system
As we begin to address the ...