Encountering, Harnessing, and Navigating Complexity

by Panos Chatzipanos

Nature has established patterns originating in the return of events, but only for the most part.

Leibniz in a letter to Bernoulli, 1703 A.D.

Managing an organization today is very different than it was a few decades ago. A fundamental difference is the level of complexity management that must be handled successfully. Complexity has always existed. People, groups, organizations, and societies during their lifetimes invariably had to deal with the ambiguous and the unexpected. New technologies, instant communications, fragmented supply chains, scarcer resources, and globalization ...

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