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Organizational Complexity

Dynamic Complexity • Social Complexity • Emerging Complexity • The Manager’s Job • From Product to Process to Source • Leading with a Blank Canvas • The Co-Evolving Context of Organizations • The Institutional Blind Spot

Dynamic Complexity

Leaders in all organizations and institutions face new levels of complexity and change. I decided to take a closer look at where that complexity originates. Inspired by the work of Senge and Roth and their distinction between dynamic and behavioral complexity, I found three different types of complexity that impact the challenges that leaders have to deal with: dynamic, social, ...

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