John Warfield and Aleco Christakis developed the field of Interactive Management in the US in the 1980s, and Christakis subsequently evolved it into the methodology Structured Dialogic Design. In its various forms (and under different names) it has been widely applied across the globe in enabling groups to tackle wicked problems and complex challenges, but is not well known in the UK. This presentation will outline the methodology, it’s provenanc... Read more
This presentation will outline the STREAMS ideas and Philosophy. STREAMS is a set of ideas about how to build and manage an Enterprise based on a common, rigorous STREAMS Philosophy. It leads to methodologies, methods and techniques for building, managing, evolving and innovating Enterprises that can be applied in practice but, like an Engineering approach, its methods are grounded in rigorous research and understanding. Common to the three mai... Read more
As companies increasingly need to collaborate to deliver large projects, and as the world of work gets evermore complex with short-term contracts and the ‘gig economy’, it is getting harder to structure organisations that are fit for purpose and adaptive to changing needs. In this session Alexandra will share with us her experience and some of the ideas and tools she has developed to work systemically in organisation design and think about questi... Read more
The Confrontation Analysis Handbook: How to Resolve Confrontations by Eliminating Dilemmas Innovations in Wargaming Volume 3
RRP: £14.95 Paperback: 92 pages Publisher: lulu.com (26 Mar 2018) ISBN: 0244913870 Confrontation Analysis, also called dilemma analysis or drama theory, was originally devised by Professor Nigel Howard in 1997 as a way of modelling crises. Although used by UK General Rupert Smith in his 2006 book The Utility of Force, the method fell into obscurity. After 10 years work in the defence sector, the method has been developed into a tool to mode... Read more
RRP: £19.82 ISBN-10 : 3869804092 Publisher : BusinessVillage GmbH (19 Mar. 2018) Language : German In Zeiten zunehmender Dynamik erkennen immer mehr Unternehmen, dass das tayloristische „Command & Control“ nicht mehr funktioniert. Auch die Reduktion auf Teal Organisations oder Holokratie und andere Kochrezepte bringen keineswegs die erhofften Erfolge. Wir müssen erkennen, dass wir in komplexen Systemen agieren, nicht alles wissen u... Read more
Many organisations are choosing the outsourcing model for the provision and support of their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services. It is widely believed that this offers the best solution to getting value for money as well as access to the latest technology and approaches. When it works, this is indeed the case, and the large businesses that provide outsource services certainly have the capacity and capability to provide this.... Read more
The term "edge" is more and more part of our daily language. Situations can feel "edgy" or you might declare yourself to be on the "edge of a breakthrough" (or breakdown...) Understanding Edge Theory provides us with a simple framework to work effectively with the complexities of change. This model helps teams and organisational systems to understand: WHERE they are in relation to the change, WHAT dynamics are present that may help or hinder the... Read more
Between each of the VSM constituent systems there are feedback loops. An explanation of the nature of the kinds of processing that each feedback loop may require to support the principle of “Clear Line of Sight” on a coherent basis such that the impact of inferential distance can be reduced and at the same time detect anomalies associated with “Inversion of Control” and their impact.
Stephen will talk about the latest developments in building and using his dynamic computer based viable system model for planning and delivering change in BT.