Navigating Straight to High-Impact Solutions
In Complex and Dynamic Environments
Business Challenges | Sustainability Challenges
On the one hand, pressing business needs
On the other hand, a crippling bureaucracy, high project failure rates and declining competitiveness
Then came Corona: A Complication and a New Possibility!
Through Corona, Mother Nature has shown us what is going to happen if we continue to ignore her ground rules.
Mother Nature has also shown us a way out
The same phenomena occurred and continue to occur in organizations, at system levels and in science. That is without this being recognized (= changeable root cause). The exponential growth has happened. The solution possibility from applying phenomena knowledge is huge.
Today, it is possible to eliminate the unnecessary bureaucracy and complexity at their root cause. Productive people do not have to be laid off to finance the unproductive costs. Urgently needed innovations can get through the system again.
A Way Out
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” (Albert Einstein)
But how do we know what works well in today’s complex and constantly changing world?
From re-discoving practices like:
Listening to lessons learned and how exceptional results were achieved
Learning to recognize phenomena and the practices they provide
Hidden root causes of highest damage for the wider level telling where to intervene
A few guidelines
A few guidelines enabling us to navigate straight to the high-impact solutions in today's world
Prevent phrases, actions, decisions and projects telling target audiences “something is not right here!”
Symptoms are treated.
but they are overlooked or neglected.
We look up to Einstein, Newton and Darwin, their out-of-the-box thinking and the simple rules they identified this way.
Even when out-of-the-box innovations are called for, they must still be processed and implemented with in-the-box practices.
See also the Einstein quote above
Complex matters are split into supposedly manageable parts.
Nobody feels responsible for the root causes located outside these parts.
Nobody feels responsible for ensuring the whole works.
Definitions, numbers, and linear processes are required for making decisions.
In complex environments, countless situations cannot be defined nor expressed through numbers or linear processes.
With the requirement at the left, critical information is overlooked or neglected. Making the wrong decisions has become a structural matter.
Apply practices having shown their value in the field
Solving the most damaging root causes in the wider environment first.
Phenomena are recognized. Their practices are applied.
When the challenge is complex: integral solutions
Is there another solution providing a better value at a fraction of the costs and risks?
Applying the enhanced Goal Oriented Project Planning (eGOPP) method
Using Patterns, information, experiences, and natural process flows where definitions, numbers, and linear processes (must) fail.
Bridge the gap between the groups involved: by co-creation
Those suffering – experts by experience – experts by education – decision makers and their advisors
Integrate the guidelines above into the daily decision making
This enabling agile yet reliable decision making at all levels.