Navigating Straight to High-Impact Solutions 

In Complex and Constantly Changing Environments | For Businesses and SDGs

Innovation, Ideas, Goals, Performance, Success, SDG-impact

On the one hand, pressing business needs 

On the other hand, a crippling bureaucracy, high project failure rates and declining competitiveness

On the one hand, urgently needed innovations to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On the other hand, painfully slow progress through seemingly insurmountable obstacles

Then came Corona: A Complication and a New Possibility!

Through Corona, Mother Nature has provided us a glimpse of what is going to happen if we continue to ignore her ground rules. Even before Corona the damage was huge already.

Corona; Phenomena, SDGs

 With climate change, growing hate and the like, the question has become this: Are we really going to continue ignoring the ground rules until Mother Nature’s takes over and makes the decisions for us?

Amazingly, Mother Nature also showed us a way out!

All of a sudden, phenomena were at the center of decision making. This way, Mother Nature showed us some of her ground rules. As these ground rules and their practices were known, they could be applied right away. 

In countries like Germany and the Netherlands, lost trust was re-established in no time.

The virus came under control.

The same phenomena occurred and continue to occur in organizations, at system levels and, with complex matters, in science as well. Yet, they were overlooked or neglected. The exponential growth has happened. Attempts to restore lost trust had to fail.

Consequences became bureaucracy, productive people losing their jobs, BREXIT and facts not seen as facts anymore. The further consequences became seemingly insurmountable obstacles for innovative solutions, such as those trying to solve bureaucracy, hate, climate change and the like.

We can still apply phenomena practices to get this problem solved!

A Way Out

Innovation, Ideas, Goals, Performance, Success, SDG-impact

Pressing business needs

Urgent global needs 

“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 lost practices like:

Applying phenomena knowledge

Using common sense

Identifying hidden root causes of highest damage

Listening to lessons learned and results seen in the field

A few guidelines enabling us to navigate straight to the high-impact solutions in today's world

1.

Prevent communications, decisions and projects telling target audiences “something is not right here!” 

Symptoms are treated

Their root causes remain unsolved (White Paper).

Phenomena occur,

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. 

2.

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. 

 

Corona, Phenomena, Exponential Growth, Tipping Point, Capacity Bottlenecks

Practices Einstein, Newton and Darwin would apply are complementary practices.

 

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.  

3.

Bridge the gap between the groups involved: by co-creation

Those suffering – experts by experience – experts by education – decision makers and their advisors

4.

Integrate the guidelines above into the daily decision making 

This enabling agile yet reliable decision making at all levels.

Free access to fresh insights

What would Einstein, Newton and Darwin do? 

A high-speed innovation track for high-impact innovations

How we can make root cause treatment work again

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