Navigating to high-impact solutions in complex and constantly changing environments

Through Corona, Mother Nature has provided us a glimpse of what is going to happen if we continue to ignore her rules in complex environments.

The damage is huge already. Are we really going to wait until Mother Nature takes over and makes the decisions for us?

Amazingly, she also showed us a way out!

With phenomena at the center of decision making, Mother Nature showed us some of her fundamental rules and phenomena practices being applied. In countries like German and the Netherlands, the virus came under control.

The same phenomena occurred and continue to occur in organizations, at system level and even in science. Yet, they were overlooked or neglected. The exponential growth has happened. 

Consequences are bureaucracy, productive people losing their jobs, BREXIT, facts not seen as facts anymore and this creating painfully slow progress on matters such as bureaucracy reduction, hate and climate change.

We can still apply phenomena practices to make the difference

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 and common sense.

From truly 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

Root causes of symptoms remain unsolved (White Paper).

Phenomena occur,

but they are neglected.

Partial solutions are implemented.

Nobody feels responsible to ensure the whole of a problem is solved.

Definitions, numbers, and linear processes being required for making decisions. 

In complex environments, countless situations cannot be defined nor expressed through numbers or linear processes.

2.

Apply practices having shown their value in the field

Solving the most damaging root causes in the wider environment.

Recognizing phenomena and applying the practices they provide.

 

Integral solutions, via …

 

Is there another solution providing a better value against 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.