Transformative Problem-Solving

Organisational transformation is not so much about working within the existing rules as it may be about reconfiguring and extending the underlying axioms and rules of organisational structure, information and energy flow such as to generate new rules and new possibilities of organisational structure and system.

Problem-solving Tools

A method for creative problem-solving in which the focus is to some extent removed from the problem under analysis. Displacing the conceptual toolset to intuitively selected texts, papers and articles as a heuristic practice...

Locked

I find myself questioning many of the assumptions that the global paradigms of organisational hierarchy and bureaucratic dysfunction are founded upon. Those same hierarchies and floundering, listless corporations and nations are constitutive of a very specific, very closed world-view. This world-view is one which privileges and selects for those opinions and minds which are either…

Constructive Criticism

There is a certain measure of parochial denialism in regards to the appropriateness and effectiveness of our current global administrations, organisations and bureaucracies...

Innovation

If innovation is in essence "useful creativity", and creativity itself is perhaps at least partially defined as unguided, reflective practice - the best we can do is to massage the ambiguities and uncertainties into general directions...

Complexity, Chaos, Creativity and Open Systems

The natural world around us is creative, complex, chaotic, dynamic and fundamentally self-organising. Any response to the world which hopes to successfully manage human beings and our many little worlds into anything resembling a sane organisational structure requires us to whole-heartedly embrace this complexity and chaos. Repetition and rote-learned, blindly regurgitative behaviours lead largely to…