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Robustness: Anticipatory and Adaptive Human Systems (Exploring Organizational Complexity)
We live our lives in spatio-temporal contexts, whether we are at work or at home. Yet, we hold on to the classical idea of fixed, permanent and acontextual truth. ROBUSTNESS argues that people are aware of and use a variety of spatio-temporal contexts to create specific contextual approaches that produce richer knowledge. Robustness binds together some of...
We live our lives in spatio-temporal contexts, whether we are at work or at home. Yet, we hold on to the classical idea of fixed, permanent and acontextual truth. ROBUSTNESS argues that people are aware of and use a variety of spatio-temporal contexts to create specific contextual approaches that produce richer knowledge. Robustness binds together some of these approaches into a coherent theory that connects terms, concepts, theories and the actions of leaders. It does this with reference to real-life projects that have benefited from the use of appropriate spatio-temporal contexts. ROBUSTNESS changes the way we comprehend the emergence of futures, whether we talk about our responses to climate change, the movement from government-centric approaches to citizen-centric ones or the democratization of innovation, which will provide a voice for the millions of innovators outside major corporations. When our thinking becomes richer, our action becomes more robust, more anticipatory and adaptive. Future leadership will be more effective and have a greater impact because it will take the long-term view and increase our awareness of what is possible.
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