On the Complexity of Change

If you are interested in reading more systematically about our thinking on the Complexity of Change, the individual blog posts have been put in a more meaningful order below. The headings used in this Table of Contents are more keyword-based; they are not necessarily identical to the titles of the same blog posts. Not all sections are blog posts yet; not all ideas and facets have an entry in this Table of Contents yet.

I…….

Change … and what now?

II…….

Problem-solving and the Cynefin framework

II.1…….

Simple and linear problems

II.2…….

Complex problems

II.3…….

Chaotic problems

II.3.i…….Example: The chaos of COVID-19 in April 2020
III…….

Complex adaptive systems

III.1…….

Sensitivity to initial conditions

III.1.i…….Example: Initial conditions, growth conditions, inducing change – the Panta Rhei blog in 2020
III.2…….

Nonlinear trajectories

III.2.i…….Example: Disproportionate change: COVID-19 in March 2020
III.2.ii…….Example: Time is nonlinear
III.3…….

Attractors and Repellors

III.4…….

Probablility of end states

IV…….

Understanding a complex adaptive system

IV.1…….

Narrative approaches

IV.1.i…….Example: Online and off-line under COVID-19 in March 2020

Last updated March 31, 2021

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