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Leadership ROBUST ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES CLASS #3 Intro to IT Management White
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Netfix and SelF-Organization Netflix lets its staff take as much holiday as they want, whenever they want – and it works. But eventually some employees recognized that this arrangement was at odds with how they really did their jobs. After all, they were responding to emails on weekends, solving problems online at home at night. And every so often, they would take off an afternoon to ferry a child to the pediatrician or to check in on an aging parent. "We should focus on what people get done, not how many hours or days worked. Just as we don't have a 9-5 day policy, we don't need a vacation policy." Daniel H. Pink Telegraph, UK http://scottschnaars.com/2009/08/05/a-must-read-for-managers-netflix-freedom-responsibility-culture
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Summary List of CAS Characteristics Contain large number of elements No one element understands entire system Have rich interaction Operate in an open system, one of many AFected by positive and negative feedback loops Operate far from equilibrium Any agent can in±uence and be in±uenced by other agents Demonstrate emergent behavior Are unknowable and unpredictable Self-organize into patterns Can experience big change from small causes Co-evolve with environment in nonlinear ways Operate best at the Edge of Chaos All systems are a function of their history
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Why Complex Adaptive Systems Theory (CAS) in MIS 301? Why discuss complex adaptive systems in “Introduction to IT Management” class? Theory - In science, a proposed description, explanation, or model of the manner of interaction of a set of natural phenomena, capable of predicting future occurrences or observations of the same kind, and capable of being tested through experiment or otherwise falsiFed through empirical observation.
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