Class 04 - Complex Adaptive Systems Theory (CAS)

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Leadership st yl e Class 4 – September 6, 2011 Complex Adaptive Systems MIS 302F Introduction to Information
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Goals for Today Examine kinds of leadership that thrive or dive in a complex world What are Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and how does it apply to business/IT? What can we learn from CAS?
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Street Smart Crows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPGknpq3e0
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Prepare Your Organization to Fight Fires - Karl Weick Smoke jumpers dropped into “easy- to-control” fire Fire danger high Radio smashed Fire exploded Men raced for their lives
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Making Sense of Disaster: What Happened at Mann Gulch? Fire fighters Didn’t see danger Didn’t know each other Lacked trust Strung out in a line Not communicating Saw fire differently Had to make identity-level change to stay safe
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“Drop Your Tools!” Identity Challenge at Mann Gulch They faced the basic, frightening feeling that their roles as firefighters [and their strategies] no longer worked.”
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Fighting Fires in Corporate America When critical problems arise and the world changes, companies must change too
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WGAD Many organizations are shaped like this team 9 years in workplace and 88% of people started after me If you can’t adapt then you can’t survive You cant always rely on leadership Belief that you will always win and never fail is wrong
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Complex Adaptive Systems Theory (CAS) Characteristics Using CAS theory to frame business thinking and problem solving
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Some Ideas about Complex Adaptive System (CAS) …a collection of diverse elements (agents) capable of learning that co- evolve and are capable of spontaneous self-organization. Each element in a system is a system itself, and every system is an element of a larger system. We could describe systems thinking as the study of how elements in the system interact, learn,
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A Systems Tale: Economist Edward Castronova Hit bottom with state school job Began playing 2001 with new mental model Noticed bustling trade in EQ goods Found some players wanted to “buy-in” Discovered EQ auctions on eBay
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Castronova Publishes Online Surveyed 1,500 players Analyzed 600+ auctions
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