Workshop: Normal Chaos: a catalytic framework for theorizing crisis

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2017 on 16 June 2017 at University of Lisbon – Faculdade de Psicologia.

In our quest for failure free operations, we try to learn from our mistakes. Therefore we hold inquiries, make diagnoses about how and why an event occurred, and we offer recommendations for improvement. This mostly results in more rules and regulations. However, in a very unstable environment, facing high levels of complexity, people do not hold on to regulations, they rather improvise based on prior experiences and trainings. Continue reading

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Workshop: What might we do differently in a world where uncertainty and non-predictability are ever present and chaos is normal?

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Our world is a complex interactive process that is full of uncertainty and is often quite unpredictable. Our management systems are however based on predictability and certainty. If we accept that predictability and certainty are false gods, how else might we approach the task of management. If we accept uncertainty and non-predictability are ever present (where chaos is normal), what might we do differently?

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