Translating Systems Ideas to Other Fields
Online presentation and discussion 17 June 2021 more details at ANZSYS Events
In this presentation, Bob Williams will describe a team has adapted systems concepts to the evaluation field. The process included identifying tacit systems concepts and re-framing them to be more accessible to evaluators.
Paradigm shifts and blind spots
Online presentation and discussion 3 June 2021 more details at ANZSYS Events
Bob's presentation will explore the massive but slow paradigm shift currently under way. From a complexity standpoint, Bob will examine why very successful new-paradigm organisations are almost never imitated, even by their direct competitors.
Think Like a System Act Like an Entrepreneur
Online presentation and discussion 25 March 2021 more details at ANZSYS Events
Dr Lewe Atkinson
How entrepreneurs can use data science to test the value of their idea because its not always good enough to enter a new market with a “better product” and the world is “getting flatter” (maintaining competitive advantage via asynchrony of market information is no longer sustainable) so that’s why mining data the new way to unearth the nuggets.
Circulist and Systems and Sustainability
Online presentation and discussion 20 May 2021 more details at ANZSYS Events
Nick 's presentation will focus on 'Circulist and Systems and Sustainability' about re-imagining the business of manufacturing in a new built world ecosystem.
New forms of education, economics democracy and governance : reframing economics, accounting and accountability
Online presentation and discussion 8 April 2021 more details at ANZSYS Events
The presenters propose an alternative cyclical economy based on eco-villages supporting urban hubs to re-generate rural-urban balance based on eco-facturing, to use Gunter Pauli’s concept. The development of eco-facturing
Towards a critical operations management?
Dr. Jeff Foote
Online presentation and discussion 22 April 2021 9pm Orago NZ (7pm Sydney) - more details at ANZSYS Events
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Contemporary operations management theories are premised on a mechanistic view of the world. Although operations are socio-technical, a 'hard' systems perspective and concern for efficiency dominate scholarship. The role that values, interests and power-relations play in governing operational performance is seldom acknowledged but necessary
Systems Thinking for Tackling Wicked Problems
System boundaries and Surprise Attacks
Online presentation and discussion 6 May 2021 more details at ANZSYS Events
Professor Dr Bill Hutchinson
Investigating the problem of surprise attack using a systemic approach gave unusual insights including:
- Boundary development is by its nature something that restricts reality and actually forms its own. Reification is a great danger to the solution to the problem at hand.
- Boundaries are defined by power and influence and tend to be self-limiting.
A Compendium of Managing Complex Systems
This picture is used by a Complexity advocate to conjecture that complex systems cannot be managed. This is not correct, as many of the claims made by self-proclaimed complexity experts. I've seen this scene of flocking birds first hand. It is mesmerizing to watch.Turns out these birds can be modeled with Boids, Flock Simulation of Birds, The Convergence of Bird Flocking, Flocking algorithm for autonomous flying robots, and numerous others.