Mastering complexity: Uncomplicated!
A special qohubs cycle designed by the complexity researcher Stephanie Borgert
The bestselling workbook* "Uncomplicated!" can now be effortlessly applied to your team's actual work situation.
In this specially designed qohubs cycle, consisting of five 90-minute sessions, you are reflecting on, practicing, and getting a common understanding of your specific organizational context for meaningful work and better decision-making in complexity.
And as a learning support,
there is a book to go with it.
Complex thinking and acting in Agile companies
In companies, many things are being questioned. This applies to organizational structures as well as to leadership. Lots of approaches and models have become popular or are already disappearing. The search for purpose is just as much on everyone's lips as agility, lean, Spotify, or distributed leadership.
This arouses curiosity, ideas, and needs, which just as often threaten to shatter the lived reality between "old" and "new." Unfortunately, transformation (i.e., organizational development) and "introducing a method" are confused at this point. And there still needs to be a greater understanding of organizations as social systems.
Observe, discuss and gain a common understanding
The learning cycle, "Uncomplicated!", illuminates the necessary basics and brings relevant topics and aspects into your communication.
1. Less superficial symptom treatment, more effective problem solving 2. Less fast, undifferentiated communication, more understanding and trust-based collaboration 3. Less reaction to "whatever happens," more complexity-oriented design 4. Less hasty evaluations, more intensive observation
What it's about
The participants will intensively and fundamentally deal with systemic thinking, change perspectives, and expand solution spaces. They will work out distinctions between problem, symptom, diagnosis, and solution, as well as very concrete aspects of networked dynamic cooperation. While reflecting on team or organizational behaviour patterns and if needed, agreeing on new "arrangements for collaboration", the participants develop their skills and become genuine complex experts.
Sneak preview in the Cycle Content
Understand the team / the organization as a social system
Recognize fundamental system dynamics and intervene appropriately
Solve problems and tasks according to their complexity
How and where can we exert influence? Integrate the levels of complex thinking
Dynamics in cooperation - of groupthink, power, and cooperation
Self-organization – getting to know and understanding
Do's and dont's when dealing with complexity
How it works?
qohubs "Uncomplicated!" helps your people embrace Complexity and Systemic Thinking company-wide through five 90-minute sprints.The smallest learning unit lasts 90 minutes. During those ninety minutes, a group of four to six people goes into a conversation stimulated by content and various interactions. Without facilitation. In this way, the group session becomes a center of activity - or a space where change occurs on the individual, group, and organizational level. At qohubs, an unlimited number of groups can participate simultaneously.
About the Author
Stephanie Borgert is a complexity researcher and bestselling author. She stays curious about how to organize work in a way that it is appropriate to the world that we created - turbulent, highly interconnected, complex. So she views organizations as systems and that relates to her motto: There's always something happening. Some of her bestselling books are:
The Complexity Trap
Resilience in Project Management
Holistic Project Management
For more informations have a look at her website: www.stephanieborgert.de