Factors Of An Non Linear Interconnecting Systems

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Complexity is the set of theories and mathematical models concerned with making sense of non-linear interconnecting systems. It has always been a part of our environment and provides a useful and practical framework for understanding and improving organisational life.
Complexity depends mainly on three factors:
1. External factors like global financial crisis, foreign exchange rates, political decisions, customer buying behaviour, research and development, technology, natural disasters.
2. Internal factors like language, organisation structure and culture, effectiveness of governance, top management support, outdated schools of thought, outsourcing, resistance to change, disagreements making decisions.
3. Soft factors like beliefs of people and their comfort zone.
Ways to reduce complexity
• Stable work portfolio means less reshuffling of employees within an organisation.
• Respect for all cultures and give equality to all genders.
• Clear forecasting of mission objectives which reduces inefficiency in supply chain and product development.
• Managing people effectively and tactically and giving them proper training.
Organising Principles
• Self-organisation: Businesses each organize ways of getting things done.
• Dynamism: Businesses have the capacity to change and modify actions/ways of getting things done.
• Emergence: The developmental changes to the business are not always predictable and evolve out of the self organizing and dynamic behaviors of all involved.…
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