COMPLEXITY THINKING WORKS IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS

Whether you are interested in better understanding how to think about and apply principles of complexity
in your work or you have a project that would benefit from seeking different perspectives and approaches.
Plexus Institute has the community, resources and programs to help you.

Sharing relevant knowledge and insights, from formal and informal conversations to the publication of research, papers and stories focused on applied principles of complexity across the professional, scientific and academic fields, encourages learning about complexity.

At Plexus Institute engaging with complexity often begins with inquiry and conversation.  Our current and archived conversations, podcasts,  content  and activities link “real life” experiences to the understanding, advancement and diffusion of ideas and practices rooted in the principles of complexity.

INSPIRED BY EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

Plexus has a track record of setting the conditions to foster new ideas, connections and experiments that build on diverse perspectives in applying principles of complexity to everyday work environments. Complexity Thinking continues to successfully globally through Network members and Partners, who find opportunities to design and pilot new concepts, models, applications, tools and programs.

CURRENT POSTS

CURRENT PODCASTS

Catalyzing Conversations Podcast

Catalyzing Conversations

CURRENT EPISODES

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ComPlexus Podcast

Nursing Science & Complexity Podcast

Nursing Science & Complexity

CURRENT EPISODES

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CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Editors Selection From the Archives

COMPLEXITY THINKING

ADAPTIVE POSITIVE DEVIANCE

Adaptive Positive Deviance (APD) focuses on enabling communities and organizations to discover their collective wisdom through inquiry, small experiments and actions for change.  APD is led by the people in the community who are most directly influenced by existing challenges and emerging opportunities.

LIBERATING STRUCTURES

Liberating Structures was incubated at Plexus Institute as a tool set of powerful and adaptive “mini-processes” for group  engagements. For easy reference to the list of Liberating Structures, download the app at Apple App Store or Google Play by searching for Liberating Structures.

Liberating_Structures, Lisa Kimball

The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple rules to unleash a culture of innovation, Lipmanowicz, H., & McCandless, K. (2014).

Practicing Liberating Structures in Healthcare   Cabin Creek Health Systems- a group of community health centers in rural West Virginia partnered with Plexus to modify organizational practices. More projects have been sustained and the staff has been happier and more productive.