Practice Complexity Thinking in Real-World Systems
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.
Engaging complexity at Plexus Institute emerges from the diverse Network conversations, collaborations and member driven activities that explore and apply complexity thinking to challenges and opportunities in complex organizational systems. Plexus members both share expertise and seek collaborative input for ideas, challenges and early stage projects.
Plexus has a track record of successfully designing, developing, piloting and launching new models, practices, applications, tools and programs that build on expertise in applying principles of complexity to everyday work environments. The understanding and influence of Complexity Thinking continues to evolve globally through Network members and Partners.
Editors Selection From the Archives
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.
Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance by Arvind Singhal PhD, Prucia Buscell, Curt Lindberg DMan
Positive Deviance and Hospital Acquired Infection (ppt) – Curt Lindberg, 2009
STEP: The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (pdf) Long Beach Unified School District
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.
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.