Case Studies, Catalyzing Stories, Research & Articles

Plexus is known for it’s unique approach to understanding, thinking about and working in complex adaptive human systems. The Applied Complexity Library of Plexus papers, research, case studies and stories offer insights, examples and thoughtful reflections on the theory, understanding and practical application of complexity in organizations and larger systems. In addition to continuing to offer a curated library of published material from our archives, an active working group of authors, editors and institutional collaborators are creating new published material and critical discussions to continue to share Network research, tools and practices based on complexity science.

Work with Adaptive Positive Deviance


Eliminating MRSA Infections Plexus MRSA Bundle: The HOW of Staff Engagement and Culture Change (ppt) or smaller pdf with notes.

Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance by Arvind Singhal PhD, Prucia Buscell, Curt Lindberg DMan

The MRSA Reduction blog – An Indiana Transforming Healthcare Research Initiative blog

RWJF Final report Plexus PD MRSA Project (pdf) – Curt Lindberg, Jon Lloyd, and Prucia Buscell, 2008

Positive Deviance and Hospital Acquired Infection (ppt) – Curt Lindberg, 2009

PD Informed Prevention: Hospital El Tunal, Bogota (pdf) – Curt Lindberg and Carlos Urrea, 2009

MRSA Issue of Emerging (pdf) – Prucia Buscell, 2006

More We Than Me: New Collaboration at Einstein Med (pdf) – Prucia Buscell, 2008

Learning to See and Stop MRSA at Billings Clinic (pdf) – Arvind Singhal and Prucia Buscell, 2009

STEP: The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (pdf) Long Beach Unified School District

Plexus Institute received a $2.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a three year project in California’s Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to discover, develop and promote methods that help K-12 educators continually improve so that their students achieve better outcomes. This case  reports the successes and challenges of the first year of the project from the perspective of teachers, administrators and district staff.

Catalyzing Stories

Plexus Institute’s  long history of publishing case studies, research, catalyzing stories and articles that explore complexity in practice continues with the Catalyzing Stories Project, an active Network group focused on sharing personal narratives that explore experiences, reflections and learning in complex environments.