Applied Complexity Library: Case Studies, Catalyzing Stories, Research & Articles

Plexus Institute and network members have a long history of publishing case studies, research, catalyzing stories and articles that explore complexity in practice. The Applied Complexity Library is the repository for curated resources from our archives and emerging work from the Plexus Network.

Applied Complexity LIbrary: Featured Case

During the 2013-2014 school year, Plexus Institute worked in two middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District, as part of 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 . STEP: The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (pdf)

Healthcare

APD & MRSA

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

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 .STEP: The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (pdf)

During the 2013-2014 school year, Plexus Institute worked in two middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. STEP: The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project, reports the successes and challenges of the first year of the project from the perspective of teachers, administrators and district staff.

Education

Models & Tools

Social Innovation

Working in Systems & Organizations

Understanding Complexity