Plexus Institute has always shared posts and newsletters focused on compelling complexity news and insights, a significant new book or article, an important development in science, new thinking and practices from members of the global Plexus community, or simply something intriguing that highlights why Complexity Matters in our daily lives.
Ten years ago Plexus Institute published a groundbreaking book on the highly complex profession of nursing, On the Edge: Nursing in the Age of Complexity. This book presented the first comprehensive examination of topical nursing issues from a Complexity Science perspective. Complexity Science [...]
A Generative “Dialogue” leads to discovery of new ideas, behaviors, practices and unanticipated sources of value that could not have been predicted in advance. A generative process can nurture and guide the birth of new ways of thinking and doing. Generative Dialogue [...]
How we act when confronted with significant disruption - fear, anger, loss and grief -- influences the long term health and resilience of both individuals and groups. Consider how responding with compassion leads to new patterns of actions and reactions in the [...]
We are standing at the crossroads in a VUCA world - an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Ambiguity and confusion can be stressful, but social psychologists say a pressing need for certitude can lead to all sorts of [...]
Harvester Ants Increase Knowledge about Networked Systems Deborah Gordon, a Stanford biology professor who has studied ants for 20 years, found something extraordinarily sophisticated about the way harvester ants forage for food. She discovered that the ant colonies regulate their foraging activities [...]