Applied Complexity

Plexus Network Catalysts, Members and Partners are working together to develop and launch projects that change the status quo. 

Accepting the implications of complexity in human systems means giving up the comfort of defined outcomes for the groups we work with. Plexus Institute links “real life” experiences to the understanding, advancement and diffusion of ideas and practices rooted in the principles of complexity. We begin with a different perspective.

Change is the only constant
Our actions and choices make a difference in the short and long term
Our individual welfare is dependent on the welfare of others in the system
The purpose of answers to our questions is to generate better questions

Plexus Project Initiatives are organized around the emerging ideas, collaborations and member driven activities that explore and apply complexity thinking to challenges and opportunities in complex systems.

Applications & Practices

Plexus has a track record of successfully designing, developing and launching a number of applications & programs that continue to evolve through practice by Network members and Partners.

Awarefulness Project

Catalysts Amanda Lyons, Barb Siegel and Denise Easton have developed a learning and practice program that integrates Complexity Thinking, Embodied Communication and Adaptive Practice.

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Adaptive Positive Deviance

Adaptive Positive Deviance is an approach to social change that enables communities and organizations to discover the wisdom they already have, and then to act on it.

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Adaptive Vision Project

A collaborative project that captures the case examples and stories to expand the body of knowledge of adaptive vision through complexity thinking and theory practices.

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Commons Project

“The Commons” is where 21st-century health and environmental challenges can be collectively evaluated and addressed through a technology driven platform that invites an interdisciplinary and experimental practice free of constraints inherent in traditional disciplines and professions.

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Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn, adaptable methods for engagement. These powerful “mini-processes” quickly engage groups of people of any size to radically change how they interact, address issues, solve problems, develop opportunities. and work together.

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Complex Change

Complex Change Management for leaders and teams are highly interactive and experiential programs incorporating new adaptive strategies for change and growth.

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