Our Work

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. A core mission of Plexus is to support projects that address how complex systems work and influence our human activities.

  • We are evaluating what is the same and different from when Plexus was founded to today for how we think about and practice complexity thinking.
  • We are researching what is emerging in the science and fields of complexity and aligning it with where we add value.
  • We are translating the language of complexity each and every day for new audiences.
  • We are providing a platform for Network conversations and encouraging the ideas that are self-organizing into projects.
  • We are teaching complexity thinking.
  • We are helping clients.

Plexus Catalysts understand how to work with their colleagues and clients to integrate complexity thinking for evaluation, analysis, decision making and change.

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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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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Applications & Practices

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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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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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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