Being Human

Episode 31

#31 The Complexity Challenge - with Chris Mowles

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A talk with leading complexity researcher Professor Chris Mowles. We explore:

- 'Complex responsive processes' and how they can help us comprehend organisations
- Why understanding deep-seated fears and anxieties are so important when working with groups
- The absurdity of the Blair's government's Head of Deliverology
- How the practice of free-flowing conversation between nurses dramatically cut patient falls in the NHS
- What annoys him about "learning take-aways"
- How Systems Thinking can be so unhelpful
- Chris' critique of Dave Snowden's Cynefin complexity framework


Chris' blog:

Hertforshire Business School:

Complexity and IST Study (pre-print version):


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Being Human - #31 The Complexity Challenge - with Chris Mowles
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