Does anyone know what the cutting edge thinking is on how to assess organizational culture and effectiveness, using the systems/complexity toolkit?
Most of what O/D consultants sell in the market is survey/typology based methodologies. Kind of like MBTI for organizations. I won’t call it useless, but for the most part it is limited and lazy analysis. Has anyone seen interesting applications of complexity theory in organizational assessment and design?
Hi Anastasios, not sure if I know of any specific applications but you might try these resources.
David Snowden and cognitive edge deal a lot with complexity management, knowledge management, and organization development: https://goo.gl/fktnm7
Good intro to complexity theory with respect to management and organizations: https://goo.gl/J5XCr2
Hope that helps