Complexity

Recently I came along Johnnie Moore´s post in which he comments on a presentation that Dave Snowden held in Singapore on “Complexity in Government“.

And I agree that in slides and podcast there is serious food for thought.

One quick takeaway:

In nature, stability and resilience are opposed. A stable system lacks resilience and a resilient systems lacks stability. So it’s ok to stabilise things if you’ve got certainty of future; if you’ve got uncertainty you can’t afford stability you’ve actually got to introduce inefficiency.. if you don’t have a degree of inefficiency in the system it loses its evolutionary potential.