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The Complexity Approach

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

If the complexity approach has the merit of bringing a new look and more nuanced in our thinking, this must not lose sight of us that we must make good use of it and look critically at risk spend sometimes miss the point. This requires a contextual application of appropriate, taking into account all the significant elements both in quantitative and qualitative, where appropriate. Such a task can be very fruitful, since it would gain in relevance and effectiveness. For an organization, for example, the manager is not necessarily always faced with situations of complexity, even if some of them may appear so. It is fitting that the manager understand the context of the situation and not fall into the trap of making a more complex problem that was not originally. Similarly, it should not be overlooked a problem that may seem simple but is actually more complex. This can also sometimes put the manager facing a situation of uncertainty that may be a cause of inhibition in the decision-making. It is in this case the organization to allow a margin of error and establish the facilitating conditions that would assist the manager in decision-making in a context of complexity.

We understand and complexity is a concept which allows to approach a phenomenon as the most appropriate. But it is also a mark of humility, openness, recognition of the limits of our knowledge and above all a sign of respect that we must make in respect of a given phenomenon. Thus, the concept of complexity we have to listen in its broadest sense, that is to say, listening to the other, it is a living being, whether a simple object or that it is a phenomenon natural. The concept of complexity we have also the questioning, curiosity and questioning, without which we thought would have remained trapped in our cognitive mode of prehistory. In fact, more man advances in knowledge the more he realizes he knows nothing, or almost. Anyway, it has less certainty and more questions. He learned that doubt is the key that leads to knowledge, because the doubt has to listen and thus openness. The concept of complexity will be able to bring him a broader view of situations. This will allow him to see reality with other glasses and to understand the many facets of the worlds around him