Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zooming Out on Complexity

Cohesive teams are more creative and adaptable when dealing with complex situations. This enables them to detect and mitigate errors before irreparable damage occurs. Cohesion allows team members to anticipate the needs and actions of other team members. This increases efficiency and saves time. (Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 52)
In his short TED Talks video "Simplifying Complexity," Eric Berlow contends that "complex doesn't always equal complicated." He suggests that by embracing complexity through the use of good visualization tools and stepping back or zooming out, simple answers may emerge.

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