John Atkinson’s posts


From John Atkinson. I get repeatedly asked about the difference between working with the ecosystem (or human system) and working with formal organisat...

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Working with Systems

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From John Atkinson. Cause and effect analysis is quite hard. The connection between our actions and their impact can sometimes be quite obscure. Event...

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Playing with time

Understanding living systems can seem impossible. Working out how all the inter-dependencies and relationships work leads into a morass of aligned and...

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Introducing The Big Five.

The world in which we live and work feels increasingly complex. We use phones, branded by Apple but made by a huge variety of different companies base...

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Complexity (The Big Five).

In a world that is chaotic and complex how does anything ever get done? What is it that means that despite the disorder, our world is stable and on ma...

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Emergence (The Big Five).