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The Emerging Vision - What is HSD?
The world is getting smaller every day, but its issues seem to become larger and more complex with each breath we take. It can feel like the chaos is bigger than you are. Human systems dynamics (HSD) gives you models for understanding your world and methods for taking action to change it. Based on chaos and complexity theory, HSD goes beyond the traditional models and recognizes the unpredictable, emergent environments of today's social and economic systems.
Using insights from the physical, mathematical, and computer sciences, HSD helps you see, understand, and influence patterns of behavior and interaction to improve performance in your systems—at work, at home and in community. You learn how to navigate complexity and gain the confidence and insight needed to address your most frustrating issues.
Simple yet powerful, HSD is action-based, highly useful and produces immediate results. Using HSD helps when:
• Resources are tight and demand is high
• Your old tools and techniques fall short
• Players are many, diverse, or constantly changing
• Culture and/or organizational habits are obsolete
• Too much or too little control makes people crazy
• There are so many moving parts you don’t know where to start
Who can benefit from using HSD?
HSD works for anybody charged with the responsibility of sorting through the inherent complexities of human interaction. HSD models and methods are being employed every day across a diverse landscape of occupations and challenges.
- HR Professionals
- AGILE Software Teams
- Community Leaders
- Organization Change Agents
- Managers and Directors
- I/O Psychologists and Professionals