Most complexity science is great at describing what happened in the past. While it can be interesting to spot chaos in your rearview mirror, you still don’t have any idea what to do about it.
At HSD Institute, we are not just complexity and systems thinkers, we are complexity and systems doers. We use what we see in the present to understand patterns that hold potential power for change. When we see the power, we make choices to shift conditions and influence the system as it emerges into the future. We cannot predict the future of a complex adaptive system, nobody can. But we can make intentional choices, as individuals and groups, to shift the patterns and turn the potential of the moment into real impact in the future.
Our key to success is to integrate what we see and know with what we are able to do. As individuals and groups, we learn from action, and we test ideas in practice. This is the essence—our definition—of HSD Praxis.
In our public and private Adaptive Action Labs, we guide our clients in their own praxis to break free from their most sticky issues.
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