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Build Adaptive Capacity
A couple of years ago, the HSD Institute engaged in a months-long process of strategic futuring. We took a long-range exploration of trends and possibilities in a number of areas. Through a process of data collection, analysis, and scenario planning, we identified possible opportunities in response to our initial question: “What will be the role of human systems dynamics in the year 2051?”
Build Adaptive Capacity
In our electronically networked world, change is constant. Everything from day-to-day experiences to global upheaval touches our lives and brings new challenges and opportunities. How do you cope in a world where it sometimes feels like there’s nothing you can count on—except change? In HSD we help people understand the nature of complex change and build capacity to move forward when they can neither predict nor control the future.
Build Adaptive Capacity
What would draw you to engage with a group of people (who are not family or even acquaintances) every weekday for 500 times? What kind of engagement helps you see into your greatest challenges with new eyes, seeing new possibilities? Who would have ever thought the answer would be, “Great questions”?
March 3, 2022 In a world of rapid change and unbelievable variety, you must find the differences that make a real difference. You make decisions when evidence is in short supply and the future is fuzzy. Old fashioned, rational decision processes assume you have time to invest and control to implement. In the future, you and your teams will have precious little time or control. You will need an alternative decision process that fits the challenges of tomorrow. In this workshop, Glenda Eoyang introduces an adaptable, flexible, and resilient decision process. It will support you and your team in even the most complex situations.
Build Adaptive Capacity
When do the words, “fractals” and “self-reflection” belong in the same sentence? In today’s blog post, Royce talks about using the idea of fractals to create opportunities for reflection and to explore coherence across different areas of her life. Read on to find out how. 
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Mark Twain reminds us that often the best answer to “What do I do when . . .?” really is “It depends!
February 3, 2022 When change is fast and unpredictable, searching for perfection is a waste of time. Today your world moves too quickly! By the time you take a measurement, the landscape has changed, and your data is out of date. Precision used to be the highest standard, but in the uncertainty of today’s complex world detailed precision is neither possible nor useful. Today we have to evolve to the world of “excellent enough,” “close enough,” “good enough.” In this LVW, Glenda Eoyang explores the value of seeking accuracy over precision in the chaos and urgency of today. Join her to consider how you can make sense of a complex situation without driving yourself and others crazy with needless details.
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