An absolutely essential and brilliant article by RIchard Staub in Harvard Business Review, on why organizations have not embraced Complexity as the #1 paradigm for governing their “system”.
Reason #1: it’s too complex…! Today’s typical Empty Suit-managers prefer simplicity, and nothing can be simpler than using a single parameter – shareholder value – to “steer” the business. Complexity, demanding a multi-paradigm/multi-variable approach, makes things too complicated for these Empty Suits with MBA’s to understand.
[thanks to Henri’s twitter flow for the pointer!]