Many companies have the potential to multiply their financial results but they are stuck in a bind: they must expand but they must also control and manage risk in the way they operate. Result: they are unable to express their full capabilities. Moreover, it is harder than ever to compete. There is global uncertainty and unprecedented levels of interconnections and interdependencies that impact every business directly. This challenge has a precise name in systems science: complexity.
Consultants (and Business Schools) don’t help when they ignore complexity and offer linear, scientifically flawed “solutions” that fragment companies into silos, leading to sub-optimal use of resources and whack-a-mole actions.
So what can be done?
Competing today requires a shift to a systems approach that allows companies to leverage complexity to propel their performance and achieve significant and sustainable growth.
The Decalogue is a new kind of science for organizations to find systematic breakthrough solutions that relentlessly pursue what makes good sense and adds high value. These breakthrough solutions are inherently systemic. They are driven and sustained by a different approach to management and a way of organizing resources that we call “Network of Projects”.