Navigating Complexity

What to do with a blueprint approach when everything is permanently on the move?

Complex challenges are journeys of discovery, involving many actors and factors that are intertwined. The result of their interaction is unpredictable. Fortunately we can deal with complexity in a sensible way

From our extended experience with social change, we have identified nine key elements for successful transformations. Each block is a stepping stone on the journey to create collective impact. This navigator will help you to reflect on your specific situation.

Nine building blocks for creating collective impact in complexity

Complexity Navigator

  • Urgency for change
  • Shared ambitions
  • Responsive leadership
  • Reinforcing actions
  • Adaptive learning
  • Involvement of all
  • Vital connections
  • Backbone
  • Joker







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