A program for progress
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  • Developing a program for progress page 1
  • Contents list
  • Business operations find it hard to implement change because of conservative forces integrated into the organization: page 3
  • Business operations (continued) page 4
  • Business operations find it hard to implement change because of conservative forces integrated into the organization (continued): page 5
  • Cross functional programs are a key way of focusing broad business awareness on successfully adapting a product to a new target market page 6
  • Challenges (continued) page 7
  • Complex adaptive system theory can frame the challenges to setting up a cross functional program page 8
  • Change can be enabled by separation of the new activity from regular operations page 9
  • Change can be enabled by flattening the organization page 10
  • Change can be operationalized by a cross functional program page 11
  • Change can be operationalized by a cross functional program (continued) page 12
  • Backup slides follow page 13
  • Complex adaptive systems page 14
  • Signals and sensors page 15
  • Structurally enhanced state page 16
  • Flows: control and partitioning page 17
  • Network effects page 18
  • Network effects (continued) page 19
  • Introduction to schematic structures page 20
  • Agents: schematic aggregates generating action page 21
  • Emergent agents process environmental signals and their instance of the schematic plan to select actions which they perform page 22
  • Models provide agents with a schematic view of the world page 23
  • Modifications to the germ-line structures are performed by genetic operators  page 24
  • Phenotypic alignment: page 25
  • Natural selection: collecting situation specific beneficial recipes within an adaptive agent page 26
  • Sexual selection: page 27
  • Shewhart cycles: Walter Shewhart advocated the use of iterative cycles of: Planning, Doing, Checking and Acting to fix issues (PDCA) page 28
  • Strategies for success page 29
  • Strategies for success (continued) page 30


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