Tag Archives: risk and uncertainty

Chaos and Uncertainty?

This post explores my perspectives on the distinctions and connections between chaos and uncertainty. In the OD field, uncertainty seems to be used much less that terms such as risk, complexity, instability, and chaos. Yet when I think about the … Continue reading

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5. The Enemy Within, the purveyor of uncertainty

The attached to link to an article titled “The Enemy Within” by Stanley BingĀ (http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/06/leadership/bing-enemy-within.pr.fortune/index.html?section=magazines_fortune} in the 24 Feb. 2014 edition of Fortune Magazine made me smile. The article so eloquently outlined a perspective I have held for some time now … Continue reading

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Performance Management: Incenting Performance both up and down

A recent article (Rail’s risky business) by Mary-Jane Bennett got me thinking about how we typically approach performance management (PM). The article discusses how railways are exposed to the risks of carrying dangerous materials on their systems. For this post … Continue reading

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