human-centric system architecture and organisational performance

fourmiAssessing and improving the performance of organizations today requires a change of paradigm. Linear approaches, looking at simple “cause and effect” patterns simply do not work anymore for interconnected organizations. Non-linear, systemic approaches therefore build the core of our assets and methodologies.

Separating the human part of an organization (made of complex individuals and groupings of individuals) and the technical part (made of IT systems, infrastructure, etc.) is not relevant anymore.

Both worlds are actually interlocked and can literally be considered as a hybrid system of human and technical systems.

staff ridesIt therefore takes the same systems architecture and engineering methods and tools to address combined human and technical systems.  At the core, what matters is looking at them as a hybrid of human and technical systems, describing the individual sub-systems, and even more important, their interconnections. This is what our combined teams of social sciences architects and technical engineers perform day-in, day-out. As for all complex systems, the only sensible way to approach the behavior of such systems is to look apply live simulations and/or experimentations and observe evolutions and emerging pattern of the overall system of changing selected variables.

Our work at Anabasis as hybrid systems architects requires remaining as humble and practical as possible. Our tools and methods are indeed cutting-edge and often first-of-a-kind in their field. However, they are just tools, designed to clarify our understanding of situations and to help us identify likely evolution patterns, propose and help implement realistic change roadmaps in both the human and the technical aspects of a given organization. We believe there is no “silver bullet” in the field of complex systems performance, and that only a practical, clinical approach brings the value that our clients expect.

Therefore, Anabasis Assets’ mission is to optimize the performance and actively manage the risk related to transformation initiatives in combined human organizations and technical systems, through architecture-driven, systemic assessments and advisory and mediation work.

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