Social complexity and uncertainty have an increasing impact on our social and working lives. Complementary to traditional techniques, organizations and societies therefore require a different approach to dealing with the challenges of today and tomorrow. The Framework for Acting under Uncertainty and Complexity (FAUC™) reinforces the ability to deal with complexity and uncertainty, to act effectively and to remain viable.
The ability to handle positive and negative surprises requires a process of shaping and reshaping capacities. The FAUC™ assessment catalyzes this process as it spurs a conversation: it helps to build the capacities needed to act effectively in a complex and uncertain world. The FAUC™ assessment has been developed by the Global Complexity Network, in close cooperation with Zanders. The assessment can be performed on an individual basis, within teams or organization-wide.
The approach of the FAUC™ assessment is interactive. Starting from the need to shape a fit-for-future organization or city, it helps to find weak spots and to develop the capacities to deal with negative and positive surprises. The FAUC™ assessment uses both quantitative and qualitative information and the wisdom of the people involved.
Our aim is to accustom people to the FAUC™ way of working. We use a web-based questionnaire, conversations and provide a detailed report to ensure a valuable outcome. This approach offers a chance to take a step back and reconsider previous perspectives, or to start a new assessment to explore how actions worked out.
FAUC™ is a trademark of the Global Complexity Network.
Please find here the Trailer on complexity.
Link to an interview with Prof. Lex Hoogduin, professor of complexity and uncertainty in financial markets and financial institutions and Chairman of LCH Clearnet.