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.