The Responsive Dynamic: Structural Features Linked to Decision-Making and Information Processing

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We must increasingly address the ability to respond to abrupt events in highly dynamic and complex environments, which arguably depends on proper decision structures and information processing capabilities. Sustainable performance derives from interactive decision-making that deals with threats and opportunities as they emerge supported by updated environmental analytics. The combination of experiential insights from decentralized responses and forward-looking reasoning at the center identifies a dynamic adaptive system of interacting fast and slow information processes. The fast information is observed from local experiences and the slow information processing interprets these insights and reasons about future developments. The fast and slow processes can interact to form a dynamic system that helps a social system adapt to the turbulent conditions. The model of fast-slow interaction is a key driver of sustainable adaptation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCharacterizing the Gap Between Strategy and Implementation
EditorsBryan Moser
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherBrightline - Project Management Institute
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9781628256468
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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