Ontonix DON’T do placebo!
Monday, 25 October, 2010 Leave a comment
It is important, with so many “experts” jumping on the “complexity bandwagon”, to highlight what Ontonix DON’T DO when we assist companies identify and tackle complexity within their organisation. We wont:
…trivialize an issue that affects the performance of the business and, if unmanaged, can destroy it.
…waste your time with “consultant-speak” about individual or collective performance.
…waste your money clocking-up hours of consultancy to build up a profile of your business and its employees.
…ask you or your staff to spend countless hours manipulating and extracting increasingly bewildering reports from your IT system.
…recycle the thoughts of others whose qualitative approach lacks a clear definition, a means to measure or credible solution to the problem.
…attempt to address complexity within your operations, systems, networks, supply chain, etc. by trotting out trite nonsense, such as –
#1 principle for managing complexity: slow down to go fast!
In fairness I have never tried using “thought bubbles” and “unlearning to learn” upon some of the critical operations that enable modern business e.g. IT or communications networks, so, perhaps, I shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss! Although, I doubt that we would have been able to deliver the quantitative results and improvements that we have to, such as, Air traffic control, Healthcare, Engineering design, etc.
If you prefer to rely upon a more homeopathic approach to, a potentially terminal, system disease there is an abundance of “experienced” consultants willing and able to weave their magic.
Alternatively, if you wish to understand the nature of the problem, identify if there is [measurable] cause for concern, identify structural/operational weaknesses and the point of “critical complexity” within your business system or its ecosystem please get in touch.
DON’T (EVER) WORRY THAT YOU DON’T ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT COMPLEXITY IS. YOU ARE FAR FROM ALONE AND TO MANY IT IS AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT. THAT IS NO REASON TO DO NOTHING…WE ARE WELL VERSED IN TAKING THE TIME TO EXPLAIN. You can even learn more from our website, this blog or go on-line and carry out a free test – see below.
ONTONIX SOLUTIONS WOULD NOT BE APPLIED IN CRITICAL AREAS SUCH AS HEALTHCARE UNLESS THEY WERE FIRMLY BASED IN SCIENCE WITH A RIGOROUS APPROACH TO DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING:
COMPLEX BUSINESS SYSTEMS – QUANTITATIVE COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT – ADVANCED RISK MANAGEMENT and a whole heap more!
Ontonix are in the privileged position that we do not have competitors! BUT we still have the obstacle of delivering a message that identifies “new” issues as well as new solutions. So our challenge is somewhat different. Nevertheless our position is clear we are here to help businesses to build [and maintain] a robust structure to survive and thrive through these turbulent and uncertain times. By enabling them to find out for themselves – no scary Professionals to (over)charge them or make them feel bad – how healthy their business is [or isn’t] and, if the latter, where the weaknesses lie. Thereafter they can tackle the issues themselves or seek out the right people to help them in specific areas rather than incur the additional cost of starting from scratch:
Is YOUR business