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October 20, 2007

Engaging with complexity

Experiencing Complexity as Mess or Difficulty!

The ideas of mess and difficulty are examined in the context of complexity. Determination is made on how these ideas are connected, how significant the connections are and what the differences illuminate. This work draws on the ideas of three writers: Schön, whose central theme is practice (e.g. Schön, 1983; 1987); Ackoff, who explores the characteristics of mess; and Rosenhead, who shows how different approaches to practice may be contrasted in terms that illuminate the distinction between difficulty and mess.

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