Demands of Complexity Meet the Killer Assumptions: Presentation

  • Author Warfield, John N.
  • Date 1 October 1998

States that managers, when confronted with large complex problems (problem situations), must beware that assuming ideas and using methods which work for simpler problems can become a disaster when applied to those problem situations with complex origins, multiple root causes and unquestionably difficult solutions. See also, “Stalking the Killer Assumptions.” Presentation given 1 October 1998 at the Institute of Public Policy (TIPP) Colloquium, George Mason University.

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