What We Do

Every few generations our tiny planet experiences a radical shift in complexity, an evolutionary “growth spurt” if you will, whereby the surrounding environmental demands shift so quickly and so radically that the functional world becomes almost unrecognisable to the previous generation as well as their chosen methods of operation.

Over the past decade or so, our working world has experienced a colossal shift in complexity as we have transitioned out of the process driven “Industrial Age” into the technology driven “Information Age”, whereby not only is there now a personal computer in every home and workplace, but also in every pocket and purse. The rapid rise of personal technology, social networking and real time information sharing has ensured that for the first time in human history we now live in a fully integrated, immediately informed and highly responsive global community. In essence, our existence has become one colossal complex adaptive system of 7 billion continually interacting agents all connected through trade, travel, tourism and technology.

The impact of such sudden and absolute global connectivity is undeniable – our world has become more integrated, momentous, dynamic and unpredictable than at any other time. What makes this new era so particularly unique is the speed, scale and reach in which disruptive change can now be enabled on a global scale. A single change in one established relationship can easily ripple and compound throughout all other global relationships to create massive, uncontrollable disruptions on an absolute and system-wide scale.

With this dynamic, interconnected existence in mind, it is only a matter of time before the global risk management community is forced to start looking at organisational risks with a complex systems’ mindset. Complex systems simply do not behave in the same manner as rational-ordered systems and thus our traditionally accepted views of organisational performance, control and risk management must evolve to meet the challenges of a significantly more complex, dynamic and disruptive world.

Welcome to the World of Complexus;

  • Advisory – helping organisations, projects and programs navigate complexity;
  • Assurance – helping complex project environments develop and embed a program-wide governance, risk and assurance capability suited to the specific complexities in play, as well as the degree of investment at risk;
  • Capability development – training and advising teams facing complex challenges in how to leverage the principles of complex systems theory as an advanced form of management control;
  • Problem solving – complexity research, assessments, diagnostics, forensics (and the like) which help determine the specific sources of complexity which can disrupt, destabilise or increase exposure to risk.