Dissolve the Organizational Problems

The term has its origin in the term Dissolve a problem, coined by Dr. Russell Ackoff in the middle 1990s, maybe even earlier. This concept means: to be able to get rid of problem in a system, which can be an organization and its way of working, we need to re-design the system and in that way eliminate (dissolve) the problem.

In System Collaboration this is taken care of by the two methods SPPA - Systemic Problem Picture Analysis and SOSD - Systemic Organizational Systems Design, where the former method finds the organizational root causes to the organizational problems and the latter method re-designs the system, so that the organizational problems no longer exist.

The first key to Dissolving the Organizational Problems is the fact that the organizational root causes always are a non-fulfilment of Our Organizational Principles. And that this is always valid. This means that we always need to find out which of these principles we are not fulfilling, in order to re-design our way of working (system). 

The second key to Dissolving the Organizational Problems is the need of changing our thought patterns, so we truly accept that if we are not fulfilling the principles, we can never find a proper solution that eliminates our organizational problems. Because, without fulfilling these principles, we will continue to sub-optimize our way of working (system), since we are lacking both analysis and synthesis, i.e., we are trying to guess the new systems design of our way of working. And since the commercial methods the last half century have neither understood that they are only sub-optimizing, nor have functions that look for built-in problems within themselves, the change of thought patterns is a major one.

With this said above, and with the current accepted knowledge of complexity theory, many of you have now realized that the needed change of thought patterns becomes quite big. Because, when put together, it also means that our change of thought patterns, need to include reasonings about the (many different) definition of a complex adaptive system, (not only) when it consists of us humans, i.e.,  Human Complex Adaptive System - Human CAS, see Reasonings about Complex Adaptive Systems.

For more detailed information about Dissolving the Organizational Problems, why it is needed and how and why it is working, see here.