Simplicity/Complexity Tradeoff

In some ways, our world has gotten smaller and easier to manage. Want to find the fastest way to the airport? Need a vegan restaurant in an unfamiliar city? Want to buy something, but don’t want to leave the house? All of these things – and so much more – have become a way of life for many of us.

But this simpler life is the result of an exponential increase in complexity. A touch of your phone in the morning results in a product on your doorstep in the afternoon – but think about how many things have to happen in order for this reality to exist. It takes the device in your hand, the network it connects to, the energy that powers it, the infrastructure to fulfill your order, and the distribution channels that deliver it to your doorstep - all working together to make your life simpler.

Complexity Breeds Problems

Complexity and uncertainty go hand-in-hand. When things get complex, it’s hard to know what might happen next. Of course, not everything happens as planned. And, because so much is riding on the reliability of our systems, it’s imperative for us to quickly diagnose and fix things when they go off track – and even better if we can anticipate and keep them on track from the beginning.

The definition of “success” hasn’t changed. Being successful is still the result of achieving goals on time and on budget. But there is no doubt that complexity makes it harder. More than ever we need the knowledge, process, skills, and tools that will give us every possible advantage. That's what Sologic does.

Looking to the Past

We can learn a lot from our history. Root cause analysis is problem solving tool that allows us to examine how events occur. We can then use that understanding to chart our path forward.   

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Looking at the Present

Human & Organizational Performance takes a detailed look at how we are currently performing and informs us of how we could do better – both individually and as organizations.
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Looking towards the Future

Predicting what is likely to happen and how it might affect us is the primary question in the world of risk management. Formal analytical tools, like Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, help us determine what might be headed our way, and provide us with an opportunity to reduce or mitigate risks.