New England Complex Systems Institute
238 Main Street Suite 319, Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-547-4100 Fax: 617-661-7711
How do organizations develop communication that inherently supports the activities they are engaged in? Today, uncertainty in the environment leads to a need to have organizational structures that are able to communicate effectively. This is surely important in facing unforeseen changes in the fast-paced global economy. NECSI studies the network of communication in organizations and how that network is well or poorly suited to the tasks it performs. NECSI research into leadership and the structure of corporate organizations has revealed the value of distributed decision making, when and why communication within a network should occur, as well as the role evolution can play in accelerating corporate improvement.
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