Striking the right fit between resources, processes, and outcomes in complex environments, where different groups have something to contribute towards joint outcomes, even though they partake in joint operations in the pursuit of their own objectives This is what intelligent governance is all about. It is the practical application of an evolving worldview that is a less conflictive, more intelligent, more cooperative and a wiser mode of human coordination. This short book proposes some guideposts for intelligent governance.
It does not put forward a rigid blueprint or a recipe that could mechanically and blindly be followed, but a prototype for a process of inquiry seeking to help organizations find a way forward (through innovation and value adding), some general indications about the most toxic pitfalls likely to materialize mental prisons, lack of mindfulness, etc. and comments about the most promising opportunities or initiatives likely to nudge the coordinating inquiries into successful directions.
Preamble – Not a Plan, But a Prototype, and Indications Along the Way
Introduction – Escaping from Mental Prisons and Designing New Arrangements
Part I – Reframing
Chapter 1 – Beyond the Blinding Search for Simplicity and Certainty
Chapter 2 – On Collaboration
Chapter 3 – Designing Social Learning
Part II – Refurbishing
Chapter 4 – Delta Knowledge and the Drift From Leadership to Stewardship
Chapter 5 – Social Practice, Strategy and Accountability
Part III – Scheming and Wayfinding Virtuously
Chapter 6 – Collaboration in the Absence of Affectiosocietatis
Chapter 7 – Culture Governance and the Strategic State
Conclusion – Governing Intelligently