March 10th 2017

Thriving in Complex Systems – Opening

Nick Holley opened CRF’s member meeting on 8 March 2017 – ‘Thriving in Complex Systems – Increasing Organisational Productivity’ – by looking at the current trends that affect organisations and why organisiations should be looking at simplifying their proceses. Read the presentation to look at the current global trends.

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