To untangle unprecedented complexity, we reach a stage to assess logic of everything: thoughts, language, actions.
Business world becomes over-complex and hyper-connected, logic enables us to uncover patterns and understand the cause-effect and interconnectivity of related issues underneath the surface. The digital leaders and professionals today need to be in a continuous learning mode, develop strong logic skills, to infer and defer, preliminarily understand the extent of any problems or conditions, grasp truths, facts, meanings, or relationships in order to handle varying complex issues effectively.
Organizations need to apply learning logic to gain fresh knowledge and capture business insight to unleash the full business potential: There is a distinction between employee learning and organizational learning. Each person has a different level of knowledge, with their own learning and decision logic to deal with environmental changes. Employee learning does not translate automatically into organizational systems learning. But one employee who learns can indeed influence the organization if the processes and structures are established for that learning to be assimilated into the organization. Either individually or collectively, strong learning logic helps to build the bridge to connect lesson-learned from the past to the future performance effectively.
Implicit logic based on pattern language allows people to bring aliveness within a particular set of human endeavor: We live in a diverse world, with a variety of global knowledge, culture heritages, enrichment of religious beliefs, etc. There are visible and invisible things coexisting in the world. Implicit logic based on tacit knowledge helps to understand a specific group of people’s common senses, social behaviors, and cultural background anthropologically. There are patterns hidden in many meaningful things. Implicit logic enables people to see things underneath, perceive the invisible behind the visible, catch “implicit” knowledge, to dig into the root cause of issues in order to deal with issues thoughtfully and solve problems smoothly.
Logic is often nonlinear in today’s “VUCA” world. To untangle unprecedented complexity, we reach a stage to assess logic of everything: thoughts, language, actions. Logic is the linchpin to get things right for solving real world problems. Logic could be perceived from different angles, but more importantly, needs to be proven, abstracted to a certain level for clarifying sequence and consequences, and improving problem-solving effectiveness.