Tools, Exercises, and Strategies for Coping With Complexity

Tools, Exercises, and Strategies for Coping With Complexity

Release Date: November, 2023|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 209
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6563-9
ISBN13: 9781668465639|ISBN10: 1668465639|EISBN13: 9781668465646
Funding Information: This book is being published under Platinum Open Access via author funding.
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Tools, Exercises, and Strategies for Coping With Complexity is a comprehensive guide that addresses the challenges of navigating an increasingly complex world. The book introduces various exercises designed to build confidence in using the tools and tackles different types of problems that individuals may prefer to ignore or dismiss. It explores the attitudes and mental states that affect our ability to confront these challenges and how to adopt a mindset that empowers us to face them with greater confidence. The book also introduces frameworks such as the Jungian Personality Framework and the Toulmin Argumentation Framework, as well as the work of Melanie Klein and John Bowlby, to understand the acceptance of inquiry systems that provide the necessary knowledge to cope with complexity effectively.

The book stresses the importance of acknowledging and accepting our contribution to the complexity and messiness of the world and taking responsibility for our actions and inactions. It emphasizes that coping with complexity is an ongoing process that requires intense cooperation and collaboration with others and a willingness to learn, apply, and reapply the tools and strategies presented. Ultimately, this book provides a solution to the growing problem of complexity by equipping readers with the necessary skills and tools to navigate the increasingly complex world successfully. By adopting a mindset that empowers us to confront challenges with confidence, we can mitigate the risks associated with complexity and ensure a stable and prosperous future for ourselves and future generations.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assumptions
  • Complexity
  • Conflict
  • Coping
  • Crisis Management
  • Inquiry Systems
  • Jungian Personality Framework
  • Personality Framework
  • Systems Thinking
  • Toulmin Argumentation Framework
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Editor/Author Biographies
Rune Storesund has a BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz and a BS in Civil Engineering, part of a joint ‘dual degree’ program between the two schools which intended to ‘diversity’ engineering students. He has a Master of Civil Engineering and Doctorate of Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley. He is a Professional Geotechnical and Civil Engineer, Board Certified Diplomat of the National Academy of Forensic Engineering, and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Storesund is the CEO and President of his boutique engineering and risk consulting firm Storesund Consulting, the CEO and President of his civil works construction company Storesund Construction, Inc. the CEO and President NextGen Mapping,Inc., an innovative software development company, and the CEO/President of his non-profit “SafeR3” that focuses on the Safety, Reliability, Resilience, and Risk-Reduction of critical infrastructures. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley specializing in state-of-the-art research and application of safety and reliability of critical infrastructure systems.
Ian I. Mitroff is credited as being one of the principal founders of the modern field of Crisis Management. He has a BS, MS, and a PhD in Engineering and the Philosophy of Social Systems Science from UC Berkeley. He Is Professor Emeritus from the Marshall School of Business and the Annenberg School of Communication at USC. Currently, he is a Senior Research Affiliate in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, UC Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Management. He has published 41 books. His most recent are: Techlash: The Future of the Socially Responsible Tech Organization, Springer, New York, 2020. The Psychodynamics of Enlightened Leadership; Coping with Chaos, Co-authored with Ralph H. Kilmann, Springer, New York, 2021. His latest is: The Socially Responsible Organization: Lessons from Covid 19, Springer, New York, 2022.
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