Séminaire (organisé par l’équipe de recherche ICI)


Economiste HDR, Obizco

Robustness and resilience in agile organizations : the cognitive challenge to self-synchronization

Mardi 18 juin à 14h00 en salle L200

Résumé :

Self-synchronization assumes that cognitive robustness and resilience can be achieved by the timely and accurate sharing of data. Yet if such sharing is certainly a necessary condition for achieving these, it is unlikely to be a sufficient one. The challenge to self-synchronization targets both the agility of the system and the agility of the management process. This is a context where the complexity of the organization combines the uncertainty associated with missions, and the possible options on offer. Decision makers are located at each of the system (of systems) nodes in the command and control loops. Networked computation of data and information combines with individual knowledge and accumulated experience to achieve the desired effects.

The issue at stake relates to the difference between mutual understanding and common understanding. Yet acknowledging this distinction represents only the first step towards robustness and resilience in self-synchronization. Self-synchronization relies both on atunement (cognitive inter-operability) and alignment (technical and informational inter-operability). Cognitive robustness describes the ability to maintain valid patterns of interpretation in the face of noise. Cognitive resilience describes the ability to recovering these patterns when they have been lost.

The presentation will address the issue of self-synchronization through the following 3 questions :

  • what different roles to data, information and knowledge play in achieving cognitive robustness and resilience ?
  • what are the differences between cognitive robustness/resilience vs. technical robustness/resilience ?
  • what kind of contribution for scenario-based training in each case ?


FR SHIC 3272

Collegium UTC/CNRS