Research and Initiatives

Organizational Resilience – How Do You Know If Your Organization Is Resilient or Not?

October 5th, 2016|Research, Resilience|

There are two principle ways to approach resilience measurement; either to try to collect information about as many functions as possible in an organization or to use an indicator that will reflect how an organization [...]

Phenomena Driven by Mass Psychology

October 5th, 2016|Research, Social Mood|

How do different scientific disciplines contribute to the understanding of phenomena driven by mass psychology? See Presentation by Thomas Bruderman  


July 26th, 2015|Research, Resilience|

Improving efficiency may prove to be a harmful strategy in a global environment that is full of sudden twists, surprises, and shocks. In this situation decision makers have two alternative strategies; either invest in anticipation [...]

Approaching an X-Event in the Forrest Industry

July 22nd, 2015|Extreme Events|

Approaching an X-Event in the Forrest Industry by Wilenius Markku Presented at the Global X-Network Annual Conference in Vienna April 2014 Download Presentation

Social Mood Indicator

July 22nd, 2015|Social Mood, Tools|

Social Mood Indicator Social Mood Indicator is an additional measure on the dashboard of the decision makers. SMI shows at a glance what is the situation in nation/organization/customers. Social mood is an endogenous feature of [...]


July 22nd, 2015|Complexity, Research|

Theoretical research at The X-Center will encompass studies of how complexity science can be used to understand the foregoing diagram. This will entail developing a deeper understanding of the different notions of complexity applicable to [...]


July 22nd, 2015|Resilience, Tools|

Resilience Planning for “unknown unknowns” is in principle a challenge to the imagination; we have to systematically extend our understanding by pushing the borders of our existing thinking outward from our current perception of what [...]

Suomi Mood Indicator

July 22nd, 2015|Research, Social Mood|

Suomi Mood Indicator  Key questions being addressed: What is the dynamics of the society? How can we anticipate discontinuous shifts in the dynamics? What kinds of politics and communications is feasible in the current situation? [...]

Extreme Events Results of the Study as part of the Human Society initiative at IIASA

July 22nd, 2015|Research, Shocks|

This book serves as the final report of the Game Changers project lead by John Casti and coordinated by Leena Ilmola. The project was established towards the end of 2009 as a part of the [...]

Space of Uncertainty

July 22nd, 2015|Tools, Uncertainty|

Uncertainty Scan Uncertainty focused Delphi has been developed for scanning for potentially disruptive drivers of the operating environment. This is a major difference to the traditional Delphi study that focuses on looking for a consensus [...]