Trojan Mice is one of many concepts which arise from the study of complexity theory and its application to the way organisations function.
Traditionally organisations are structured on the old scientific approach of simple cause and effect and the belief that we can break everything down into small units and build them up again. But science has moved on and scientists have now developed a model which has turned many of the old assumptions on their heads, for example how small changes can have a huge impact, and large changes often have little impact. These models also show that by breaking something down into its parts the essence of the whole is lost. These new models are called complex adaptive systems and many organisations are exploring what this new understanding of our world means for them.
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