Complexity and Usability Lab
Complexity Modeling and Simulation Lab
Global Investments Lab
Network Science Lab
Structured Data Lab
Customer Engagement Lab
As Suffolk University enters a new era, during a period of global transformation whereby our social, economic, and technological systems have become increasingly interconnected and complex, it continues to challenge its students and faculty to expand current thinking and teaching to ensure a culture of learning and leadership today and for a future uncertain.
According to a recent IBM survey of 1,500 business leaders, complexity was cited as the most significant issue facing leaders today. Traditional tools and methodologies have provided a platform for our continued learning and understanding of business and economic systems, but are no longer sufficient to address today's business challenges and opportunities. Understanding the organization and the economy as a complex and fluid system is one of the most important competencies for effective leaders today.
The Sawyer Business School stands by its commitment to further our understanding of the global economy, not only as a remote business model, but as a complex rapidly evolving system. The Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership was born out of this commitment to develop a new framework for understanding business systems by bringing together scholars and practitioners to advance dialogue and research to support today's leaders and develop leaders of tomorrow.
"A vast majority of chief executives said the rapid escalation of 'complexity' is the biggest challenge confronting them ..." it's no longer about the change gap; it's now about the complexity gap", Saul Berman, an executive for IBM Global Business Services. (Wall Street Journal, 5/18/10)