In systems with a large number of agents there are fundamental pressures on the centralised coordination techniques used to provide inter-communication, task orchestration, and routing of messages. As the scale of interacting components expands, we reach resource constraint plateaus, where computation, storage, or communication pathways become saturated. At these points we must decompose each agents functionality into a number of specialisms that can then be taken up by other agents, at the cost of even more orchestration communications and synchronisation to provide this distributed functionality.
- One of the most common challenges as businesses transform more of their traditional capabilities into digital ones is the breadth and depth of the change itself. Core changes to the organisational structure, processes, and culture. The functional components and interactions of these aspects of a large organisation help to define what we mean when we talk about complex systems. But it is also when we look through the lens of complex systems that we can get a different vision of change.