Flexons- McKinsey Insights

Flexons help turn chaos into order by representing ambiguous situations and predicaments as well-defined, analyzable problems of prediction and optimization. They allow us to move up and down between different levels of detail to consider situations in all their complexity. And, perhaps most important, flexons allow us to bring diversity inside the head of the problem solver, offering more opportunities to discover counterintuitive insights, innovative options, and unexpected sources of competitive advantage.

http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/five-routes-to-more-innovative-problem-solving

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