Framework for Acting under Uncertainty and Complexity (FAUC®)
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Today’s increasingly complex and uncertain world has a huge impact on our social and working lives. Complementary to traditional techniques, individuals, organisations and societies therefore require an additional approach and a practical framework.


FAUC® is a framework to help people, organisations and (urban) places to better understand their environment, to better diagnose their ecosystem and to act more effectively. FAUC® is rooted in scientific theory and based on many years of experience.


FAUC® leverages five capacities: Entrepreneurial, Alert, Adaptive, Resilient and Creative. Developing each capacity is essential to deal with surprises. The framework can be applied through conversations, workshops, serious games, assessments, and change journeys.

Profound knowledge and experience bundled in valuable services

A conversations that matters

FAUC®TALK changes the mindset of people with conversations that matter| A presentation as a starting point for creating awareness about a...

Jun 27 2017
A serious game for teams

FAUC®PLAY is a serious game for teams| An interactive hands-on and minds-on game designed to learn how to deal with complexity and uncert...

Jun 27 2017
A complexity based assessment

FAUC®ASSESS is an advanced assessment for teams, communities and organisations| The ability to handle positive and negative surprises req...

Jun 27 2017
A guided development program

FAUC®JOURNEY is a development program| A journey starts with a FAUC®PLAY or FAUC®ASSESS. The proposed interventions from the assessment a...

Jun 27 2017

A framework


An assessment


A framework grounded in scientific theory

The Framework for Acting under Uncertainty and Complexity (FAUC®) has a scientific basis. It is built on and derived from the Theory of Human Action and Interaction (THAI). The theory explains the acting of humans in a complex and uncertain world. THAI is a synthesis of three strands in science: the Austrian school of economics, John M. Keynes’ and Frank Knight’s work on uncertainty and the modern complexity theory. Read more...


The FAUC toolkit offers an excellent vehicle for participatory design and engagement of stakeholders grappling with complex issues and dependencies. The tactile learning inherent in the kit helps make visible the assumptions that underpin our perceptions of complex phenomena, and fosters dialogue as to prioritization and action. The session on the FAUC model was an engaging exercise led by an experienced facilitator.

Robert Luke PH.D, Vice President, research and innovation, OCAD university

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We guide individuals, communities and organizations to become fit and effective through conversations, workshops, serious games, assessments and change journeys. GloComNet practitioners work with clients globally. Together developing the right-fit approach to transform the way people think and act.

The development of FAUC® is a spin-off from the Global Complexity Network.

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FAUC® is developed in partnership with Logo zanders