The concept of ‘antifragile’ is introduced by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in the book ‘Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder’.
It describes the phenomenon that things, including people, benefit from shocks and thrive from being exposed to volatility, randomness and disorder. The book emphasises that we should crave for the unexpected to occur, because it is through these events that we are given the opportunity to improve and become better versions of ourselves.
This is particularly relevant in the transformation of Government and public service, where there is increasing occurrences of disruption and uncertainty. The public sector should not avoid randomness and disorder, but rather implement models and system that are antifragile and benefit from these occurrences.
The video explains the concept of antifragile at a high-level, through the use of everyday examples.