Vaughn Tan bio|advisory|research|contact

Adaptation and innovation by design.

I spend time with innovative organizations to understand how they form, work, adapt, and succeed. I'm particularly interested in learning how some organizations that are exposed to uncertainty are able to flourish instead of responding—as so many others do—with paralysis or denial.

My research and advisory practice focus on principles for designing organizational structures and strategies that help companies and teams adapt to and innovate in uncertain environments.

I'm an assistant professor at University College London's School of Management, where I teach strategy and design for undergraduates and doctoral students.