Research program

Organizational simulation is an approach halfway between a theoretical and empirical approach. It predicts the emerging behaviors of organizations as complex systems.
It is a confirmed approach used by academic research in emerging and dynamics organization and computational organization.
But still little used in the professional world.
We therefore decided to invest in a research program by several means:

Open source project

In parallel with our simulator, we develop and maintain Symu for Organization:

an opensource framework for human-centered organization simulation. It targets agnostic organizations as social groups.

Symu for Business is an implementation of this framework.


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Organization simulation

Symu is a multi-agent system for the co-evolution of agents and socio-cultural environments. It is a discipline of artificial intelligence. It is time based with discrete events :

  • Agents are decision-making units. They can represent various levels of analysis such as people, groups or organizations.
  • Agents are autonomous, tasks based with stochastics process. They can learn and forget, have beliefs, be influenced…
  • Agents interact simultaneously in a shared environment that interacts in turn with the agents

This simulation and statistical approach (Monte Carlo) is the foundation to build the business-level scenarios.


To simulate organization, we use a library of models for the enterprise, management, teams, employees, products…

Those models come from different theories : organization, social networks, socio-cultural and socio-technical environment, information diffusion, social influence, social information processing, transactive memory…

The main models implemented in Symu are:


Models: macro economics, strategy, culture, innovation, impact of new technologies, sub optimal operating system

Middle management

Models: hiring, firing, internal mobility, authority and communication structure, training


Models: new team, splitting, merging, process modeling

Specific teams: Comex, HR


Models: working and idle time strategies, collaboration, resignation

Specific types: worker, manager, influencer, coach, trainer


Models: knowledge, learning, forgetting, beliefs, influence


Models: interaction sphere, dissemination of information

Product and service

Models: from portfolio to tasks

Specific teams : client cohorts

Sub optimal system

Models: production incidents, supports, incomplete informations, knowledge, beliefs, risk aversion, under-staffing

Academic program


With our academic program, we will implement for you models that you want to use and offer you free use of Symu for business.

Case Studies

Besides our consulting missions with our customers, we are working on case studies. We focus on organizational and change management models.

We make these case studies available to you.

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