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Are You Ready to Lose Control?

Control: It’s the essence of management. We’re trained to measure inputs, throughputs, and outputs in hopes of increasing efficiency and producing desired results. In a world of linear processes, such as in the factories of the Industrial Age, that made sense. But in today’s knowledge economy, where enterprises are complex, adaptive systems, it’s counterproductive.



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How is order without control possible?

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Processus de l'élection sans candidat

Cette vidéo est une illustration pédagogique d'un processus de la dynamique participative (issue de la sociocratie) qui permet de désigner la meilleure personne…
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Bel exemple du fonctionnement de la dynamique participative

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Responding to Complexity and Uncertainty: The Agile Organisation

Responding to Complexity and Uncertainty: The Agile Organisation | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Over the past two decades, management consultants and academics at business schools have increasingly stressed what they view as the rapidly increasing levels of complexity and uncertainty in the environment that all organisations have to respond to and many have labelled these conditions ‘ hyper-competition’ or ‘high velocity competition’. To deal with these conditions, consultants and academics have called for organisations to become ‘agile organisations’.


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Want simplicity in leadership? Then embrace complexity first

Want simplicity in leadership? Then embrace complexity first | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
If you want to thrive not just survive, embracing the principles of complexity theory can be extremely valuable
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Self-organisation, diversity, agility and systems-thinking help to deal with complexity

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Stigmergy

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Kind people have stigmergically translated this article into German and French. This article is part of a series: ‘Governance and other systems of mass collaboration’. Stigmergy is a me...
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Stigmergy is a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different agent. In that way, subsequent actions tend to reinforce and build on each other, leading to the spontaneous emergence of coherent, apparently systematic activity. Stigmergy is a form of self-organization. It produces complex, seemingly intelligent structures, without need for any planning, control, or even direct communication between the agents.

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Anne Caspari's comment, January 21, 2013 12:35 AM
Great post, have you tried combining this with what Holacracy has to offer as a governance tool with distributed power? Seems there are synergies.
Pierre Johnson's comment, January 21, 2013 2:15 AM
I have thought of it, and will investigate it. FYI, I have found that Stigmergy my be a synonym of Distributed Intelligence. Who would agree on this?
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» Pioneering Ants Challenge Self-Organization Assumptions

» Pioneering Ants Challenge Self-Organization Assumptions | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Some worker ants are more equal than others. As with other social insects, it was once thought that workers were essentially equivalent in ant colony hierarchies.
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