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theoretical aspects of (social) systems theory
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Self-Organizing #Networked Systems: So when do we call a system #selforganizing?

Self-Organizing #Networked Systems: So when do we call a system #selforganizing? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Self-Organizing Networked Systems -- A new paradigm for controlling networked systems

Via june holley, Jean-Michel Livowsky, luiy
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luiy's curator insight, February 12, 2014 7:28 AM

- A self-organizing system (SOS) consists of a set of entities that obtains an emerging global system behavior via local interactions without centralized control.
(from Research Days'08, see [IWSOS:2008]))

- Self-organization is the process where a structure or pattern appears in a system without a central authority or external element imposing it through planning. (Wikipedia)

- A self-organizing system is a system that changes its basic structure as a function of its experience and environment. (Farley and Clark 1954)

- Are they really refering to the same thing? So be warned, when a discussion heads towards the definition of self-organization!

Liz Rykert's curator insight, February 14, 2014 9:12 PM

Culture in an organization feels like it results from self-organizing patterns of relating. Here is one of three refs within the article - it is short and worth the read: A self-organizing system (SOS) consists of a set of entities that obtains an emerging global system behavior via local interactions without centralized control.
(from Research Days'08, see [IWSOS:2008]))

Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, February 15, 2014 1:07 PM

Another important concept to help structure leaders' collaborative learning.

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Networked for complexity

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In the 21st century, then, the industrial era has given way to the social era, and it is time to rethink both how we work and how we organise ourselves to do so. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Christophe Bredillet, Bernard Ryefield
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:39 PM

Terrific blog post by Richard Martin. You should follow Richard on Scoop.it [url=/u/2565370 x-already-notified=1]Richard Martin[/url] and on Twitter here

Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:01 AM

I picked out this abstract which resonated with me..." a company is like ‘a social network of productive relationships in which stakeholders are deployed where they are of greatest use. It is designed as a flow of input that can come from anywhere in the network. The work is asynchronous in time and place, and people contribute whatever expertise they have, irrespective of rank or experience." 


Great post.