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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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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:40 PM

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.

Anne Caspari's comment, January 21, 2013 3:35 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 5:15 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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Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety 

Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety  | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

Engineering has experienced a technological revolution, but the basic engineering techniques applied in safety and reliability engineering, created in a simpler, analog world, have changed very little over the years. In this groundbreaking book, Nancy Leveson proposes a new approach to safety—more suited to today’s complex, sociotechnical, software-intensive world—based on modern systems thinking and systems theory.


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Design Systems Handbook

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Your guide to design systems best practices. Learn how to design, build, maintain, and implement design systems–from design leaders and world-class teams.
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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

Goals are strangely at odds with long-term progress.


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How to Make Difficult Problems Easier to Solve with Systems Thinking

How to Make Difficult Problems Easier to Solve with Systems Thinking | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Systems Thinking to tackle wicked problems and increase your speed of thought. This is how you can think of new ideas 10 times faster.

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Why Systems Thinking Matters – Four Kitchens

Why Systems Thinking Matters – Four Kitchens | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
There is an incredible payoff in pinpointing a singular problem, strategizing a solution and bringing a vision to life. Knowledge work usually doesn’t offer such clear feelings of accomplishment because, often times, the solution shines a light on a whole host of other issues. But as we come to appreciate the intricacies and complexities connecting … Continue reading "Why Systems Thinking Matters"
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Systems Thinking: comprehensive way of understanding how systems work

Systems Thinking: comprehensive way of understanding how systems work | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Systems Thinking allows you to see both the big picture & the details, & also assess any unintended consequences
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10 Films That Make It Easy to See How Our Economy Is Killing the Planet

10 Films That Make It Easy to See How Our Economy Is Killing the Planet | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
We can do so much better than this.

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Why do we work so hard?

Why do we work so hard? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

Our jobs have become prisons from which we don’t want to escape.


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Work follows us home on our smartphones, tugging at us during an evening out or in the middle of our children’s bedtime routines. It makes permanent use of valuable cognitive space, and chooses odd hours to pace through our thoughts, shoving aside whatever might have been there before. It colonises our personal relationships and uses them for its own ends. It becomes our lives if we are not careful. It becomes us.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 17, 2017 2:44 PM
This is a good question, which is well-explored in the article.
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Is this a true picture of work?

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Change Management: Making Organization Change Happen Effectively

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What exactly is change management? Learn what this broad term means, and about some of the tools and techniques to help you manage change successfully in your project.
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Systems thinking: a cautionary tale (cats in Borneo)

Learn about sustainability for free with short animation videos! Find all sustainability videos and join the community o

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Systems thinking changes everything | From Poverty to Power

Systems thinking changes everything | From Poverty to Power | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
A Guardian 'long read' extract from How Change Happens nicely captures many of the central arguments of the book
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Core Competencies for Performance Consultants

Core Competencies for Performance Consultants | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Four categories of competencies are critical to the success of any performance consultant.
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Capra Course Alumni Lectures: Felicia Chavez Discusses Sustainability and Spirituality

Capra Course Alumni Lectures: Felicia Chavez Discusses Sustainability and Spirituality | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
The fourth edition of Fritjof Capra's Capra Course has now started and we are already having some amazing conversations about the systems view of life. When participants complete the course, they are given access to the alumni network, which is now really starting to grow, with many interesting projects and collaborations emerging.
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Systems Thinking: Trust Your Gut – Positive Returns – Medium

Systems Thinking: Trust Your Gut – Positive Returns – Medium | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
A key question teams are asked when vetting their strategy is, “how did you protect against baking your assumptions into your analysis?”
This is particularly important in systems-based work, which relies heavily on getting a holistic and more objective understanding of the environments in which we operate. But our unexamined preconceptions can lead us to just hear what we want to hear, seek out only those voices that are closest and most familiar to us, or fly over critical information or dynamics.
But assumptions, intuition, and “gut feel” are also critically important.

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Purpose + Context = Connectedness | Sustainable Brands

Purpose + Context = Connectedness | Sustainable Brands | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Identifying Purpose goes deeper than the vision or mission of an organization – it plumbs to the depth of the positive contribution the organization wants to make to society and the planet in the long run. Purpose also leads to a clear legacy picture and brand identity that transcends the transactional nature of products and services, and taps into the core of corporate culture. In the end, this requires back-casting from the expected ideal in order to define what needs to happen in the short- and mid-term.
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Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained)

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained) | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
The smartest people in the world use mental models to make intelligent decisions, avoid stupidity, and increase productivity. Let's take a look at ho
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Systems Thinking and the Cobra Effect - Our World

Systems Thinking and the Cobra Effect - Our World | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Using systems thinking, policymakers can avert the 'cobra effect' where simplistic policies come back to bite you with unintended outcomes.
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Comment gérer l’humain dans un monde VUCA

« On entend beaucoup parler d’un monde ‘VUCA’ dans lequel nous évoluerions. Comment adapter nos activités et processus RH à ce mode de fonctionnement pour en t…

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Are You A Calibrator?

Are You A Calibrator? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
As the epitome of a Calibrator, Marissa Mayer is meticulously focused on building a better system — a standout of her achievements at Google. However, her
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self-organization is the future

self-organization is the future | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
self-organization is the future https://t.co/QC9LC701Wh https://t.co/aZHEt5GcwE

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9 ways to make your boss fall in love with your ideas 

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Have you ever had a new idea?
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How to Make a Systems Graphic to Understand Shared Enterprises

How to Make a Systems Graphic to Understand Shared Enterprises | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Wherever we are, we need to deal with complex systems, from small family units to whole environmental ecosystems. With zillions of entities interacting, it's almost impossible to keep track of how our actions may affect the world. When we are faced with such situations and need to understand complex systems or find solutions to complicated problems, it can be helpful to visualize our understanding of these interactions.
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