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Open Space Technology - How To Create Inspired Meetings

Open Space Technology - How To Create Inspired Meetings | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Open space technology - enable all kinds of people, in any kind of organisation, to create inspired meetings and events.

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In Search of 21st Century Democracy: Two Weeks in Taipei | Civicist

In Search of 21st Century Democracy: Two Weeks in Taipei | Civicist | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it

Some great examples of self-organizing. 

 

 

It matters what ideas we use to think ideas. It matters what thoughts think thoughts. It matters what knowledges know knowledges. It matters what relations relate relations. It matters what worlds world worlds. It matters what stories tell stories. —Donna Haraway It matters what experiments we use to experiment. Society and technology have undergone significant …

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Citizens Foundation Presentation & Case studies - Twin Cities - December 2017

Citizens Foundation Presentation & Case studies - Twin Cities - December 2017 | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Citizen participation and digital tools for upgrading democracy in Iceland and beyond Robert Bjarnason - citizens.is Twin Cities - December 2017
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Network Principles in Action = A Visual Gift!

Network Principles in Action = A Visual Gift! | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
I mentioned in a previous post how much I love Twitter, for a variety of reasons, including how it helps me to see networks at work and can help create a variety of great network effects. Well I ha…
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Never Under-Estimate the Immune System

Never Under-Estimate the Immune System | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Every large and successful institution has an immune system – a collection of individuals who are prepared to mobilize at the slightest sign of any “outside” ideas or people in order to ensure that these foreign bodies are neutralize
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Shapr - Meet Inspiring People, Shape Your Life

Shapr - Meet Inspiring People, Shape Your Life | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Shapr is a networking app that brings you a personalized daily dose of inspiring people to meet. It is the quickest and easiest way to connect with like-minded people nearby on a daily basis, and to give you the opportunity to grow as a professional and as an individual, right at your fingertips! It's pronounced Shaper ;)
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PayPal & Zoom Integrations | Zapier

PayPal & Zoom Integrations | Zapier | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Instantly connect PayPal with Zoom to automate your work - get started in minutes with pre-defined integrations or easily make your own.
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Wanxiang Blockchain and the Future of Distributed Business

Wanxiang Blockchain and the Future of Distributed Business | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
By now, blockchain technology has become a well-known industry disruptor. Yet few grasp just how truly revolutionary the blockchain can be. Many know.
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Doomed to Failure: Pilot and Roll Out doesn't work for complex problems

Doomed to Failure: Pilot and Roll Out doesn't work for complex problems | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
In the UK, so many government programmes of change are predicated on this theory of pilot and roll-out. It holds true for many global corporations as well. Invariably, the successes of the pilots (and there are often many successes) fail to be replicated at scale in the wider system. We notice this but continue to pursue the same model in each new change initiative. If we are to break this pattern we need to consider afresh the way in which we attempt major change.

The pilot and roll-out model works well in a mechanistic system.  If I have a problem with the suspension on my car I can adjust the damping until I get a setting that works better. Applying that adjustment to all similar suspension systems on all similar models of car will most likely be a success. This is a characteristic of mechanistic systems; they are predictable.

When we come to work with human systems something different occurs. Jake Chapman described the difference between mechanistic and living systems in a wonderful metaphor. If a mechanistic system is like throwing a rock (in that it is predictable, with a knowledge of basic ballistics you can accurately predict where the rock will fall) then a living system is like throwing a bird. Once it leaves your hand who knows where it may go, perhaps the place you intended but not necessarily by your predicted route. Or it may go somewhere entirely different.
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Toward Place Governance: What If We Reinvented Civic Infrastructure Around Placemaking? - Project for Public Spaces

Toward Place Governance: What If We Reinvented Civic Infrastructure Around Placemaking? - Project for Public Spaces | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Governance, whether formal or informal, strong or weak, top-down or bottom up, has great potential to redefine and refocus itself around Place.
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A Manifesto for the Open Participatory Organization

A Manifesto for the Open Participatory Organization | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Today we have agile teams working inside conventionally tiered organizations, which imposes multiple constraints on what is possible. Now it is up to us to write in more explicit terms, about “the…
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Perspectives from Complexity – Our Future at Work – Medium

Perspectives from Complexity – Our Future at Work – Medium | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
In a previous series of articles, I spoke about releasing complexity. In this series I am concerned with new perspectives about organizational life, at all scales, that emerge from the complexity…
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 3, 4:15 PM
Complexity and chaos have much to offer. William Doll explored it from a curricular perspective. It is about patterns and uncertainty in our teaching and work.
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VoiceVoice - Our Platform

VoiceVoice - Our Platform | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Purposeful conversations, produced with cutting-edge technology and best-practice facilitation. Get your audience to participate and take action on issues your organization cares about.
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The Emergence of Consensus: A Primer

The origin of population-scale coordination has puzzled philosophers and scientists for centuries. Recently, game theory, evolutionary approaches and complex systems science have provided quantitative insights on the mechanisms of social consensus. However, the literature is vast and scattered widely across fields, making it hard for the single researcher to navigate it. This short review aims to provide a compact overview of the main dimensions over which the debate has unfolded and to discuss some representative examples. It focuses on those situations in which consensus emerges 'spontaneously' in absence of centralised institutions and covers topic that include the macroscopic consequences of the different microscopic rules of behavioural contagion, the role of social networks, and the mechanisms that prevent the formation of a consensus or alter it after it has emerged. Special attention is devoted to the recent wave of experiments on the emergence of consensus in social systems.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 14, 4:59 PM
There is a link to a PDF article.

The article explores how consensus arises when institutions are not involved.
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Complex Dynamics of Sexual Harassment

Complex Dynamics of Sexual Harassment | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Human systems dynamics teaches us to stand in inquiry, but there are some things we know for sure. As we listen to and engage in conversations about sexual harassment, certainties rise to the surface and need to be voiced. Here are some things we know for sure about sexual harassment.
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George Monbiot on the Commons | P2P Foundation

George Monbiot on the Commons | P2P Foundation | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
George Monbiot, a columnist for The Guardian, may be the most prominent champion of the commons that I’ve discovered in mainstream journalism today.
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Crowding in the skin: Stem cells sense neighborhood density to make decisions

Crowding in the skin: Stem cells sense neighborhood density to make decisions | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it

Imagine humans without a particular point of view but able to take a different stance to add to the diversity of the group.

 

Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to constantly renew throughout our lifetime as well as change its size to perfectly fit and cove

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Resolving the awkward paradox in Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organisations

Resolving the awkward paradox in Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organisations | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Update: May 2015. This article has been shared widely in the Reinventing Organisations community. I have made a few small revisions, and added comments directly from Frederic at the end. Over dinner…
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Special Report: Self Governance - The Southern Movements Way

This week's Laura Flanders Show comes from Whitakers, North Carolina and the annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies -- a living experiment i
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Why Self-Organization Demands a New Reality | news.sys-con.com

Why Self-Organization Demands a New Reality | news.sys-con.com | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
Innovation’s and Self-Organization’s Common Dilemma

There are two forces at play, however, that hold organizations back from transforming their culture and creating a new reality that will be conducive to self-organization — and which wildly popular business books have already well documented.
In 1997, Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen, released one of the most influential business book ever written, The Innovator’s Dilemma. Yet twenty years later, many organizations are still unable to overcome the dilemma.
In his book, Christensen explains that large enterprises fail to innovate not because they do not recognize the innovation or because they are unable to re-organize around it. Instead, he reveals, executives have built their incumbent enterprises to maximize value and meet ever-increasing growth demands — and innovations, in that context, fail to meet return-on-investment (ROI) expectations and so are left to languish.
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Placemaking in Adelaide - Example of new governance

A presentation for Peter Smith, CEO of Adelaide City Council at an international Placemaking conference in Detroit.
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A New Model of Collaborative Philanthropy (SSIR)

A New Model of Collaborative Philanthropy (SSIR) | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
A new effort called Co-Impact is bringing together donors from around the world to better identify, align, and support opportunities for systems-level change.
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Perspectives from Complexity Science

Perspectives from Complexity Science | Self-organizing, Systems and Complexity | Scoop.it
This workshop is about a kind of organizational development that deals with self-organization, elegant architectures and those principles that foster emergent behavior, team intelligence, distributive power and decision-making – without rigid new governance models.
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