This purpose of this blog is to search for better ways of working together. Here is an ongoing series of posts on ”organizing in between and beyond.” The series is inspired by David Bohm and F. David Peat’s notion of ”the order between and beyond”1 in Science, Order, and Creativity.
Science, Order, and Creativity by Bohm & Peat
Bohm & Peat’s ideas are used to investigate ”order”2 in organizing. The purpose of the series is to inquire into a deeper ”generative order”3 for organizing, an ”organizing beyond,” which transcends the compromises of ”organizing in between.” It’s a search for a major shift in how we perceive and organize work.
1 Bohm and Peat ask in the last chapter of their book whether it is possible to move from fixed positions to an order that lies both ”between and beyond.” See David Bohm and F. David Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity (Routledge, 2010, first published 1987), pp. 275–314.
2 The notion of ”order” is too broad to be encompassed within an all-inclusive definition. Bohm and Peat approach the subject in a discursive fashion, and explore the meanings and implications of order. Ibid., pp. 97–146.
3 The notion of ”generative order” is primarily concerned with a deeper order out of which the manifest order can emerge creatively. Ibid., pp. 80, 148, 154–157, 216, 286–287.