Organizing

This is Jan Höglund’s personal blog. Below is a series of new posts on ”organizing in between and beyond.” The series is inspired by David Bohm’s and F. David Peat’s notion of ”the order between and beyond”1 in Science, Order, and Creativity. Bohm’s and 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.

Table of contents

Here are the posts sorted chronologically.

Notes:
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. Order is considered both as a means of describing a system, and as the actual way a system is constituted. Bohm and Peat investigate order not only in science but in society, and indeed the whole of life. Order permeates the whole infrastructure of concepts, ideas, and values, and enters the framework in which thought is understood and action is carried out. Order influences perception, communication, and action. Ibid., pp. 97–146.
3 The notion of generative order is primarily concerned with a deeper order out of which the manifest form of things can emerge creatively. Ibid., pp. 80, 148, 154–157, 216, 286–287.