Emergence and self-organization

Life’s fundamental processes are emergence and self-organization. The following quotes are from So Far from Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World by Margaret Wheatley:

Life gives us a world of order for free, capable of organizing itself, not from oppressive control but from inner coherence.

What matters is now: how we live, work and create together .. creating meaning by how we are together in the present moment.

Emergence is how life changes, never from just a single cause, but from a complexity of many causes and parts interacting.

Jazz wouldn’t exist without the surprise of what emerges when it all comes together and transcends individual virtuosity.

Life’s fundamental process of creation is self-organization – … there is always a self that gets organized.


Published by Jan Höglund

Jan Höglund has over 35 years experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog. A common theme is his search for better ways of working together.

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