Organizational metamorphosis

Goethe’s Way of Science makes it possible to see the continuous form and metamorphosis of the growing plant. What I’m wondering about is whether organizations are like plants? If so, this has profound implications on how we see and think about organizations. Henri Bortoft writes in The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way of Science (page 93) that:

[Dynamical organic systems] have to be understood holistically and not analytically, as well as dynamically and not statically.

For more information, see Dialogue on Leadership: Interview with Henri Bortoft by Otto Scharmer.


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Jan Höglund has over 35 years of experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog where he shares his reading, book reviews, and learning.

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