Organizing reflection 8

This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. The purpose of this post is to reflect on subjects occupying my mind. I make no claim to fully believe what I write. Neither do I pretend that others have not already thought or written about the same subject. More often than not, I take up, combine, and add to already existing thoughts and ideas.

What is on my mind?
Anthony Judge describes possible options for administration of gatherings of 500 to 50 000 people. In Towards a Pattern Language for participants he discusses the possible “windows through which participants can perceive the gathering and the possibilities for action”. From this he derives hsi various positions in regard to meeting patterns, roles and concerns.

Anthony Blake’s comment on this is that the “creation of a pattern derives from a common intent”.1 To which I would add that a pattern is useless without a common intent. It is the intent that is primary, not the pattern. In the language of David Bohm, the pattern has to be an explicate expression of the implicate intent.

1 Anthony Blake, The Supreme Art of Dialogue: Structures of Meaning (DuVersity Publications, 2009, 3rd printing), p.237.

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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. He shares his reading, book reviews, and learning on his personal blog.

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