Organizing retrospective 5

This is a post in my series on organizing “between and beyond.” Other posts are here. This is a retrospective of what has happened during the week. The purpose is to reflect on the work itself. Here is my previous retrospective. Here is my next retrospective.

What has happened? What needs to be done?
I have read The Search for Meaning by Paavo Pylkkänen (editor) during the week, and wrote this post on the meaning of meaning from David Bohm’s perspective. I also wrote this post on information vs. misinformation. I find Bohm’s notions of order and meaning very interesting. A conclusion from this week’s work is that meaning is very much related to deeper generative orders for organizing!

  • I will read Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order by Pylkkänen next week.
  • I will also re-read Arleta Griffor’s essays in The Search for Meaning. These essays caught my attention. Arleta Griffor writes about the self-organizing nature of the implicate order and how to deal with misinformation, among other things.

People sharing my interest in new ways of organizing have started to approach me since I started to write this series. Here is a post about Bill Fox’s  (@BillFoxStrategy) interview series on forward-thinking workplaces. And here is a post about Ben Kuiken’s new platform on new ways of organizing work and society. Ben Kuiken interviewed Gerard Endenburg recently. Endenburg Electronics doesn’t seem to be fully sociocratic any longer. Here are my thoughts about that.

What was good? What can be improved?
I appreciate the continued input and feedback from my readers.

  • Reading and gathering input is necessary, but it takes very much time. I need to spend more time on free flow thinking and writing. I see, for example, a connection between David Bohm’s meaning and Robert Hartman’s values. Here is my review of Hartmans’s book Freedom to Live. I also see a connection between Bohm’s misinformation and Henri Bortoft’s counterfeit wholeness. Bohm’s and Bortoft’s notions give new perspectives on organizing.

Related posts:
Organizing in between and beyond posts

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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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