Wheatley & Kellner-Rogers on the future of organizing

Here is an article from July/August 1996 on The Irresistible Future of Organizing by Margaret J. Wheatley & Myron Kellner-Rogers. They write: “Organizations-as-machines is a 17th century notion … Three hundred years later, we still serach for “tools and techniques” …” “The tension of our times is that we want our organizations to behave as […]

The limits of automation

Here is an article on Robots Will Replace Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind in Harward Business Review, October 11, 2016. They “expect that within decades the traditional professions will be dismantled, leaving most, but not all, professionals to be replaced by less-expert people, new types of experts, and high-performing […]

Diane Musho Hamilton on exploring truth in all points

Here is an article1 by Diane Musho Hamilton where she comments on the US presidential election 2016. Hamilton writes (my emphasis in bold): “… because [truth] … is fragmented, our interiors feel fragmented. When it becomes so difficult to find the truth, we start to allow crude and reductive discourse to limit our own minds. […]

Tamsin Woolley-Barker on deep patterns in life

Tamsin Woolley-Barker is an author and evolutionary biologist. She looks for the deep patterns in life. Here is an article1 where Tamsin Woolley-Barke writes: Organizations can’t keep growing the way we structure them today. There’s nothing inherently wrong with hierarchies. In fact, nature uses them all the time—to stop change from happening. … Hierarchies are […]

När livet står på spel och tillvaron rubbas

“Jag har arbetat i mer än trettio år och jag är djupt oroad över det som sker … Det finns otaliga exempel på beprövad erfarenhet … som visar på vad som är väsentligt då livet står på spel och tillvaron rubbas. … Det är inte individuella diagnoser … som är det primära. Det väsentliga handlar […]

David Bohm on ecology, organization, thinking, dialogue, and wholeness

David Bohm on ecology, organization, thinking, dialogue, and wholeness:1 “… the ecology in itself is not a problem. It works perfectly well by itself. Its due to us, right?” “The earth is one household really, but we are not treating it that way …” “… the more you made society big and you had organization, […]

Overview of organizing orders

This is a post in my series on organizing  “between and beyond.” Other posts are here. The series is inspired by David Bohm’s and F. David Peat’s notion of “the order between and beyond”.1 I wrote in the 1st post that organizing “beyond” is a “deeper order” of organizing which transcends the compromises in “existing […]

Bioteams obliterate permission structures

Here is a post by Doug Kirkpatrick where he reviews Ken Thompson’s book Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Natures Most Successful Designs. Thompson notes that bioteams obliterate permission structures, which are so common in traditional organizations. Accountability is instead a natural consequence of the transparency and reliance on reputation in bioteaming.