doing self-organization - OST "foundations"
hhowen at verizon.net
Tue May 29 13:21:32 PDT 2007
Artur - great to see you here! I could ask where you have been hiding, but I
am afraid you might tell me. :-)
I'm curious why do you include the Law of Two Feet under the heading of
"micro-rule," but not the Four Principles?
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Subject: Re: doing self-organization - OST "foundations"
[Very quickly with no time for revision.]
I also believe that self-organization, in its relation with complex adaptive
systems, is fundamental to OST.
In voluntary emergent Systems there are normally micro rules that allow for
self organization to emerge at a macro level.
So this thread can be a good way to look for those micro rules.
When we ask "Why does OST works?" there are a lot of micro rules that are
"imposed" in OST "by design".
I would also agree that "invitation" is one of those.
Bur there are others that are so evident that we don't think about them
anymore when we refer to OST.
Like diversity (the invitation being sent to all the interested
Like the circle in all types of sessions (allowing for equality and for
The posting of themes (people are again invited, but not forced)
The break out session procedures.
The law of two feet.
What I would not consider as "foundations of OST" (when we think at a micro
level) are the so called principles. If they exist at all, I think they are
a macro effect of what I am calling the foundations.
They occur (as many other astonishing things) when some very easy and simple
micro rules are followed. May I call this micro rules the real foundations
Peggy Holman <peggy at opencirclecompany.com> wrote:
Such a rich discussion!
I want to introduce a couple themes that stand out for me as we continue to
form the notions that describes self-organization in social systems.
For me, the practice of opening space brings consciousness to the
self-organization that is evolution at work. (...)
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