[OSList] Summer research project idea: 'self organisation'

John Baxter via OSList oslist at lists.openspacetech.org
Wed Nov 26 17:25:37 PST 2014

Hello facilitators of self organisation

Let's take a moment to consider self organisation, as 'field' or 'practice'.

I am scoping a summer project at the moment (in the southern hemisphere!).

I have been reading and learning all I can about self org.  There is less
than I expected at the heart of self org practice, but much more than I
realised in intersecting fields (e.g. in governance, democracy, community
organising, management, change, systems...).  There are also unanswered Qs
about what 'self org' *is* (indeed, if it is anything at all).

It might be worthwhile formalising this, through a focused research
project, and sharing the results in a report or the like.

Possible focus questions that come to mind for me are
- what does someone need to know to say "I do self organisation"?
- what would someone need to know to be an 'expert' in self org?

Would appreciate your perspective, as a practitioner-facilitator-fellow
wave rider:

What (if anything) do you think deserves to be done?
Who should be involved in doing it?

​Thank you for contributing to the quest!

*John Baxter*
*Cocreation Consultant & ​Co​Create Adelaide Facilitator*
jsbaxter.com.au <http://www.jsbaxter.com.au/> | CoCreateADL.com
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