[OSList] Summer research project idea: 'self organisation'
John Baxter via OSList
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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
What (if anything) do you think deserves to be done?
Who should be involved in doing it?
Thank you for contributing to the quest!
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