Monday, 19 January 2009

Self-organization (for the worse)

This was one of those days that one wished things were self-organizing in another way. Reading books the last years made me feel self-organization was a positive thing, but what if powerful systems organize the wrong way?

What if lots of stakeholders cannot put their stake into the ground and stop the system from self-organizing for destruction. Ever had that impression?

No, I don't mean the financial crisis. I mean around you. The city you live in, the company you work for, the partners you work with, the church you go to.

Lately I'm pondering about ways to intervene in such situation without real power.  Can it be done by an idividual? Do you need a collective? Can it be done via a silent revolution? Can it be painless?

Any suggestion is welcome, reactions on suggestions even more.

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