Complexity:: understanding living systems
Thursday, 21 June, 2012 1 Comment
Reading the attached may, in many respects, do no more than confirm what you already knew…even if aspects are so familiar that they are taken for granted.
“Living Systems” with too much order can become as fragile as those with too much chaos and one of the most significant sentences is, perhaps, the last:
You must not become complacent with a pattern that works today because new patterns will be needed in the very near future
…do we continue to wait for uncertainty like we can do nothing or do we use advanced tools [from Ontonix] to identify the “patterns” than can help us maintain “balance”?
If we don’t prepare how can we be resilient?
All systems have certain characteristics in common. Non-living systems include heating and air conditioning systems, electrical systems, computer systems, radar systems, weather, the solar system and so on. Living systems include animals, people, organizations, communities, nations and the world. The following key characteristics of systems are based on General System Theory, the landmark work by Viennese biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy, and other insights from the life sciences.
- Organizations As Systems (fitforrandomness.wordpress.com)
- Even when the DNA is similar “we can’t fix today’s problems with yesterday’s tools”:: Part 1 (fitforrandomness.wordpress.com)
- Ontonix roadmap for:: the long and winding road to enlightenment (fitforrandomness.wordpress.com)
- Simplifying organisational complexity:: inspired infographics – The Art of Complex Problem Solving (fitforrandomness.wordpress.com)
- Don’t (just) believe your eyes:: heuristics + complexity = guesswork (fitforrandomness.wordpress.com)
- TRUST:: only if “leaders” can walk the talk! (fitforrandomness.wordpress.com)