Change is a Natural Process

Organization and Change


amani gera
Accountant, Egypt

Change is a Natural Process

If we think about change as a natural process in life...
This occurs from two related lines:
1. The theory of chaos and self organization on the one hand, and
2. Complexity theory on the other hand.
As Gareth Morgan said: 'Examine the flocking of birds; inspite of all the unpredicitability, coherent order always emerges out of the randomness and surface chaos'.


Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Cynefin Framework and Types of Change

Amani: check out the Cynefin framework. Complexity and chaos theory is applied here to distinguish between traditional "idealistic" and "naturalistic" change.
- Idealistic change is appropriate if the situation is on the ordered side (complicated and simple domain) because cause and effect relationships exist.
- However, where there is unpredictability, uncertainty, and no known cause/effect relationships, we are on the unordered side of complexity and chaos. Here the change process must be naturalistic; that is, we let the system find the solution. This is where your statement "change as a natural process in life" makes sense.

Dolva, Australia

Natural Change?

Gary - what if order is only created by human societies - which means idealistic change can only hap... Sign up

Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Chaos is Natural

Dolva: I agree with you. Order, stability, consistency are all human desires. But it's a two-edged s... Sign up

Dolva, Australia

We Must Embrace Complexity

Fantastic Gary. I wonder if in our attempt to force our chaotic/complex systems to conform (current ... Sign up

Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Resilience versus Robustness

@Dolva: Your use of the word "resilience" is very apropos. I sense there is a shift away from "robus... Sign up

Prakash Peter
Consultant, India

Change is a Natural Process

From uncertainty order, stability and consistency occurs. When desires gets strengthened by commitme... Sign up

TSE Pak Hoi Isaac (Dr.)
Professor, China

Chaos is Dissipatory, Complex Emergence of Order is Constructive on Its Own

@Dolva: chaotic situations dissipate energy and resources. Nature resolves surplus energy and emotio... Sign up

Darryl Lynn Jones, United States

Have Humans Lost the Ability to Live with Uncertainty?

Hi Dolva, if may interject a brief observation, consider that self-preservation drives technology wh... Sign up

Joseph Adedio Egievba
CEO, South Africa

Change is Embedded in Life

Change is embedded in every living being that exist on earth. Human development and growth entails c... Sign up


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