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 soci...

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Chaos is Natural

Dolva: I agree with you. Order, stability, consist...

  Dolva, Australia

We Must Embrace Complexity

Fantastic Gary. I wonder if in our attempt to forc...

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Resilience versus Robustness

@Dolva: Your use of the word "resilience" is very ...

  Prakash Peter
Consultant, India

Change is a Natural Process

From uncertainty order, stability and consistency ...

  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 re...

  Darryl Lynn Jones, United States

Have Humans Lost the Ability to Live with Uncertainty?

Hi Dolva, if may interject a brief observation, co...

  Joseph Adedio Egievba
CEO, South Africa

Change is Embedded in Life

Change is embedded in every living being that exis...


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Organization and Change

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