Have you ever been in a group, with very few rules and yet they still worked, and in fact they worked better than the groups with too many rules to work by, that’s the power of self-organising systems.
And when you look at these self-organising systems, no one really seems to be in charge, and yet they still function and produce results.
And that’s a paradox we find ourselves in at the moment, where the people in administration want to retain and weld as much power as they can possibly accumulate, but in the process, they strangle the organisation.
Simplifying The Complex – Peter Lawry
With a self-organising system, they have a common aim and focus, a few simple rules, then watch the magic happen as people begin to organise themselves to the aim and the few simple rules to follow, then everyone becomes a leader and the self-organising system begins looking after itself because everyone is aware of the parameters they are working to.
Self-Management And Self-Organisation: Agile Games With Motion
If one changes the focus and the simple rules, then like anything, the self-organising system will change and gain a different result and a new culture will emerge.
The challenge in developing a self-organising system is to find the focus and the few simple rules to guide it