I have recently been reading an article by Meg Wheatley on the power of networks and emergence and how this contributes to organisational growth, knowledge and sharing. It challenges the traditional notion of change within an organisation whihc is often driven from the top down. Change is more likely to happen when people with similar ideas, values and ideals connect and influence , then connect up again with others. This starts on a small scale and grows through the possibilities of self organising networks.
It also led me to reflect on the work I have done using Cognitive Edge techniques and emergent principles. Much of this relies and successfully relies on the notion that the idea comes from an individual who then connects up with others and the change then has the possibility of growth.
For those who are interested I have attached the article via this link:Lifecycle meg Wheatley’s article