A Simpler Way by Margaret J. Wheatley

By Margaret J. Wheatley

Built round 5 significant topics -- play, association, self, emergence, and coherence -- a less complicated means demanding situations the best way we are living and paintings, proposing a profound worldview.
In considerate, inventive prose, the authors aid readers attach their very own own reviews to the concept businesses are evolving structures. With its secure, poetic variety, a less complicated means can assist readers bring up their organizing skill and unfastened them from the day-by-day pressure that disorganization brings.

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In the seas life built great reefs that broke the impact of storm-driven waves. It sifted and piled up shining beaches along the shores. Working with amazing strength and endurance life transformed an ugly and barren landscape into a benign and beautiful place. In a universe where the desire to experiment and to create is so inescapable, it seems important to ask why. Why are novelty and experimentation so encouraged? Why does life seek to organize with other life? When living beings link together, they form systems that create more possibilities, more freedom for individuals.

All of us are always engaged in trying to convey our experience of life in images that can connect it with other experiences. Even the most analytic science, the most careful construction of models, is always poetry, the creation of images that evoke experience, linking things together for new ways of comprehending. We cannot know the world in an objective way. We can never get outside our senses to determine if reality exists in some sphere beyond us. We can never gain a true picture of how it really is.

The simultaneity of parallel processing may look like wasteful redundancy. Yet our fears about redundancy developed from the belief that organizations work best when they mimic machine efficiencies. What is efficient for a machine – simple, stepwise operations, maximum outputs from minimum inputs, nonrepetitive parts and processes – has little correlation to the way the world explores itself. ” Each walker is a cluster of a thousand bacteria. Exorbitant numbers of these walkers – about ten thousand per colony – go off simultaneously, searching in all directions.

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