LO & The New Sciences LO5654

Thu, 15 Feb 1996 13:31:59 -0800

Replying to LO5577 --

Yes I see the beauty of your proposition.

Recursivity is central to self-organization and to the emergence of
complexity and life. Recursivity leads to self-similarity.
Self-similarity (recursivity) is a powerful universal organizing

The idea of self-similarity in organizations based, on self-similar and
therefore "rich" jobs (jobs with all the dimensions of planning, learning,
deciding, doing, responsibility, accountability, etc.) is specialy good
from my point of view because such rich jobs enable "dignity".

We have found that "dignity" is necessary for an orientation of ambition,
growth, learning, and creativity. Organizations where dignity is not
enabled are doomed to have resigned, resentful, tranquilized members. If
such organizations do not change they will not flourish.

Roberto Reichard


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