"Self-organization can be said to be the process of the dynamic sending and receiving of authorization by and between individuals and the group. In other words, “self-organization” is actually the act of dynamically establishing who has the right to do what work. A major and essential aspect of self-organization in social systems is the sending and receiving of authorization and authorization-related information. Without this, the group cannot accomplish what we currently call “self-organization.”"

Authority & Authorization in Open Space |

"Making our cognitive models explicit can help us spot the differences for things we consider the same."

Examples that break the model | The IT Risk Manager (via structureprocess)

(via structureprocess)


Interesting example of Holacracy at work: founders propose a new visual identity, company / role-holder rejects it - for the benefit of the whole.

"Watch the clouds. They will teach you about the world of form."

Eckhart Tolle  (via emotional-algebra)

(via the--good--life)

"To-do lists are evil. Schedule everything."

How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m. (via theweekmagazine)