Organizational DNA

In complex adaptive systems, groups have the capacity to move together, even when they are free to make their own choices.

Like a flock of birds, teams, organizations, and communities synchronize without enforcing alignment. The key is a short list of Simple Rules. The rules allow every individual to act with local information and still to participate in emergent coherence. Rules inform individual action, and individual actions create systemic patterns over time and space. In this article, Royce Holladay explores why and how Simple Rules are both simple and complex.

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