Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Chaordic Age and the New World Wide Web

Dee Hock had been preaching and practicing chaordic concepts when he was interviewed at the turn of the century (2000) by Smartleadership.com. "Hock coined the term to describe any organization, system or business that is "self-organizing, self-governing, adaptive, nonlinear, and complex, and which harmoniously combines the characteristics of both chaos and order."

More of his ideas in his 2005 book One from Many. Now for the rest of us, the challenge could perhaps be how to harness the value of "engagement at the edge" of chaos and order.

Suddenly I'm reminded of Espen Andersen's take on blending dot.com and dot.org.

BTW this post was provoked by randommind's blog: Who da boss when it comes to social software in learning organizations?

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the link, Joel!