Self Management = efficiency and Success? LO28528

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 05/17/02

Replying to LO28496 --

Dear Organlearners,

Jan Lelie <> writes:

>Today i learned that Prigogine warned that the
>maintenance of organization in nature is not and
>cannot be acheived by central management; order
>can only be maintained by self-organisation.

Greetings dear Jan,

See my reply to Alan Coterrell
"Hard Work and Efficient Management = Success? LO28514"
for an explanation. Natural organisations waste far less free energy
than artificial(=hirarchic) organisations.

The organisation which I wrote about has a hirarchial management
structure. One night during one meeting of one committee, I could not keep
my mouth shut. I said that its meeting was merely a cloak repetition for
the meeting of its supervising commitee. During that meeting all the
subordinate committees will each go through the motions once again. What a
waste of free energy!

With care and best wishes,


At de Lange <> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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