Replying to LO28496 --
Jan Lelie <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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