are understood as systems that operate autonomously, and co-evolve between themselves through transitions between disorder and order: they have been studied from different schools of thought which include the sciences of complexity, complex adaptive systems (CAS) and cybernetics.
It is purpose that the self-organizing system
tries to keep intact as the whole of career reorganizes to respond to the discontinuities of developmental tasks, occupational transitions, and personal traumas.
Due the advantages and possibilities of decentralized self-organizing systems
, researchers focused on approaches for distributed, content-addressable data storage so called Distributed Hash Tables (DHT).
I recently learned that Enrico Fermi had originated the concept of self-organizing systems
and that he had used a particular computer, MANIAC, to carry out his calculations.
Networked organizations, self-organizing systems
, positive returns to scale, organizational agility, and sensory awareness are mentioned as characteristics of a revolution in military affairs.
Positive feedback is considered a key ingredient but not a crucial component of self-organization: "most self-organizing systems
use positive feedback" [my italics] (Camazine et al.
The proper question is "How do we guide the development of a self-organizing system
, encouraging where necessary and constraining where appropriate?
Consequently, without system thinking, a self-organizing system
becomes fragmented and originating collaborative efforts becomes difficult.
The brain is a self-organizing system
whose many parts cooperate to produce coherent behavior, Thelen said.
What better way to explore complexity in communication than to use an inherently complex and self-organizing system
, an electronic online forum.
theory suggests that in such situations the system will fail to adjust to the environment in a timely manner as it must obtain approval from parts of the organization that have not experienced the environment in the same way.
A self-organizing system
consists of both the idea of consistent identity and the idea of dynamic variations essential for its continuous viability.