Clear goal, simple rules


:Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior.
:Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.

::—Dee Hock, CEO Emeritus VISA International

From team charter:
*”’Team”’—A group of people or animals linked in a unity of purpose.
*”’Self-organization”’—The tendency of an open system to generate new structures and patterns based on its own internal dynamics. Organization design emerges from the interactions of the agents in the system; it is not imposed from above or outside. Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science

Three factors influence the patterns that emerge:
#The container sets the bounds for the self-organizing system. It defines the “self” that organizes.
#Significant differences determine the primary patterns that emerges (power, level of expertise, gender, …).
#Transforming exchanges form the connections between system agents.

Just as a person needs time and space to incubate thoughts before a new Idea can emerge, a system needs a bounded space for the emergence of new patterns. Patterns imply structure, organization. Self-organizations gives you order for free. Effortless organization? don’t just do something, stand there!

Life is a [ serious game]. life is a broccoli.