Monthly Archives: February 2016

Political Self-Organization and Fractal Patterns

The objective of this work is to better analyze and understand social self-organization in the context of social media and political activism. More specifically, we center our analysis in the presence of fractal scaling in the form of 1/f noise … Continue reading

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Organization, Development and Function of Complex Brain Networks

Recent research has revealed general principles in the structural and functional organization of complex networks which are shared by various natural, social and technological systems. This review examines these principles as applied to the organization, development and function of complex … Continue reading

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Organizational Development, Complexity and Dynamics of Systems

The social, political, economic and ecological environment in which the organizations are immerse, has forced them to look for mechanisms that allow them to give agile and economic answers, in addition to show and generate flexibility and adaptation, that is … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Organizational Change – Systems and Complexity Theories

It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to gain competitive advantage by being able to manage and survive change. This paper presents two theoretical paradigms (systems and complexity theories) through which organizational change processes can be fruitfully examined. Systems and … Continue reading

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A Cognitive Interpretation to Organizational Complexity

Organizational theory has construed complexity as an objective characteristic of either the structure or the behavior of an organization. We argue that, in order to further our understanding, complexity should be understood in terms of the human cognition of a … Continue reading

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Psychological Aspects of Systems Intelligence

The construct of systems intelligence (SI) is a new concept to social and human sciences and to the study of man. This article aims firstly at providing a psychological articulation of SI by using different concepts of “intelligence” as offered … Continue reading

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From Neuro-Linguistic Programming to Systems Intelligence

Systems Intelligence (SI) is fundamentally about communications. Learning to work more effectively at the human interface, meaning in relation with other people and oneself, leads to an increase in Systems Intelligence. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) offers valuable insight in a technical … Continue reading

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Being Individually Together is Systems Intelligent

This essay brings into dialogue the concept of systems intelligence and the scientific empirics of  volunteering. The empirical section presents a phenomenological study that focused on individual-level volunteer motivation and the experience of volunteering. This study produced an octagon model … Continue reading

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Dialogue and Systems Intelligence – A Work Philosophy

The article discusses dialogue as a way to enhance Systems Intelligence. A core idea of dialogue is to enhance human systems, be that, an organization, a team, or a family to recollect, create and strengthen its fundamental values. The article … Continue reading

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