Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

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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Systems Intelligence, Knowledge Systems and Darwin

This chapter anayses Systems Intelligence concept using systems theoretic tools constructed by combining the traditional input-output presentation of a dynamical system with a model for organizational knowledge creation. The analysis reveals that the concepts of internal models and perception filters … Continue reading

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Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, is the Source of Morality

There you have it: the elemental fear that belief in evolution will cause morality to collapse. That fear is predicated on a powerful assumption: that morality comes to us from God via religion. This is false. It is demonstrably false. … Continue reading

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Autopoiesis and Spirituality

The term “autopoiesis” was introduced by Maturana and Varela around 1972 by combining the Greek words auto (self-) and poiesis (creation, production) to refer to the mechanism by which living systems continually produce themselves as autonomous unities. “When we speak … Continue reading

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Complexity and Semiosis of Human Life

From experience everybody knows that life dynamics are complex. Life phenomena, events and processes emerge out of interaction of many interwoven factors. Complex is the physical organization of human body, extremely complex is the emotional life of people, their thoughts, … Continue reading

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Complex Adaptive Systems in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

This article examines applications of complexity theory within the behavioral and social sciences. Specific attention is given to the fundamental characteristics of complex adaptive systems (CAS) — such as individuals, groups, and societies — including the underlying structure of CAS, … Continue reading

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