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2010 07-02-acsi-as-a-self-renewing-system --stahle 2010 07-02-acsi-as-a-self-renewing-system --stahle Presentation Transcript

  • Self-renewal of Systems Pirjo Ståhle, Professor, Innovation Executive ACSI
  • Two dynamics of self-renewal
    • Self-organization
      • Ilya Prigogine
    • Autopoiesis and self-reference
      • Humberto Maturana and
      • Fransisco Varela
      • Niklas Luhmann
  • A person can understand a system only by participating in it. Niklas Luhmann
  • Luhmann emphasises constant ongoing development; a change where the core identity of the system remains.
  • Prigogine emphasises quick and radical change; self-organization and spontaneous transformation.
  • Both Prigogine and Luhmann say that the core of renewal is communication on micro level.
    • The quality of the communication within the system defines its capability for renewal, radical change, innovation and influence.
    • Both point out the importance of the formal and informal power structures of the system; the either promote or prohibit communication within the system.
  • The antecedants of self-organization
    • Far from equilibrium
    • Entropy
    • Iteration
    • Bifurcation
  • Chaos or unstability lead to innovation and self-organization only if the antecedants are being met. Otherwise the outcome is only disruption.
  • Self-referential systems – continuous renewal
    • Communication is the basic unit of self-referential systems.
    • Communication refers to action, event and understanding not primarily to the content
    • The purpose of communication is to lead on to choices not on to consensus.
    • Only communication can create situations that open new possibilities.
  • Antecedants of autopoietic self-renewal
    • 1. Self-referential closure
      • What we are not -> what we are
      • Using others as a (negative) mirror
      • The ultimate goal is to define itself as a entity that jumps out from the environment
  • 2. Double contingency
      • The relationship between two people is the basic of renewal
        • positive dependency on each others
        • equality and voluntariness
      • The links between people create the limits for learning and renewal.
      • Relationship forming is always based on risk taking. If the risks are not taken, the whole system is being blocked.
  • 3. Processing meaning
    • All systems test and create trust before being able to process meanings. Processing meanings is based on the trusty relationships in the system.
    • The system’s capability of processing meanings leads on to quick renewal