Why all these Rules and all this Structure? (26 mins)

Nick Osborne

People have mixed reactions to discovering that this approach to Self-Organization involves a clear set of rules- ranging from surprise >resistance > relief. This video is a long one, but if you are curious about and/or resistant to 'why rules?' then it's worth the watch and includes:

  • the role of rules in organisations which are not Self-Organizing
  • rules in different varieties of Self-Organization
  • turning power upside down
  • why rules?
  • organizing without organizers
  • rules & the power shift. 
Self-Organizing Systems Modelling Nature- The Beehive

Here's a short clip of how one person taking this program has made sense of the material in the course so far, shared here to give an additional perspective from a different voice. Many thanks to Angharad Barlow from Tree Sisters for this video and for the inspiration to use the hive as the image for the story above.