Self organization in natures teams
These groups don’t depend on hierarchical leaders.
Instead each member is constantly aware of its external environment and the other members in its group and instantly synchronizes its behaviour with them according to very simple rules.
These individual behaviors, taken together, produce complex and seemingly intelligent group behaviour.
Richard also points out that natural self-organizing behaviour, such as the infectious fidgeting when a meeting reaches a natural end, is present in human teams but often our team leaders do not recognise or respect it.
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and the most evolved non-human species on the planet is not who you think it is! Arie de Geus is credited by many as the inventor of the concept of "the learning organisation". In his book "The Living Company" Arie describes an interview with Professor Alan Wilson, distinguished zoologist and botanist.