Complexity of our social, political, economic and technological environment has increased recently to unprecedented levels creating frequent disruptive events (and occasional extreme events) that affect our lives and work. As a contribution to the knowledge on how to cope with complexity, the paper reports research on self-organisation. A practical approach to designing self-organising systems, based on author’s substantial experience, is outlined.
agent autonomy, business processes, complex social systems, emergent creativity, emergent intel- ligence, emergent leadership, self-organisation
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