RE: Speed, Technology, Progress LO102
Mon, 13 Feb 95 22:35:21

Michael McMaster commented:
"To keep the anthropomorphic and the merely metaphorical at bay, I begin
with the idea that organisation is a phenomenon rather than a thing and
that it is both emergent and self organising to begin with.

Is this useful to the dialogue?

Mike McMaster <>"

Although I agree that it is more useful to think of organizations as
phenomena, I have come to adopt the view that they are both process
(emergent) and product (structure, culture, etc.). I find it more useful
to hold both of these viewpoints - when I can - simultaneously, in the
same way I think of rivers; that is, they are water moving from some place
upstream to some place downstream, but they are also the flow of water
past this place here...

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