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Everything exists only in relation to everything else

Photo from part of the page of a book: Businesses as If They Had Souls In "Relationships: The New Bottom Line in Business", the first chapter of their book 'The Soul At Work', Lewin and Regine (2000) talk about complexity science: "This new science, we found in our work, leads to a new theory of business that places people and relationships - how people interact with each other, the kinds of relationships they form - into dramatic relief. In a linear world, things may exist independently of each other, and when they interact, they do so in simple, predictable ways. In a nonlinear, dynamic world, everything exists only in relationship to everything else, and the interactions among agents in the system lead to complex, unpredictable outcomes. In this world, interactions, or relationships, among its agents are the organizing principle" (pp. 18-19).

Relationships are the organising principle.

Photo from part of the page of a book: Businesses as If They Had Souls In "Relationships: The New Bottom Line in Business", the first chapter of their book'The Soul At Work', Lewin and Regine (2000) talk about complexity science: "This new science, we found in our work, leads to a new theory of business that places people and relationships - how people interact with each other, the kinds of relationships they form - into dramatic relief. In a linear world, things may exist independently of each other, and when they interact, they do so in simple, predictable ways. In a nonlinear, dynamic world, everything exists only in relationship to everything else, and the interactions among agents in the system lead to complex, unpredictable outcomes. In this world, interactions, or relationships, among its agents are the organizing principle" (pp. 18-19).

Reading Michael Fullan — Leading in a Culture of Change (2001)… This book is 18 years old and bringing lots of bits of my brain together.

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