Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Wladawsky-Berger, Irving (Nov 9, 2018), A Biological Approach to Management, Retrieved on 2018-11-20
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    20 NOV 2018

     Seeing Organizations as Biological Systems

    There’s a continuing struggle between complexity and robustness in both evolution and human design. A kind of survival imperative, whether in biology, engineering, or business requires that simple, fragile systems become more robust. But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex. Furthermore, that additional complexity brings with it its own unanticipated failure modes, which are corrected over time with additional robust mechanisms, which ...
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    - Other takeaways: Resilience, rather than efficiency. Holism, rather than reductionism. Plurality, rather than universality. Pragmatism, rather than intellectualism Experimentation, rather than deduction Indirect, rather than direct approaches