Title

Nurturing Intelligent Human Systems: The Nonlinear Perspective of the Human Minds

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

Organizing around intrinsic intelligence is a new paradigm that all human organizations must adopt if they wish to evolve successfully in the emerging intelligence revolution. This fresh mindset perceives human systems as intelligent corporate beings possessing an orgmind and a collective intelligence of their own. Intelligence is the entity that drives the universe and its microcosms. Some attributes associated with human intelligence are mindfulness, information processing, knowledge structuring, and nonlinearity. Nonlinearity, in particular, is manifested because the inherent sources of intelligence, the human minds, are complex adaptive systems where order and disorder co-exist. Human organizations that are intelligent are able to tap on and exploit these characteristics collectively and effectively. Consequently, these organizations are able to learn, adapt, selforganize and co-evolve quickly with their environment as biological beings. Their intelligent structure is also better at exploiting the innovative and creative energy embedded at the edge of chaos.

Discipline

Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Human Systems Management

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

281

Last Page

289

ISSN

0167-2533

Publisher

IOS Press