Edge of emergence, relativistic complexity, and the new leadership
In this paper, the edge of chaos is re-examined, and shifted to the third critical value. The second critical value is re-defined as the edge of emergence. This shift allows the macro-dynamic of emergence to be better comprehended. Upon crossing the edge of order (first critical value), first degree self-organization or self-transcending constructions occurs leading to intra-system emergence. Similarly, after crossing the new edge of emergence, second degree self-organization or self-transcending constructions occurs leading to inter-system emergence. In all biological systems, a complexity-intelligence linkage exists intrinsically, and this is even more so in human organizations. As human agents' self-stability and self-centricity possesses a mental dimension due to their intense intelligence and consciousness; complexity is in the mind of the beholder. Complexity in the human world can be relativistic. Thus, a human agent or human organization may perceive certain spaces of complexity as spaces of relativistic order – leading to the emergent of relativistic complexity. In this analysis, the relativistic complexity dynamic (encompassing order, relativistic order, and complexity) and its association with the intelligence leadership strategy will also be analyzed.
Newtonian mindset, complexity mindset, intelligence mindset, intelligence paradigm, emergence, reductionist hypothesis, constructionist hypothesis, relativistic complexity
Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
Human Systems Management
LIANG, Thow Yick.
Edge of emergence, relativistic complexity, and the new leadership. (2013). Human Systems Management. 32, (1), 3-15. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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