Holland (1995) suggested that seven basics (four properties and three mechanisms) are common to all complex systems. See Brownlee (2007), Smith and Bedau (2000), and Holland’s TED Talk for details on these complex systems basics to respond to in this week’s Discussion.
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Your perspective on Holland’s properties and mechanisms of complex adaptive systems.
Next, explain what is useful and/or problematic in his approach.
Finally, explain how Holland’s ideas might inform your understanding of the structure of organizations and how that may support your ability to lead or manage effectively.