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ELI5: Self-organization (Spontaneous Order), and should humans care about it?

This is a topic that comes up so much in the modern workplace, but I wonder what people think it really means. I also wonder how we'd explain it's importance to a five year old! If it's ever going to catch on, I think this is a crucial step.

Some primers, to give you an idea of the sort of 'self-organization' i'm referring to (not necessary of course):

- Is there too much management? Self-Management?

- Bureaucracy, and what's wrong with it (if anything).

- Networks, and why they are important (or not)

- Complexity theory (now you're getting deep)

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