within the SERENITY of ORDER
"There can be little doubt that order has become a more important element in the competitive mix than it used to be. The frontier spirit of Britain's industrial revolution or of US twentieth-century capitalism, with ALL its vigour, can make great ships and create giant oil companies, but IT DOES NOT foster the meticulous attention to detail and marketing that has enabled Japan to flood the world with video-recorders.
The TOP-DOWN CONTROL by the bosses of Britain and America in the past has
by the highly-educated workforce of Japan today.
But if the added value in societies comes increasingly from services - for example, the programmes which are shown on the video recorders as opposed to the manufacture of the VCRs themselves - then societies must foster CREATIVITY alongside ORDER.
At one extreme there is a society where people sit in rows and do what they
are told. At the other there is one where everybody does their own thing.
will be to find a way of balancing the two ...
For the ancient Greeks. "chaos" was the empty void that
existed before the creation of the world and civilisation.
In confronting the orders of chaos, of growth and stability, it would appear that we
are now coming face to face with something which is buried in the very foundations
of HOMO SAPIENS' existence, which would lead one to believe that learning to
handle complexity means learning to live more intuitively, because intuition is
the key to making significant changes in complex systems, helping them
evolve and evolving with them.