Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


Self-organization is a process where some form of global order or coordination arises out of the local interactions between the components of an initially disordered system. The organized self is the technological augmentation to help achieve this in any and all organizations. It entails software representing us in finding opportunities to create mutual value with others, and helping to realise that value; a human- rather than company-centric perspective.

The ramifications begin to blur the definitions of employee and ‘the firm’. Indeed, anyone who continues to view the firm as simply the sum of its payroll already operates in today’s world with yesterday’s blinkers. The organized self aims to do for organizing what social media has achieved for communications – eliminate friction and encourage heterarchy. Perhaps it’s a logical endpoint of the current vista of social business / future of work / responsive org.

Added February 21, 2020