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Flock Theory: A New Model of Emergent Self-Organization in Human Interaction
Unformatted Document Text:  Flock Theory 21 Tenet B: Leaders must guide the group towards the goal or destination (Purpose) Central to the role of leader is to maintain that the group is moving in a direction of purpose, related to Axiom 2: Direction matching. Often the goals of group interaction can get lost over the course of the interaction, thus it is even more important that the shifting of leadership is done so that there is understanding at the point of the shift. Thus it should be noted that in an emergent group, the leadership shift does not need to be clearly defined, in that there can be more that one leader at any given moment. This is most clearly revealed during the actual shift of leadership, much as a relay racer successfully passes the baton by having both runners maintaining a firm grip until an understanding is reached that the new runner has control. Although not a necessary condition, the multi-leadership model allows for the building of knowledge or novel ideas where any given move may indeed spark a vibrant trajectory in another potential leader. Thus the role of leader is indeed passed from one actor to another in such a manner that intersubjectivity can exist at the point of leadership shift. The above axioms and tenets provide a structural breakdown of situations of emergence and autopoietic self-organization in human interaction. There are of course situations that do not call for this type of structure, yet it is claimed that these groups will foster maximum utilization of intellectual capital, as well as creating an egalitarian situation. The axioms and tenets are presented separately in Table 1. ---------------------------------- Insert Table 1 About Here ---------------------------------- Future Applications and Methods Three main streams of research are underway to test and elaborate elements of flock theory. The first is an application to online communication via Internet newsgroups and chat discussion groups. Newsgroups are currently being examined with respect to their networked

Authors: Rosen, Devan.
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Flock Theory 21
Tenet B: Leaders must guide the group towards the goal or destination (Purpose)
Central to the role of leader is to maintain that the group is moving in a direction of
purpose, related to Axiom 2: Direction matching. Often the goals of group interaction can get
lost over the course of the interaction, thus it is even more important that the shifting of
leadership is done so that there is understanding at the point of the shift. Thus it should be noted
that in an emergent group, the leadership shift does not need to be clearly defined, in that there
can be more that one leader at any given moment. This is most clearly revealed during the actual
shift of leadership, much as a relay racer successfully passes the baton by having both runners
maintaining a firm grip until an understanding is reached that the new runner has control.
Although not a necessary condition, the multi-leadership model allows for the building of
knowledge or novel ideas where any given move may indeed spark a vibrant trajectory in
another potential leader. Thus the role of leader is indeed passed from one actor to another in
such a manner that intersubjectivity can exist at the point of leadership shift.
The above axioms and tenets provide a structural breakdown of situations of emergence
and autopoietic self-organization in human interaction. There are of course situations that do not
call for this type of structure, yet it is claimed that these groups will foster maximum utilization
of intellectual capital, as well as creating an egalitarian situation. The axioms and tenets are
presented separately in Table 1.
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Insert Table 1 About Here
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Future Applications and Methods
Three main streams of research are underway to test and elaborate elements of flock
theory. The first is an application to online communication via Internet newsgroups and chat
discussion groups. Newsgroups are currently being examined with respect to their networked


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