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Stephen Downes

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This article gets at the complexity of inter-personal relationships and connections, and I like the complex adaptive relationship model (CAR) that is described here. The term 'complexity' itself "covers four broad topics: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity." The focus here is on valuing the individual in a context that is usually governed by the organization (a simple example: job descriptions stating 'other duties as agree' instead of 'as assigned'). Where I disagree is the assertion at the end that "it's a balance" between the individual and the whole. No - it might be a negotiation, but some things (like, say, individual health) are not subject to a 'balance' at all.

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Last Updated: May 30, 2024 12:32 a.m.

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