This blog is to express my own understanding of organizational and real-life phenomena that I find interesting. I was in the software industry as an engineer and a manager for nearly 15 years before I moved out to Organization Development (OD). I was attracted to OD because I realised if we got the people factor right, other things would fall into place. What I love doing apart from helping clients in their business, is to listen to music, play table tennis, cycling and reading non-fiction
When I was doing my executive PGD in TISS-CSOL on OD and change, we had credit courses on Complex Adaptive Systems and Human Interaction Labs (aka T-groups), two very essential topics to OD. We were also asked to write reflection papers on Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and Human Interaction Labs. When I sat down to write them, I realised one is connected to the other and ended up writing about how Labs are in fact Complex Adaptive Systems. If you want to understand CAS, I think a good place to start with could be T-groups and probably the other way round too. Given the complexity of both the systems, the points I have presented here may be experienced differently by different people. And these are only my initial thoughts. Welcome your thoughts.