Organizations as Brains. Matt Braun Mary Mulcahy Colleen Mooney Lorraine E. Zlupko. Organizations as Brains.
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The brain as a system engages in an incredibly diverse set of parallel activities that make complimentary and competing contributions to what eventually emerges as a coherent pattern (p. 75).
* Building a Learning Organization
* Requisite Variety - internal diversity
* Corporate DNA
Working toward change
*Resistance of status quo
* Managers must be willing to truly let go
Where the school is now…
Where we want to be ---- Structure
An Example of Interconnectedness…….. Structure
Blue Brain Project
Reconstructing the brain piece by piece and building a virtual brain in a supercomputer—these are some of the goals of the Blue Brain Project. The virtual brain will be an exceptional tool giving neuroscientists a new understanding of the brain and a better understanding of neurological diseases.The Blue Brain project began in 2005 with an agreement between the EPFL and IBM, which supplied the BlueGene/L supercomputer acquired by EPFL to build the virtual brain. (http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/page-56882-en.html)
Where we want to move as an organization…