Organisation is a means of getting things done. But it is also a way of living together.**
(Maureen O’Hara and Graham Leicester)
Everyone one the Planetary Team knows the moment. The moment when we knew our calling was to break boundaries and push humanity to the stars.^
(Peter Diamandis and Steve Kotler)
You can put a group of people together and call them a team. You’ve organised them. This is organisation as form.
When a group of people find each other because of collectively recognised issue and when they begin to both commit to the task and to each other, you have what Victor Turner called communitas, a self-organising community, what I think of as a community of must.
These are the people who make change happen, the people Margaret Mead had in mind when she asserted:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.^^
Never doubt that you will find yours … or maybe begin yours.
It is what we get up to on a really good day.
(*From John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us.)
(**From Maureen O’Hara and Graham Leicester’s Dancing at the Edge.)
(^From Peter Diamandis and Steve Kotler’s Bold.)
(^^Margaret Mead, quoted by Brainy Quotes.)