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23 October 2022

Recursiveness: A Key Design Concept for Transforming Organizations from Centralized Hierarchies toward what Militaries Hark as ‘Mission Command’ and ‘Mutual Trust’ in Complex Warfare Contexts (using Whitesnake lyrics and a Friends Episode)

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Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/recursiveness-a-key-design-concept-for-transforming-organizations-from-centralized-hierarchies-6062c6c199d8

Recursiveness is not a common term offered in design workshops, nor does one find it in any existing military design doctrines, and on the commercial side of the design equation, one must hunt far and wide to find any specific mention of it. Karl Weick, Christopher Ansell, Haridimos Tsoukas, Douglas Hofstradter, Donald Schön, and postmodernists such as Deleuze and Guattari make many direct or implied examples and applications of what recursiveness is- but these also might get muddled in the educational application to new designers, strategists and planners.

Image source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/169940585910738617/
Image source: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/whitesnake-here-i-go-again/
Image source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hopelasater/best-moments-friends-the-one-where-everybody-finds-out

https://benzweibelson.medium.com/single-loop-thinking-non-reflective-military-cycles-of-ends-and-means-c7643fe51290

https://benzweibelson.medium.com/teaching-epistemology-to-design-students-using-abbott-costello-734ce08b7624

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