A biological way to think about information, systems, people and collaboration

Understanding how biological strategies can be applied to information technology requires a completely new way of thinking. Hopefully, this paper, together with the working example, will provide a few conceptual models that might help.

Description of content

It starts with a paradigm shift (part 1):

The need for a new mind set
It's about a system of people - not information
Biological systems break all the rules

It then provides some conceptual models (part 2):

The first step in understanding
Nature's algorithm
Mutual dependence
People as parameters

It then explains how these conceptual models can be applied (part 3):

Copying Nature's strategy
Nature's short cut

It then describes a working example (part 4):

A simple example
How stigmergy comes into it
Making the system more efficient
How the system can grow