organisation of the biomatrix in space:
the entity system as “emerging middle”
An entity system emerges “in the middle” from the interaction with its outer environment, inner environment and itself.
An entity system is offered contributions of mei (i.e. matter, energy and information) from systems in its outer environment, inner environment and from itself.
These contributions are tapped (or not) and internalised by the entity system of focus (tapping is illustrated by the small tapping arrows and orange tapping bars).
Put differently, an entity system is co-produced by its outer environment, inner environment and by itself. The co-producing systems arise from all spheres of the biomatrix (i.e. the naturosphere, psycho-sociosphere and technosphere) as well as all levels, from the planetary to the sub-atomic level.
Even if the same external conditions were to impact on different entity systems sharing the same inner environment (e.g. identical twins growing up in the same family, neighbourhood and school), each would respond in different ways. Each entity system will develop differently, with its own unique emergent qualities. For example, one person takes advantage of (i.e. taps) talent offered by the inner environment (e.g. genetic predisposition, previous experience) and the supporting opportunities offered by the outer environment (e.g. education, parental support). Another person may have similar opportunities but lacks the interest or discipline to develop them. Likewise, different organisations respond differently to the same market conditions.
Thus each entity system emerges “in the middle” from the opportunities inherent in the outer and inner environment, which of them it taps and how it processes them.
Whatever the nature of the environment, the entity system has a choice in how to respond to it. Thus each entity system is ultimately responsible for its own development.
relevance for the change manager
Enhancing the self-responsibility of a system for its self-development is an important principle of change management.