How Self-Organization Happens

Self-organization refers to natural processes of human relating, that are similar at all scales of order in the natural world.The dynamics of self-organization are much more rich and complex than the simple patterns we use to model them.Being able to make sense of these dynamics enables us to build new potentials in teams. The level of trust rises when we recognize our basic human capacity to collaborate with each other. Narrative-based applications can visualize some of the subtle patterns that shape a team’s potential for acting in certain ways (and not others) over time.
There isn’t one specific pattern that emerges from self-organization. The processes are so deep and fundamental to human interactions, that you cannot enforce any specific hierarchical or non-hierarchical pattern with rules.  Trust between people is an outcome of allowing people to freely self-organize. Complex networks of trust emerge and change as people continuously negotiate their relationships.