Understanding living systems can seem impossible. Working out how all the inter-dependencies and relationships work leads into a morass of aligned and conflicting theories and practices. Trying to make sense of how these could reasonably help in addressing workplace questions becomes even more confusing. Instead of making things better, looking at our worlds as living systems seems to make them ever more complicated and confusing. Here at Heart of the Art we seek to explore the nature of living systems and how we may understand them. The Big Five characteristics are a way in which we may do that.

© John Atkinson (2016)