Hi, I'm Jeff... I've always been fascinated with how organizations work (or don't work): the good, the bad, and the ugly. Over a decade ago, I began to learn more about how the social sciences--particularly economics--can shed light on the matter. Later, I stumbled on a bit of wisdom from the field of biology. Specifically, the concept of Stigmergy: "a mechanism of indirect coordination, through the environment, between agents or actions."
Putting all of these elements together, I began to ponder one big question: might organizations work best when we generally treat them as decentralized, highly self-coordinating systems? If so, what are the rules, principles, and norms that might need to be in effect to make that process work? Then came STGMRGY, my avenue for studying this process and giving support to businesses and startup companies that push the boundaries of corporate self-organization.