Human Element in Complex Systems

We human beings have notable characteristics that are not found elsewhere. We are not hives nor algorithms. We are unlike the agents in other non-human complex systems where all the agents are identical and easily replaceable. Our qualities are essential and they play a fundamental role in knowledge work and modern organisations.

Human Element

# Identity

We have a unique identity, diversity and heterogeneity.

# Intentionality

We have have free-will, spontaneity, and agency. We are not driven merely by instincts, pain or pleasure, needs or desires, but we are driven by beliefs, values, principles, sentiments, emotions, intuition, irrationality, and much more.

# Intelligence

And we are intelligent; we have memory and we learn. In addition, we can co-create new knowledge and share it with others.