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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 14. 1970

Indeterminate increase in complexity of organization..

Indeterminate increase in complexity of organization...

To manage this system with its accelerating expansion requires increasing complexity of organization - increasing diversification and subdivision of corporations and public agencies, increasing speed and content of information communication and processing, increasingly narrow and diverse professional specialization of individuals who are increasingly parts of larger and more complex social organizations, and so on. An indeterminate increase in complexity is thus occuring. We are still, with stunning technological skill and power, largely successful in an external, obstensible sense, least, in keeping organized this system of expanding energy use and complexity. It is likely, though I cannot prove it, that the organizing devices are increasingly strained by that which they must organize, and may become increasingly vulnerable to self-amplifying disturbance.