#1369 - an activity, not an entity
The word "organization" is a noun we use to identify an entity.
An entity is something that exists apart from other things. As such, it has its own form, shape, structure, attributes and dimensions.
The concept of wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics states that every particle may be described as either a particle or a wave. Inspired by this, I wondered what happens if we assume an organization is an activity, not an entity.
We would obviously look at and measure it differently.
For example, let's assume an organization is the act or process of different particles moving together in the same direction. We would probably represent it with a vector, an arrow with a beginning and an end. It would then have different attributes like direction and magnitude. We would focus on other measures.
When we think about an entity, we focus on how it is, how it became - its story - and maybe we investigate how it can change. But with an activity, we are less worried about how it is today; instead, we focus more on where it is going and how it is moving.
Like in the wave-particle duality, an organization may simultaneously be an entity and an activity.
I definitely need more time to explore this concept.