If an organisation malfunctions, i.e. fails to address the reasonable needs of all those within it, one approach is to reform it. This assumes that those within it, whose needs are being met, wish to do so and co-operate in the process. But, first of all, they have to feel the need for this.

If the organisation becomes an institution, it’s stuck. Then comes the revolution and overthrow of tyranny (often beginning as benevolent in intention).

Another approach is to set up an alternative form of organising (NB the verb) which is not institutionalised. This will inevitably drift towards institutionalisation, so let’s hope there’s enough sense to disband before it gets there; or smash it up when it does.

Robert Fripp
Thursday 24th. September, 2020
Bredonborough, Middle England