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As a noun organisation is the name given to a structure containing people with a particular purpose: a business organisation. In addition, however, it is also used when talking about the act of organising something, the way in which the parts of a whole are arranged and the quality of being systematic and efficient. In the twenty-first century these all seemingly come with the view that these are all good things. Are they really?


Disarray to some, unstructured order to others. Eclectic dishevelment or is that a clever cover? Lazy hedonism or orchestrated hyper-complexity? A mess, a disgrace or a cultured act of dexterity?

Random, cluttered, unfettered and messy Chaotic, unfocused, unplanned and stressy. Adversity, confusion or liberated freedom One mans mess is another mans expression.

Anti-organisation, call to bear uncoordinated arms. My chant, my mantra, my dysfunctional psalm. My unabashed, unconfined, unbridled gift. My advice, drop organisation, take a quantum shift.

(Loot, 2019)


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Image: Organization, oil on canvas painting by Arshile Gorky American abstract expressionist painter of Armenian ethnicity / National Gallery of Art, Wash.

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