Symbiotic relationship

A few weeks ago I talked about “systems theory.” I was intending to pontificate that unless every part (of the system) worked together rather than in silos, the possibility of achieving goals would be close to impossible. This theory is well documented and studied in business schools especially in the areas of organizational management and strategic planning.

For some strange reason, this morning my mind wondered to my 10th grade biology class in which we studied various relationships that exist between and among organisms and species in various ecosystems. I vividly remembered: symbiotic relationship. The biology literature informed us that these species and organisms develop this kind of relationship in order to survive. The literature clarified that sometimes they harm one another and at other times they help one another but unless they exist in this relationship, they will perish. It means that these organisms don’t necessarily like one another but they co-exist and tolerate one another so that they can survive.

The literature is deeper than I have provided but I think the point the made.

Symbiosis is the way to go