Distributed Control

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Distributed control means that the outcomes of a complex adaptive system emerge from a process of self-organization rather than being designed and controlled externally or by a centralized body.

Definition from: A complexity science primer. (n.d.). Review of the book Edgeware: Lessons from complexity science for health care leaders by Brenda Zimmerman, Curt Lindberg, Paul Plsek. Retrieved September 1, 2006, from http://www.pms.ac.uk/healthcomplexity/files/Primer%20on%20Complexity.doc