Do you ever think about your central and peripheral nervous systems? That is, the combination of neurons, axons, fibres and synapses that coordinate “the voluntary and involuntary actions … and transmit signals between different parts of its body”.
That part of our bodies which receives environmental and situational stimuli, analyses the messages and responds. Directing actions in space and over time. Without it, we could not function. And, if it is not working well, then we cannot work well either.
Stop and consider that for a moment. Does the combination of dispersed and moving resources, connected together and acting in response to messages sent via communication channels remind you of anything? Your own service organisation? No, not immediately?
Well, it should – there are many parallels; in terms of structures and of functions. Both sense and respond, analysing data and making sets of interlocking decisions using various levels of autonomous and coordinated “next best actions” to deliver. Both monitor outcomes and modify behaviours in order to succeed. Both are vital to survival.