• Helene, I think that description fits diffusion processes, like heat transfer by conduction, or chemical diffusion by osmosis, as statistical processes in which area of high concentration tend to diminish and result in more uniform distributions.    The link to Alvira's paper attempts to explain that saying that the "organization" that systems emerge with is a barrier to that diffusion of differences.  

    What it leaves out is where "organizaiton" comes from except to offer an abstract theory, as if organizational development that results in concentrations of energy that don't disperse wasn't most often quite concretely observable..   To understand it you can hyphenate the word to emphasize the derivation as a verb as ""organ-izaiton", referring to the making of whole units of coordinated and connecting parts.     

    You don't need theory for things you can directly observe as much as you just need to learn how to observe them more and more closely.    Then some theory for what you are observing can help a bit, but without that connection to observation theory doesn't give you practical for applicaions. 

    The first observable sign that a new form of organziation is emerging in your environment is recognizing a pattern of change over time exhibiting "accumulative proportional change", what identifies systematic "growth" in the emerging organization of the system developing.   When you one indicator of growth you then look for how widely it and related indicators are distributed, to identify the domain of the  "organ-ic" emergence being observed.   To put it more simply, those signs of growth are nearly always the first sign of *someting happening.

    Does that help?