Self-synchronization (temporal) + self-assembly (spatial) = self-organization (complex systems)

Is it possible to “self-organize” an operation by insuring common intent and purpose and shared situational awareness?

A network-centric approach:

1. A robustly networked force improves information sharing.

2. Information sharing and collaboration enhance the quality of information and shared situational awareness.

3. Shared situational awareness enables self- synchronization.

4. These, in turn, dramatically increase effectiveness.

See "Decentralized Command and Control: Self-Organization in a Simple Model for Emergency Response" by Dr. Michael Bell.