A “spin glass” is a disordered magnet, where the spin of atoms is not aligned in a regular pattern. It is a mix of positive and negative feedbacks occurring as each of the magnetic atoms try to align with its neighbors. Frustration occurs because of conflict and competition among the interaction of spins. The study of spin glasses has led to the discovery of solutions for a variety of difficult real-world problems from immune response maturation to organization science.
The spin glass concept demonstrates that, in nature, the world is holistic, meaning any action or inaction has an effect upon others in the system. The world is not linear. The Spinglass Management Group, LLC professionals recognize this non-linearity and stand ready to adapt in our relationships. We believe that action and adaptation are the keys to long-term organizational success.