locality in context of Worldwork theory is most often used in contrast to non-locality. In a group, you might find that a particular behaviour appears predominantly in one person or department where it is considered "local" , yet the dynamics with which this behaviour appears has non-local characteristics. For example the issue of "time keeping" might be continuously brought up by the same person, who develops a reputation for this - yet the issue itself belongs to the larger process of the whole organization. A person or department can be seen as a local memory that a system can access if needed or forced to by self-balancing dynamics. If someone else steps strongly into the "time keeping" role, then the person usually associated with it will either change, or leave the organization and help someone else to become more aware of time.