Change as a Force of Nature: How Org Designers Hold a Living Systems View on Change

  1. All living systems are interrelated and interdependent,
  2. All living systems have the capacity to self-organize, and without constraints, have the capacity to develop and evolve, and
  3. All living systems operate according to the principle of differentiation, in that to exist is to be different.

In the systems that involve human interaction, or human systems, change (transformation and evolution) will occur best under the conditions and with the appreciation that we are all innately connected. In other words, humans rely on and impact one another even when not in direct conversation or the same physical space.

We evolve and grow both in spite of ourselves and as a result of great intention and discipline. By design, we are perpetually drawn into action to realize our potential.

As org designers, we take a living systems and co-creation point of view. We view change as a life force and an inevitability rather than as a threat. We optimize systems to leverage and ride change, rather than control or resist it.

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Committed to emerging the humanity within organizational life as a matter of strategic urgency, we hold space for beautiful, tangible + worthy change.

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