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

Kathryn Maloney
Feb 27, 2017 · 6 min read
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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.


The Ready

Lessons from our quest to change how the world works.

Kathryn Maloney

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org change + transformation, systems whisperer, leader advisor, agitator, partner@theready

The Ready

The Ready

Lessons from our quest to change how the world works. Topics include org design, self-organization, and dynamic teaming.

Kathryn Maloney

Written by

org change + transformation, systems whisperer, leader advisor, agitator, partner@theready

The Ready

The Ready

Lessons from our quest to change how the world works. Topics include org design, self-organization, and dynamic teaming.

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