Architecture for Living Systems
I view learning as the primary task of all organizations and organisms. What is learning? Learning to me is a search for the truth, about people, our world, and about how things work. As Kurt Lewin, the founding father of social psychology, pointed out, there are two kinds of organizations. The first is focused on unearthing the truth in every way possible. The second has lost sight of reality and is now spending great amounts of energy and time hiding the truth and hiding from the truth.
Balancing Stability and Agility
Some change is inevitable. Wait, did I say that? Maybe all change is inevitable. So then, how can we design organizations to best create that perfect balance of agility and stability? Is learning and seeing the truth more important to an organization than leadership? Is a new form of leadership needed for today's organizational needs? The best learning, as we can see from children, includes play. How might we create structure for the organization that promotes play and learning? Anything stirring in you? I this this as a place for exploring, and not so much about answers.