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Manage Strategic Change
“Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place.” — Suzy Ross
Build Adaptive Capacity
In the 21st century, people are looking for ways to build coalitions and partnerships that make a difference in the world. Whether it’s corporate, non-profit, or governmental strategy, organizations and groups are realizing they can’t do it all. The challenges are too big. People, ideas, and needs are too diverse. More traditional ways of working together fall short as more people recognize the urgency of issues we face--climate change, social and economic disparities, ideological differences, globalization, and technological development.
Build Adaptive Capacity
You will have to experiment and find things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. That's all right, you are feeling your way into the thing. - Emily Carr
Last week the Human Systems Dynamics Institute hosted “Twenty-first Century Facilitation: Find Wisdom in Chaos.” As with all Adaptive Action Labs, we will meet to hold a more formal review. Today, however, I am sharing my more immediate reflections about this Lab. Using the Adaptive Action format makes this a simple, logical practice that keeps me focused on what’s important. I don’t get lost in the details or drama. Here’s how it works.
Business & IndustryPlan in Uncertainty
The shortest distance between two points is under construction. - Leo Aikman
Inquiry is the key to transformation. In a complex system, answers have short shelf-lives, but good questions serve you forever. Questions help you see a wicked challenge clearly, understand it from a new perspective, and find surprising options for transformative action. In this short video, Glenda Eoyang shares a simple practice to help you access the power of inquiry and tame your wicked issues. Try it and let us know how it works!
Build Adaptive Capacity
“Through a lens of navigation, then, we can see that "keeping" isn't about having a perfect, linear or flawless journey; keeping is about having a focus point that you want to keep moving toward.”  ― Benjamin L. Corey
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