Applications are templates, tools and facilitation techniques that support your transition to more open and participatory ways of organizational life.
Applications enable you to keep track of changes in organizational architecture, communications and governance, while allowing them to evolve to adaptive, responsive and participatory processes.
Our tools help you design agile operations with simple heuristics that help reduce the risk of deploying inflexible strategies in an unpredictable environment.
When facilitated by an APP professional, our applications help assess team performance, and create reliable feedback for improving individual and team dynamics.
Applications help us visualize resource flows, distribute intelligence, and create the conditions for emergent leadership that can out-perform the role of individual leader in large scale, complex situations.
Applications support new ways of understanding organizational life, such as self-organizing teams and co-evolving values, and turn the challenges of complexity into opportunities for rapid response, augmented decision making, and resilience.
Our applications offer new ways to understand organizational life as complex responsive processes. This enables leaders to exercise practical judgement when working with emergent outcomes.
When adapted to operations, applications serve lean companies interested in agile teams which optimize innovation by integrating cross-functionality with synergistic team dynamics. Individuals learn how to act with full autonomy and relatedness simultaneously-- by addressing an important paradox of organizational life through complex responsive processes.
When fully integrated, these applications create a new understanding of organizational life. Instead of a stand-alone chart of accounts, resources can be visualized as flows between value zones of investment and ex-vestment, as value is transacted between the organization and the larger ecology with which it participates.
When fully matured, open participatory organizations can easily "off-spring" new organizations by exporting core performance zones as new autonomous organizations. This allows for the distribution of network value across a larger participatory field.
The architecture of the Open Participatory Organization allows OPO's to align together in a system of Federated Autonmous Zones. These "FAZ's" are ideally structured for experimenting with alternative currencies and block-chain based legal and judiciary policies.
Federated Autonomous Zones will serve as a living lab for the future vision of a participatory ecology, where all organizations honor each person's values, allowing them to self-organize to achieve mutual objectives, and catalyzes innovative outcomes that are best suited for emergent futures.
Our applications represent an evolving "suite of services" that ignite imaginative inquiry into new forms of organizational structure and process. Ultimately, they serve as an invitation to step into a lively, curious attitude about what might be possible, and how the future may be brought forth from new tech-know-logics that will enable us to reinvent everything.
Employing an open architecture releases the complexity between individual role and team goals. This template is an architecture based on the locations people occupy and principles of self-organization. These locations are defined by and co-evolve with the values streams of individuals, their team objectives, and the performance outcomes that emerge. Learn more >
As organizations scale and environments become less predictable, the organization-as-a-system quickly becomes too big to know, and leaders fall in over their heads. When intelligence is distributed, smart decisions are made at local levels that are responsive to subtle context and conditions.
When governance remains responsive to individuals, leadership can track what is actually happening in their organizations, rather than relying on assumptions or unrealistic expectations of what should be happening.
When leaders think about change, they mostly think in terms of closed systems and developmental dynamics. They imagine that they are on the outside of the system, making corrections, interventions and applying change strategies; while assuming that people inside the system are not similarly participating as free and empowered persons. Successful leaders think about change differently. They understand there are many language of change that are important to understand open and unbounded complex adaptive systems.
If we take a close look at organizational life, we find there are hidden, implicit ways that people are actually operating in their ordinary, day to day activities. The first step in opening to a larger participation is to map these connections that have been formed by everyday interactions between people.
This application incorporates sense-making software to help teams self-index the value streams that are continuously operating as conscious and unconscious patterns of interaction. This helps teams better understand organizational life and enables double-loop learning. Learn more >
When information is distributed and people collaborate in open, cross-functional teams, decisions are better informed through diverse, multi-perspectival contributions of many participants.
Chart Resource Flows
The OPO template enables leadership to chart resource investments as they flow through network value zones into core performance zones, and are transacted as value to clients, customers, partners, and the common wealth.
An application that helps us inquire into how strategy emerges from complex responsive processes in organizational life. It describes how role identities and objectives emerge from the set of values that represent the intentional-motivational priorities of individuals. These in turn set the possibilities for emergent outcomes.
The OPO operating system functions like the DNA of the organization. It allows for stability and novelty, predictability and freedom at the same time, making it resilient through both times of relative stagnation, as well as rapid change.
Action oriented inquiry for organizational sensemaking
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