WHY: We have identified the need to both create new forms of organizations and the need to develop leaders who can handle complexity and a rapidly changing world – dynamic living organizations and leaders with the ability to facilitate the transformation towards a paradigm shift. All life in our fantastic world is self-organizing and self-healing. So why shouldn’t life in an organization also be that?
HOW: An open co-created process with the purpose of creating new forms of organization and ways of working.
WHAT: Co-creation of workshop design for Society of Learning, SOL – Stockholm Learning Plaza, Sweden, May 31st. The topic of the co-creation is: ‘How to create a workshop embracing human flourishing and the eternal potential’ and the workshop in the SOL – Learning Plaza Stockholm, is in its turn focusing on ‘How can an organizational structure and culture be created where humans can thrive and prosper while honoring corporate values and higher purpose achieving desired outcome.’
The co-creation is sprouting out of the following guestions:
- What does the desired outcome look like (and how does it relate to system thinking)?
- What learning principles do we like to explore and why?
- What design criterias is critical for impact on change?
Design group: Bo Rex, Martijn Meima, Patrick Bijman, Ella Hellgren, Sten Lindquist and Stellan Nordahl
In the video below, the designgroup gives descriptions of their individual worldview as well as framing the process.
The chosen process is inspired by the circel of creation (the five elements of eastern/chinese philosophy and their relation and forces)
Step 0 – CONVERSATION and STRATEGY
Dialogue and formulation of design group, questions and background – an overview that connects-the-dots (recorded meetings and design document). Sharing of worldviews (recorded presentations). Formulation of way of working (innovation process/the circle of creation/this stepwise process)
Step 1 – IDEA CREATION
Co-creation of workshop design (in a live streamed event during the Best for the World Broadcast March 26th 14:00-15:00 hrs). Public invitation to the stream.
Step 2 – IDEA CREATION
Webinar/learning circle ‘Business as unusual – a new paradigm’ (SOL-event March 29th 14:00-15:30 ). Public invitation to Zoom-meeting.
Workshop design up-date – insights from webinar/learning circle, time schedule and roles/responsiblities (April 12th 9:00-10:00)
Step 3 – IMPLEMENTATION
Facilitation of workshop(s) May 31st SOL – Stockholm Learning Plaza, Sweden. Documentation of results.
Step 4 – SPREADING
Storytelling and amplifying (in a live streamed event during Almedalsveckan in Visby, Sweden/Ship of a New Story). Publishing of result. Invitation to continuous learning (community).
“When we do change to people, they experience it as violence.
But when people do change for themselves, they experience it as liberation.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School
A new way of thinking is taking shape; organizations and societies are seen as living organisms and the human being as a creative power in them. This changed way of approach opens the mind and gives possibilities to approach “old questions” in a new way. SoL Sweden provides possibilities to learn more about these new approaches and philosophies and to create dialogues and conversations around them, and consequently to bring more creativity and improved leadership into change management in companies and organizations. Home | SOL (solsweden.org)
At the SoL Learning Plaza 2014, Arie de Gues formulated the following challenge:
“I think what is needed, what is waiting for you, the next generation, is to find ways to change the internal structures of business and governmental institutions to become much more in harmony with the value systems that have developed since the second world war. That’s your job. That’s waiting for you and that’s a very difficult problem. That’s really organizational learning by accommodation.”
Welcome to join us at The SoL Learning Plaza in Stockholm, Sweden May 31st-June 1st 2022!
2 replies on “The New Living and Learning Organizational Paradigm”
Hi Stellan, I like the way you put it all together. Nice being part of the development team.
Thanks Patrick! Looking forward to co-create more together