Are organisations like machines?
Or are they more like ecosystems?
What are the implications for organisational and personal change?
Machines are predictable. The same inputs, produce the same outputs, time after time.
On the other hand, ecosystems are unpredictable. They are comprised of interdependent elements, many of them outside your control.
I believe that organisations are like ecosystems. If you want to make a sustainable change, for yourself and your organisation, you will be more successful if you approach change as gardener, not a mechanic.
I help organisations and individuals to approach change with a gardening mindset. Check out the menu, to see how I can help you.
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