Why Emergent Systems?
Our economy and culture are metamorphosing. Metamorphosis
to pass through a crisis point, faced with both danger and opportunity.
At Emergent Systems, we help organizations find strategies for change,
leading to greater vitality and sustainability.
The best strategies emerge when the right people come
together under the right conditions. Emergent Systems helps to catalyze
these interactions. Our expertise in human systems development,
change management and experiential education can help you evoke the
potential for vital sustainability in your work.
Our unique approach is founded on three basic principles:
1. The fundamental assumptions
of our culture and economy are changing.
For organizations to thrive in the coming century, a widespread
shift in thinking must occur. The
shift from a reductionist worldview and a manufacturing economy began
in the last decades of the 20th century. The 21st century will be the
time when networks of information, ideas and material exchanges will
be modeled on ecosystems. Those visionaries who are first to reject
outdated mechanistic models and embrace living systems approaches will
emerge as leaders.
Emergent Systems can help you prepare through experiential
education, including our Simulating Biological
Systems (Sim-Bio-Sys) workshop or unique courses designed to meet
your specific needs. We are a firm that specializes in Sustainable
Organizational Development. We can assist you to succeed in the
world you want to create. Our Collaborative
Change Management services will help your organization through the
2. The potential for change
is inherent in complex systems.
Oak trees emerge from acorns, butterflies from caterpillars.
It may be hard to see the creative possibilities hidden within current
systems. (Learn more about "emergence"
Emergent Systems works to evoke the potential of people
within organizational systems to transform their organizations. Our
understanding of the importance of interconnection and creative process
in living systems helps us guide the design
of Human Systems that work for the people within them. We coach
individuals and teams to achieve their potential, and facilitate
Stakeholder Engagement in transitioning systems, utilizing our knowledge
of group process and interactive technologies.
3. Organizational, social, and
economic change will be exhilarating.
Sustainability is not just about giving up the vices of
the past. It is about creating
the future we want. By appreciating the fundamental principles of natural
systems, by strengthening connections within and between organizations
and living systems, and by evoking our creativity, we can grow and sustain
an exciting and abundant future – for ourselves and for the generations
to follow. What could be more fun than going where you want to grow?