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Great report from Open IDEO on their process for articulating a set of clear common values as an organization--

#recode #process #purpose 

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Inspiring leadership from Patagonia - corporate director of philosophy!

#recode #purpose  

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"Systems change" consultancies on the rise...a welcome 'weak signal'!

Article from April '14 is a nice intro to the practicalities of engagement with diverse stakeholders to find or create leverage points and enact meaningful transformation across domains.  #facilitation #process  

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Curious if anyone has thoughts to share about how recode or similar frameworks scale up in scope of application. For example, is it sensible to imagine and implement on the scale of a city, or large multi-stakeholder gathering? Is the only real limit the degree of shared #purpose that can be obtained from the group?

What about a system (such as the city example) with softer power / influence over large numbers of people affected by the outcome? What kind of follow-on process or enhanced #sharing modules would really ground and amplify the impacts?

Has anyone tried to run programs in parallel, with diverse groups, and then to synthesize or focalize the results into a coherent whole - perhaps iterating once or twice to achieve this? Can recode look fractal in some circumstances??

What's the "Guinness Record" for largest effective organizational recode to date, that you're aware of? What's the limiting factor?

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"The asymmetry of the statistical curve reflects the nature of the two phases. Because of mutual interactions between the components, the energy of the system in the strong-coupling phase on the left is proportional to N2. Meanwhile, in the weak-coupling phase on the right, the energy depends only on the number of individual components, N."

This is a bit dense but I think very interesting to explore further RE influencing systems for change and phase transitions -   #process

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A long-time student and teacher of Systems Thinking methods and science highlights shortcomings of the canonical approach, indicating that a modular pattern language literacy is more essentially true and useful:

#recode #facilitation #process

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Worth the plant budget, apparently.

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Good synopsis piece from a few months back, of growing trend toward self-organization within enterprises and communities.

Is this the dawn of emergent socioeconomic organizing?

Key markers of success include agility, transparency, clear shared values, culture of learning, "antifragile" (thriving in transformative environments), and near-realtime structural adaptation or 'polymorphism'

#holocracy #recode #structure  

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Hi folks,

I've been working with some metamaps of the MG Taylor models recently. I'm looking at how they can be represented in this format, and in what ways they can then be woven together for insight and application. The thing that clicked for me yesterday was to use the recode framework as a 'metamodel' lens through which to view the usage and conjugation of the other models in specific contexts.

Below is the map I came up with, taking this approach for one of the simplest models: "scan-focus-act". Let me describe the process briefly, because it's actually pretty elegant and easy - something I encourage anyone else to try with other models and methods! We're starting to accumulate some good TVW / MGT content in the database there to work with. (Hint: use those three letter acronyms to search for it)

So, I started with the recode template map here: and chose "save to new map" so that I'd have a fresh copy to edit and add on to. Then, removed the center point "The Value Web recode" topic, and flipped each of the six main 'cube face' topics (purpose, players, etc) to the outside so that I'd have room to work in the center, and could tie directly into the more specific sub-topics of each facet.

Next, I used the search bar to find "MGT scan-focus-act" (I had already entered the model into the system on another map) and dropped that onto my new map ("+" button on the search result bar). I opened the topic card for that model, now sitting in the middle of the map, and clicked the go-to-topic-view 'pop-out' button to get a separate window which shows me each of the modules and related content that are attached to it - in this case, a topic for each of the scan, focus, act, and feedback stages of the model. These I quickly added back on the main map using the auto-complete feature for new topics, and then drew the relevant synapse links, again via auto-complete.

At this point, I had the model diagram sitting in the middle of the exploded recode template, and could begin elaborating a potential use case (or, hypothetically, reflecting on an actual instance of use). A range of things could go into the map now, from specific data points and references to general topics and themes, depending on the immediate intention (and remember, at any point in the process it's easy to copy what you've got to a new map and take a different track with it). I chose to add in a ring of generalized 'patterns of use' based in part on the insights contained in the mgtaylor article:

I could imagine collecting additional insights and ideas here, as maps like this are drawn up by active facilitators who are working with the models in unique ways. Then, by using topic view to explore from any point in a model or framework, you can learn a lot about how things are being used, what's being learned, what contexts and outcomes are tied together to the conceptual basis of the models, and much more!

Using the Recode framework as an organizing structure for this accumulated content around each model seems like a sound approach, one that will help illuminate relationships between the various models and modules. Next step in my inquiry is to try to understand the basic types of content that are showing up in this sort of map, in order to think about some conventions on the 'metacode' symbols that are used to designate topics for an additional level of useful info and sorting capability.

Hope to get your feedback and input on any of this that seems of interest! Let me know if you run into any issues on Metamaps, if you head over there to explore.... #recode #sharing #structure
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