Integrality Change Management

Integral approach

How do you become more creative, flexible, learning and sustainable? The answer is by doing the right things right. With an integral more human and natural approach, by which you expand your consciousness and awareness. I distinguish 5 interlinked aspects:

  1. consultant: not being part of the problem and lead by example
  2. employee: empowering themselves, being able to take responsibility
  3. management: using context steering methods instead of implementing top-down solutions 
  4. organisation: applying a more systematic approach, avoiding jumping to conclusions
  5. society: supporting collaborations by bridging different worlds and catalysing energy for change.

5 interlinked aspects

1Consultant – not being part of the problem and lead by example
challengePractice what you preach. Most managers and above all consultants are not aware that their behaviour is part of the problem as Chris Argyris has illustrated so convincingly in his book Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design. “People themselves are responsible for making the status quo so resistant to change. We are trapped by our own behavior.”
approachLet go of your ‘self’ or a dominant ‘ego’ being in control is not easy but this transformation is essential to become really effective in this rapidly changing world. Integrating mindfulness and other meditation techniques into your daily life can help to create more self awareness and to quote Mahatma Ghandi become the change you want to see in the world yourself!
2Employee – empowering themselves, being able to take responsibility
challengeEmpower employees to become more creative, entrepreneurial and take responsibility again for organisational goals 
approachSupport them in becoming a genuine, authentic leader, and thereby contributing to organisational goals. Guide them how to connect with themselves on a deeper level and overcoming their (subconscious) fears. As Joe Dispenza D.C. demonstrates scientifically: “When there’s balance between heart & brain, there’s room for real change” (video)
3Management – using context steering methods instead of implementing top-down solutions
challengeStop with imposing control based solutions. Let loose derivatives of the ‘industrial revolution’ era such as a instrumental, top-down and fear driven approach as they limit long term growth and one of the few usp’s we have: creativity
approachCreate a context that stimulates organisational growth. Implement New Ways of Working (HNW) step by step and adopt a more situational facilitating management style
4Organisation – applying a more systematic approach, avoiding jumping to conclusions
challengeDon’t jump to conclusions based on opinions but put real effort into objectifying reality and ask yourself the right questions (the question behind the question)
approachImprove your awareness to see a multi dimensional, organic and sometimes irrational reality by introducing a more systemic approach ‘mapping’ reality combined with methods that make you more aware of what’s going on on a subconscious level
5Society – supporting collaborations by bridging different worlds & catalysing energy for change
challengeConnectivity and being embedded in society becomes essential for organisations to survive as the world becomes more and more inter tangled
approachConnect with others in ways that create energy by adopting all four principal psychological functions by which we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling, and not only thinking. And dare to experiment as there is no blueprint

Our integral transformative approach is based on insights from Chris Argyris, Jan Bommerez, Norman Wolfe, Peter Paul Gerbrands, Peter Senge, Richard Barrett to name a new

“I see more clearly now that life and organisations are much more complex, holistic and interlinked than I’ve been thaught. We stand on the brink of a transformation of the western world that we haven’t seen for more than a century. Still, most of us seem still to have surprisingly little awareness if this. Only by using our human potential again people, organisations and society can thrive and survive.

Based on my experience and what I’ve learnt from others I conceived an integral mental model that can support organisations in seeing the bigger picture. It leads the way to sustainable change of organisations.” 

Lars about consiousness and awareness

Read more about utilising our right, left and ‘heart’ brain more and the levels of consciousness here.

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