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Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation | Business Inspired By Nature

Posted on by Brandon Klein

Most people in business subscribe to an out-dated worldview, a perception of reality inadequate for dealing with the volatile and globally interconnected business world. What is required for the health and vitality of our businesses and economies is a radical shift in our perceptions, our thinking and our business behaviour. We are witnessing a change in business paradigm from one suited for the industrial era to one suited for the interconnected era. At the core of this paradigm shift is a perception shift from ‘seperatedness’ to ‘interconnectedness’

Just as in science we have discovered that no longer can the universe be viewed as a machine composed of elementary building blocks, so too organisations need not be viewed as atomised, silo’ed and tightly managed machines more they need to be viewed as vibrant, living organisms interacting within emergent, self-regulating and self-organising business ecosystems.