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How the Dutch Company “NRG Circles” is Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

“You know, Grandpa,” said his nine-year-old granddaughter from the backseat to Robert Annaars while they were driving, “Electric cars are actually worse for the climate than cars with petrol, because of the production of batteries.” Robert works in the valve industry sourcing all kinds of highly specialized valves that are used by the “super-villain” — if there is any — as portrayed by the likes of Extinction Rebellion or Greta Thunberg: the rich and powerful oil and gas industry.

Yet, it is high time for drastic changes, as evidenced by the rapidly growing number of news stories documenting the devastating…


“3D Management — An Integral Theory for Organisations in the Vanguard of Evolution” by Marco A. Robledo

The first thing you need to know is that this is a passionate book, written by a passionate author. And, full disclosure, Marco Robledo is a good friend of mine. We met in integral circles and he is a really sweet guy, very knowledgeable, curious, and generous. In this book, he undertakes the bold task of laying the theoretical foundations of an entirely new way of looking at business and organizations today.

His main source of inspiration is the AQAL integral model by Ken Wilber (who also wrote the foreword), not unlike the influential book by Frederic Laloux, “Reinventing Organizations”


The Whole That is Greater Than the Sum of its Puzzle Pieces

Like many of my peers, I am constantly wrestling with the question: What does it take to steer the world into a saner, more sustainable direction? This text is not a definitive answer to that question, simply a summary of what puzzle-pieces I have found so far that seem relevant. I will release it in the form of a series of posts. My hope is that by putting my pieces on the table that others will pick them up and link them to theirs so that this act of distributed cognition can move the whole forward.

Part 1 — Introduction…


The Fourth Piece of the Puzzle: Holacracy + Integrative Decision Making by Brian Robertson

Like many of my peers, I am constantly wrestling with the question: What does it take to steer the world into a saner, more sustainable direction? This text is not a definitive answer to that question, simply a summary of what puzzle-pieces I have found so far that seem relevant. I will release it in the form of a series of posts. My hope is that by putting my pieces on the table that others will pick them up and link them to theirs so that this act of distributed cognition can move the whole forward.

My previous article in…


The Third Piece of the Puzzle: The SIMPOL Campaign by John Bunzl

Like many of my peers, I am constantly wrestling with the question: What does it take to steer the world into a saner, more sustainable direction? This text is not a definitive answer to that question, simply a summary of what puzzle-pieces I have found so far that seem relevant. I will release it in the form of a series of posts. My hope is that by putting my pieces on the table that others will pick them up and link them to theirs so that this act of distributed cognition can move the whole forward.

In part two of…


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Like many of my peers, I am constantly wrestling with the question: What does it take to steer the world into a saner, more sustainable direction? This text is not a definitive answer to that question, simply a summary of what puzzle-pieces I have found so far that seem relevant. I will release it in the form of a series of posts. My hope is that by putting my pieces on the table that others will pick them up and link them to theirs so that this act of distributed cognition can move the whole forward.

The Second Piece of the Puzzle: Daniel Schmachtenberger’s Analysis of Existential Risks

Daniel Schmachtenberger, not unlike…


Rise and shine!

Showcasing Puzzle Pieces for a Hopeful Future

Like many of my peers, I am constantly wrestling with the question: What does it take to steer the world into a saner, more sustainable direction? This text is not a definitive answer to that question, simply a summary of what puzzle-pieces I have found so far that seem relevant. I will release it in the form of a series of posts. My hope is that by putting my pieces on the table that others will pick them up and link them to theirs so that this act of distributed cognition can move the whole forward.

Introduction

Firstly, let’s talk about…


“No Objection, Your Honor! Merely a Safety Concern…” — Shifting the Language to Enhance the Process

Dennis Wittrock / Klaas Reineke, Hypoport SE

There is exciting news from the hola::be circle of Hypoport SE. Based on our experiences from 27 internal Holacracy practitioner trainings we have evolved the facilitation cards for tactical and governance meetings. We changed the design, the language, the order, and the flow of the test questions, as well as framings and tips for the meeting steps. This article explains what’s new, why and what you should pay attention to in the future.

Download facilitation cards for tactical and governance

German version of this article

Changes in the Governance Card

Subtle language practice — changes in the terminology for governance

We changed some language and the name of…


The OMG Circle App („Organisation, Mensch, Gemeinschaft“) v2.0

This Governance application is designed to address a common tension that is experienced when working within a Holacracy®-powered company. By separating “role” and “soul” and offering a clear home for the work to live in circles and roles, practicing Holacracy inevitably raises the question of what to do with people- and community-related matters. Where can those kinds of tensions be addressed? Clearly, without people energizing the organizational roles, we wouldn’t get work done. And where there’s two or more of them (us!) coming together, questions of interpersonal matters, cultural expectations, norms, and values, as well as the management of the…


The OMG Circle App („Organisation, Mensch, Gemeinschaft“) v2.0

This Governance application is designed to address a common tension that is experienced when working within a Holacracy®-powered company. By separating “role” and “soul” and offering a clear home for the work to live in circles and roles, practicing Holacracy inevitably raises the question of what to do with people- and community-related matters. Where can those kinds of tensions be addressed? Clearly, without people energizing the organizational roles, we wouldn’t get work done. And where there’s two or more of them (us!) coming together, questions of interpersonal matters, cultural expectations, norms, and values, as well as the management of the…

Dennis Wittrock

Integral pioneer from Germany. Holacracy Coach at Hypoport. Partner at encode.org. Co-founder Integral European Conference. www.denniswittrock.com

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