I heard a beautiful story recently – a true story set at the height of World War II during the devastating Siege of Leningrad, when the Germans blockaded and bombed the city for over two years. The story centers on the famed Hermitage Museum. To protect the museum’s vast collection of paintings, the curators and […]
To document, elaborate and accelerate the wave of “positive mutation” that is already transforming how we conceive of organizations and how work is done, so that our collective actions more consistently create the conditions essential for life to thrive at every level.
We launched on January 23 2014, starting a series of 10 multiple-city, in-person events running about once every two months. Each event explores a crucial aspect of organizations as thriving living systems and uses applied improvisation and a collaborative online meeting tool to explore the aspect and connect us locally and around the world.
Through stories, collaboratively generated insights, videos, articles, images, and ultimately a collectively authored book, we are sharing with the world what we discover together during the series, offering examples, best principles, inspiring speakers, applied improvisation collaboration & ideation techniques, encouragement, and a growing global tribe. The quest will culminate in a manifesto for how the organizations must be if life is to thrive.