What if every organization were guided by the question: how can our actions best contribute to life’s ability to thrive at every level – for employees, for the organization, for customers, for community, for the biosphere? What if our guidance in this intention came from the ways life itself operates, in all its effortless creativity, order and resilience? What if this were, in fact, a better path to productivity, competitive advantage and success? And what if, along the way, each of us could feel a meaningful sense of connection and contribution to the whole of life?
Step onto the gangplank
Thrivability is a growing global movement, with passionate champions around the world. We define it as the intention and practice of aligning organizations with how living systems thrive and how people thrive. It’s the recognition that organizations work the same way living systems do – living systems like our bodies, rain forests and coral reefs – because they are living systems. And when we bring what we know about thriving living systems to our organizations, we get amazing results. Results like joyful and effective collaboration, inspired innovation, shared learning, adaptability to changing circumstances, and just plain getting stuff done. The more you understand about how life thrives – and the more you align your organization with those patterns and tendencies – the more of these results you can expect to see. Most importantly, your organization will be inherently in harmony with life, aiding its own sustainability and contributing to life’s ability to thrive on the planet.