By Marilyn Hamilton for Enlivening Edge Magazine This article was adapted for Enlivening Edge Magazine with a focus Organizations from an examination of Power in Cities as the editorial in Integral City’s December 2019 Newsletter: Gaia’s Reflective Organ: Power: Over, With and As. Power Over In today’s world too often, Power is associated [...]
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Integral City identifies 4 Voices of the City: Citizens, Civil Society, Civic Managers and Business/Innovators. Each of these Voices has organizational forms, but some are more developed than others. The organizational voices of Civic Managers and Business/Innovators are commonly expressed through their public and private institutions both of which have decades of practices and [...]
This article by Marilyn Hamilton is republished here with permission from Enlivening Edge - where the original was published June 7, 2019. See below for link to full article. On the way to co-creating an Integral City—one that is TEAL/YELLOW[i] in its design, operation and regeneration—we will have to recalibrate our understanding of what a Green [...]
This article was published in Enlivening Edge Magazine JANUARY 27, 2019 By Marilyn Hamilton for Enlivening Edge MagazineMany people ask me what city or cities are Integral Cities? My usual response is that Integral City is a framework or a model or a paradigm for understanding “city.”I see the city as a human system – [...]
The Teal Track of the IEC2018, sponsored by Enlivening Edge ran every day of the conference. It offered rich, varied and cross disciplinary explorations of how the organizations have been reinventing structures, intentions, leadership and collaborations. One plenary facilitated by George Por (Co-Founder of Enlivening Edge and Aftab Omer, Founder of Meridian University) [...]
Can you invent Tier 2 organizations without being embedded in an ecology/economy of Tier 1 organizations? Dojos of Oranizations (Adapted from Spiral Dynamics, Beck & Cowan, 1996) As I consider how Reinventing Organizations casts light on Reinventing the City, I am speculating that so-called Tier 2 organizations cannot exist without the competencies of [...]
Reinventing Organizations at the second tier rests on a core organizational process that is centered on Purpose. On Purpose Organizations - What if They Connected? When organizations are seen as living entities within an evolutionary worldview, it is natural that they discover the Purpose that they are alive to serve. Organizationally they are [...]
How might Integral City learn from an integrally informed re-frame of Reinventing Organizations? Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux’s book of that title, examines the emergence of integral organizations (Teal in Wilber- Integral lexicon, Yellow in Spiral Dynamics integralese). Laloux’s exploration of Reinventing Organizations is based on research in eleven organizations who are [...]
Are economics and technological factors sufficient to incubate innovation and sustainability? At least they are a start to consider the importance of cities to organizational success. That was a recent focus of Greenbiz forum where the growing recognition that the wellbeing of cities is an underlying condition for the success of organizations. Drawing from a [...]
The next stage of my journey was by rail from Hexham Northumberland to Nottingham to meet Sue Cooper – friend, colleague and graduate of the Integral City Beyond Resilient Course. Sue’s husband Ashley, describes her as a “force of Nature” – and indeed that became apparent on our first stop from the train [...]