Cultural Evolution

You Can't Push Culture.

Learn to shape relationships and stories to cultivate systemic change.

We often talk to clients who feel like they have tried everything to change their cultures within work teams, volunteer groups, and faith communities. Our culture often celebrates those things we now know are least likely to change our habits: extrinsic rewards, visionary leadership, various "buy-in" initiatives, and trainings designed to change individual points of view. 

We can help. Drawing from our knowledge about complex systems in nature, we host conversations, workshops, and nontraditional assessments that uncover patterns in behaviors, networks, power structures, decision-making habits, and rules--both written and unwritten.  We listen not for opinions, but for stories, because they ground our observations in the relationships and culture unique to your system. 

Observation continues as we assist you in safe-to-fail experiments at every level of your organization. We help you avoid manipulation, watch for impacts, stave off unintended consequences, and modify your interventions based on what you see. If you want to sustain what works, nurture good patterns, stimulate growth, and intervene with integrity, contact us.

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