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See the difference between conventional
and post-conventional organisations

In order to understand the transition from Pyramid to Living organisation, we use the following model.
It is work in progress, we enrich it throughout our explorations and our experiences with our clients.

Rigid pyramid
organisation

VS

Living
organisation

Rigid pyramid
organisation

Living
organisation

« MACHINES » TO DELIVER
RESULTS TO SHAREHOLDERS

COMPANY MANAGED AS

“LIVING SYSTEMS” THAT CREATE
VALUE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS

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STABLE

ENVIRONEMENT PERCEIVED AS

VUCA (VOLATILE, UNCERTAIN,
AMBIGUOUS, COMPLEX)

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ANALYSE – DECISION – ACTION

DECISION MODEL

DECENTRALISED DECISIONS
TOWARDS A CLEAR PURPOSE

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C.O.V. (COVER YOUR ASS), BEHIND THE SCENE POLITICAL GAME

UNDERLYING DRIVERS

SERVING PURPOSE WITH TRANSPARENT AND EXPLICIT DECISION MAKING PROCESS

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LINEAR

ACTION

INCREMENTAL, AGILE, ADAPTIVE

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PLANNING AND CONTROL

WORKING CULTURE

SERENDIPITY, PROTOPTYPING,
COLLABORATION

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STRONG MATRIX
HIERARCHIES, SILOS

ORAGANISATION DESIGN

TRANSPARENT
AND DISTRIBUTED POWER

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PYRAMIDAL ORGANISATION
CHART

ORGANISATION STRUTURE

HOLARCHIC CIRCLES

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PILOT ACTIVITY, SUPERVISE EXECUTION, A « HERO » WHO HOLDS ALL THE ANSWERS

MANAGER ROLE

GIVE MEANING, FACILITATION, COACHING, EMPOWER PEOPLE, A « SERVANT LEADER »

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THE TOP HAS THE RIGHT
TO DISRESPECT THE RULES

POWER SIGNAL

NO « TOP » BUT RATHER
« GRAVITY CENTERS »;
LEADERS ARE ROLE MODELS

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CONSUMER

CLIENT IN THE VALUE CHAIN

STRAKEHOLDER, CO-DESIGNER

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BASED ON EFFECTIVE TIME
AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

PEOPLE PERFORMANCE

BASED ON EFFECTIVE ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND SELF FULFILLMENT

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CAPACITY TO SCALE IN A LOW
UNCERTAINTY ENVIRONMENT

COMPANY OVERALL PERFORMANCE

CAPACITY TO INTEGRATE
ECOSYSTEM’S COMPLEXITY