IDM – An Institute Supporting the Art and Science of Agile Thinking and Listening
In today’s tumultuous global environment, organizations and institutions face many critical challenges.
Two of them stand out:
- Strengthening organizational innovation through digitization
- Avoiding disruption by teaching self-organizing and cross-functional teams complex and agile thinking
Through its mastery of the Constructive Developmental Framework (CDF), IDM is equipped to assist you in creating an “open-system” organization. Using CDF tools, we show you how to practice complexity thinking that shifts stakeholder communication to a new level of critical realism. Your teams and pods will be helped to make the transition from purely analytical and systems thinking to holistically focused action logics that provoke a culture transformation. You’ll find yourself on a continuum of creative evolution.
It is this continuum that underlies all offerings of the Interdevelopmental Institute (IDM). Our focus is on transformation, not just “change”.
Complex Thinking for Integral Leaders
This first book on complexity thinking for integral leaders will come in handy at a time of great turmoil in the global economy, reflected in organizational attempts at agile thinking, lean start ups, and forestalling the risk of defeat by disruptive business models. The author critiques the sole reliance on formal logical thinking, showing how via systems thinking a path can be cleared to what he calls transformational thinking, based on Roy Bhaskar’s Dialectical Critical Realism.
In particular, the book focuses on agile teams and pods, pointing to both the risks and opportunities of flexible managerial hierarchies and distributed leadership. It not only teaches the rudiments of transformational thinking but also gives many examples of how to boost complex dialog — connected to the real world — in teams.
By introducing the four moments of dialectic and their associated thought forms, the book suggests avenues toward transforming organizational and institutional cultures through dialog, opening up new vistas toward agile action logics beyond purely logical thinking.