IDM – An Institute Supporting the Art and Science of Developmental Thinking and Listening
In today’s tumultuous global environment, organizations and institutions face many critical challenges.
Two of them stand out:
- Nurturing your board’s and teams’ collaborative intelligence by developing critical realism through new forms of dialog.
- Avoiding surprises about how reality works, by embracing a more complex, transformational action logic at all levels of the organization.
IDM is equipped to assist you in creating an agile “open-system” organization. We do so by giving you permission to practice more complex thinking that shifts stakeholder communication into the direction of dialog based on universal thinking paradigms called thought forms. To open new vistas on how your organization is embedded in the real world, you’ll need to step into a continuum of fresh thinking that leads from logical to systems to transformational thought.
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 complex 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 circles, pointing to both the risks and opportunities of fading managerial hierarchies. It not only teaches the rudiments of dialectical thinking but also gives many examples of how to boost thoughtful dialog 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 that leaves behind the flatland of logical and systems thinking.