The Ecosight framework

Thriving by the LIFE cycle

April 26, 2024
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3 min read
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Why should the world of business let go of the egotistic perspectives driven and perpetuated by the ideas of competition, strategy, conquest and dominance?

We know that we’re in an increasingly evident double-bind here: we have to survive in the status-quo, while at the same time knowing that by doing so we are possibly putting our own survival as a species at risk.

The key, we have found, is to nurture both sides of this twofold opportunity as one. It is the unparalleled journey of actualizing your best self while, at the same time, producing the deepest value for the interwoven ecosystems you are part of.

And each of us has the choice, either help this happen, surf the strong waves that are coming, going with this flow and taking advantage of the exponential opportunities it bears, or resist it and — most likely — be swept away.

Meet the Ecosight Framework

In this soil, the Ecosight framework was born as a new branch on an enormous existing tree of work that has been growing for decades all around the world. It has deep roots in the studies and practices of complex adaptive systems, ecology, warm data, socio-technical systems, organizational identity, individuation, positive psychology, lean management, adaptive organization design, and more.

It flows through a 4-phase wheel, the LIFE cycle: Listen, Interact, Form, Evolve. Here, listening means considering what the system is showing in terms of patterns, dynamics, leverages. By interacting with them you actualize your current sensemaking, generating a new reality through the interplay with the system. This reality gives new forms to your thinking and structure, in-forming you. And the evolution of your own identity through a changed sense-making closes the circle, asking for and allowing a new level of listening.

The Ecosight framework pivots on a single canvas on which different types of work can and should be carried out: the Ecothinking Canvas. Just one canvas to open the space for sight, set the stage, provide the seeds. And then it provides a playbook with examples, possibilities, suggestions for playing with this soil, dancing with your unique combination of identity, context and trajectory.

All this does not belong to us. Saying that it is released in Creative Commons doesn’t even begin to convey the spirit that is making us work on it. So, if you are interested, please get in touch. The time is now.


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