When introducing concepts of any Collective Enterprise, Company, Business, Cooperative or (in our preferred terminology) an Organization we primarily tend to use analogies borrowed from Biology, Human Biology more specifically. This is naturally and intrinsically supported by the other fields of study pertaining to Human Beings (Psychology, Sociology, etc). This may seem obvious and self evident, as ultimately our Collective Enterprises are constructs of People, but the concepts endeavor to go well beyond the current understanding. The reason for this is that we have discovered through experience, research and conversations with peers; that the nature of a company is a Complex Living Organism/Ecosystem, with it’s own meaning, purpose, ecosystem and unique autonomous identity.
Other supporting analogies used are those relating to the study of Trees (Dendrology). To extend on the concepts that are less visible in Human Sociology, but often beautifully expressed in the Structures of Trees, individually and collectively. The study of Butterflies (Lepidopterology) to express the invisible and complex process of deliberate Transformation. And many more inspired by Nature itself, not least the concepts of Symbiosis, Solidarity, and interconnection.
Lastly we use the intricate craftsmanship principles of clock-making (Chronology and Horology). To both focus on the significance of time it self, and to elaborate and extrapolate the systems, process mechanisms and practices required for making an Organization revolve. Craftsmanship requires trust, patience, attention to detail, precision, steady nerves, creativity but above all Love.
The Anatomy of Organization
The issues outside are a MIRROR of the issues inside – U.Lab
The Anatomy of an Organization mirrors in a sense that of a person, it consists of a Soul, Mind and Body. The Soul and Mind being comparable to Conductor-ship, the Body to the collaborative nature of Stewardship, Guardianship and Citizenship. Each has its own function, capacity, and contribution, each is a whole stand alone component and yet each is also a fundamental proponent of the greater whole.
The DNA of all these elements, like all living organic systems, is contained in the Organization Genome, expressed through its Chromosomal configuration contained in the Nucleus of every Cell. It is as unique as the people individually and collectively energizing the Organization.
It is important to note that, as the Soul and Mind make up the Personality of an individual so, the Organisational expression of Culture is defined by Conductor-ship.
Summary of Parts
So what do the components consists of?
Well the Scaffold much like any Organism at its foundation starts with DNA, Chromosomal configuration, Genome formulation, and a Nucleus contained in a Cell. It then diversifies and increases in complexity through Mitosis, to reflect the Human Biology. It has however, one additional Chromosome we have nicknamed the ‘Co-Radiance’, which is formulated from a Mutually Symbiotic DNA segment between Individual and Collective entities.
An analogy to the human genome stored on DNA is that of instructions stored in a book:
The book (genome) would contain 23 chapters (chromosome pairs);
Each chapter contains 48 to 250 million letters (A,C,G,T) without spaces;
Hence, the book contains over 3.2 billion letters total;
The book fits into a cell nucleus the size of a pinpoint;
At least one copy of the book (all 23 chapters) is contained in most cells of our body. The only exception in humans is found in mature red blood cells which become enucleated during development and therefore lack a genome.
A basic outline:
like the ‘Soul’ contains meaning and purpose, and like the ‘Mind’ contains four endowments expressing conscience, imagination, self-awareness, and independent-will. Their intrinsic integration and unity produces guiding paradigms, virtues, principles, aspirations and is the seat of Inspiration.
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The ‘Body’ contains organs, systems, senses, structures, and cells; essentially these can be arbitrarily categorized in three fundamental systems comprised of the ‘Coordinating Systems’, ‘Functional Systems’, and the ‘Cortex System’.
is comprised of both the “Bodies ‘4 Coordinating Systems’ and the ‘5 Functional Systems’ and conveys the means to conduct the Organization, through enabling the expression of In-Tension.
Governance: like the ‘Coordinating Systems’, contains the cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine and lymphatic systems. Each has a very unique purpose and function but are intrinsically collaborative in nature. They provide a unified medium to conduct the ‘Stewardship’ through Leadership.
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Operations: like the ‘Functional Systems’, contains the skeletal, muscular, digestive & urinary, reproductive and pulmonary systems. They provide the physical mechanisms of conducting the ‘Stewardship’ through unified organic Management.
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like the ‘Cortex System’, is comprised of the integumentary system (skin). It defines the legal confines, context and attributes of the entity, through in-Corporation. Providing it with a unique status of both dignity, responsibility and autonomy.
like the ‘Cell’, is the basic structural, functional, biological and relational unit of all organizations. It requires the existence of a ‘Nucleus’ and ‘Atomic energy’. It is the basis of community and is vested with the Organizational DNA and its expression thereof.
A Basic Outline of Anatomical Constructs
The constructs are based in Holon Theory (Arthur Koestler, 1967), a proponent of Complex Systems Theory. Organizational constructs are like any Biological constructs Holonic, which simply means that the constructs are simultaneously a whole and a part.
Cells < Action > Roles
Tissues < Task > Skeins
Organs < Activity > Spheres
Regions < Process > Field
Body < Entity > Organization
Biomimetic Clockworx recognizes the intrinsic integrated nature of an Organization, and as consequence the essential elements of alignment, focus, cohesion, wholeness and investment. Therefore, it endeavors to provide support and guidance in all four areas, with the believe that only in this manner a healthy and thriving ecosystem can achieve:
True economic, environmental and social sustainable regeneration and resilience .
1. What exactly are resilience and transformative resilience? by Daniel Christian Wahl (Medium: Age of Awareness 3 April 2017)