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1 Evolutionary Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 1 Management

2 Evolutionary Management Management model for organizations We use comparable processes from nature as a basis for creating organizational processes in the business world. Learning – Species develop – Simple to complex – Will to live – Adaptability – Natural selection Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 2 Nothing makes sense except seen in the light of evolution.

3 Five central theses of Evolutionary Management Specific activities in nature are taken as an example for managing organizational processes. The biological evolution of species becomes the example for development processes in the economic world. Neurobiological research results are used to enhance management performances. Evolution happens to human beings & humans actively participate in the evolutionary process. Evolutionary Management places the organizational world into the framework of biological evolution. Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 3

4 Development of organizations Every organization has its own history with its specific qualities, traditions and myths. The development of an organization can be described as an evolutionary landscape with the following characteristics: – growth, stability and shrinkage – Speed of processes – direction of the development – lifetime of the organization Analyses of previous evolutionary developments can support decision- making in future projects. 20 Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 4

5 Dialogue Pair up with somebody you don’t know Share a story of your experience in organizations – What happened? – What was the result? Discuss how the natural principles showed up and what ideas you have to use them consciously Switch Report out to large group – How did the natural principles show up in your example – How would a conscious use of the natural principles have helped you guide the situation? 5 min each 20 Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 5

6 Competition & Cooperation Competition and cooperation are forms of interaction in evolution. Competition in nature always implicates using more energy than symbiotic relationships. Competition serves self preservation and the dynamics of evolution. Evolution is not the survival of the fittest, but the extinction of the least fit. Organizations need competition and cooperation. Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 6

7 Teams A team is a complex system consisting of several organisms. A team functions well, if different facets of the team behavior are matched to a certain team task. A well-functioning team can live different types of cohabitation. –Behavior patterns in nature & organizations Behavior patternsNatureOrganizations Lone actorLynxesSuper sales representative Swarm intelligenceSwarms of fishTeam acting in concert Division of laborAnt coloniesTeam with clear task structure CareBird nestsTeam that cares LeadershipLionsLeadership & Management team Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 7

8 Learning from Neurobiology The human being is not merely rational. Classical business administration theories assume that maximizing financial profit is human motivation. We have various behavior patterns that are based on instincts and drives. Intrinsic motivation captures positive experiences as well as instant and continuous feedback slopes. Two fundamental drives: The need for survival The need for well-being Facilitate intrinsic motivation:  Solving a problem for the first time  Developing new ideas  Learning successfully  Satisfying curiosity  Overcoming situations that seemed frightening in the beginning Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 8

9 Intuition Intuition is – the “immediate apprehension of an object by the mind without the intervention of any reasoning process" (Oxford English Dictionary). – Intuition does not rely on logic but comprehends the all the elements of a situation/phenomenon in their entity. Developing intuition – Congenital instincts – Ability to connect stimuli with reactions – Broad perception – High sensibility Know thyself – Integrate intuition into your reasoning – Learn about your prejudices – Listen to your body – Distract yourself Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 9

10 Intuition Experienced Form two circles that revolve in opposite directions Close your eyes and slowly step forward until I stop you Notice your experience – What do you feel? What do you think? – Notice the assumptions you make about the other or the situation Check out one or two assumptions with the other person Report your experience in the large group – What feelings/thoughts did you experience during this exercise – Share your assumption about another and what you found out when you checked your assumption Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 10 20

11 Circle of Innovation Preservation ( standardization) Selection (evaluation) P C S Creation of diversity (destruction of the old) Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 11 The circle of innovation (the CSP model)

12 Nature’s Ways To Create Innovation Recombination Adaptation of functions Substitution of specific parts Enlargement, expansion Simplification Change of direction Use of pre-adaptations Search for new niches Adaptation to the environment Change by analysis of growth phases Symbiosis Use of swarm intelligence Check need of quantity or quality Create diversity Re-launch Remember: These are only a limited number of examples of how nature can be helpful for innovation processes. Of course, you can search for other examples in nature that help you facilitate change in organizations! Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 12

13 Aspects of Evolutionary Management Change happens: how and how much can we influence Three steps: change happens, we realize it as danger or chance, we react Humans are a designing factor in evolutionary management: Knowing oneself is the base for influencing development By influencing ones own development actively, we can influence complex evolutionary processes. Evolutionary Management anticipates the evolution of the organization and drives it towards thriving Feel humbled and realize boundaries of influence! Love it, change it or leave it! Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 13 20

14 Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 14 „We have to develop the future, otherwise we get one that we don‘t want.“ (free translation after Josef Beuys, German Artist championing of the healing potential of art and the power of a universal human creativity. )

15 Resources Dr. Otto, Uwe Nolting, Christel Baessler: Evolutions Management (sorry all are in German ) Dr. Otto – live at the ODN Conference October 18-21, 2009 in Seattle Geus, A. de: The living company, Harvard Business School Press, 1997 Lawrence, R.R. Nohria, N.: Driven – How human nature shapes organizations Also: Pascale, R.T., Millemann, M.; Gioja L.; Herrmann M. : Surfing the edge of chaos: the laws of nature and the new laws of business Godin, S.: Survival is not enough. Zooming, Evolution and the Future of your company. Free Press, NY 2002 Koch, R.: The natural laws of business: How to harness the Power of Evolution, Physics and economics to achieve Business Success, NY 2001 for this presentation & as a contact for further questions Similar idea around nature and the production process: Harvard Business Review February 08: Gregory C. Unruh: The biosphere rules Baessler Consulting & Dr. Otto Training & Consulting 15

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