Local structures create planetary culture
Our basic philosophy is that the biggest lever in human affairs is culture–the understandings, beliefs, values and their expression that provide the shared meaning that glues us together in social systems.
Culture is an invisible field of shared consciousness that shapes our behaviors and dictates the acceptance or rejection of social changes. This is what organisational change expert Peter Drucker means when he states: “culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
PatternDynamics™ creates ‘Cultures of Sustainability‘, cultures that value systems thinking and build the capacity to resolve complex organisational challenges.
Our approach to creating cultures of sustainability is to focus on the organisational level–what we call ‘local structures’. Local structures provide human scale environments to develop complex problem solving skills.
We believe that learning to thrive by resolving complex challenges inside local structures requires the same culture, competencies and capacities needed to create sustainability outside the organisation, where it must play a role in global sustainability–what we refer to as creating ‘planetary culture’.