A short story of the future past
Looking back at the late 20st century, it was undeniable that greedy business models have caused the climate crisis halfway the 21st century. Lands were covered with waste, the soil was toxic, the rain acidic, and the skies were black of pollution. When the climate crisis destroyed everything, there was only one thing left to do; to regenerate nature, clean the oceans and the lands, and to rebuild a sustainable world. People started to come together and create communities that worked on self-sustaining communities, they needed to clean the lands in order to grow food. They needed to grow local forests to provide resources, because they needed insects for pollination, but also realized they needed wildlife to balance the ecosystem.
Luckily, in the beginning of the 21st century, some people were already working on regenerative business models which started sprouting after the climate crisis. People started serving nature and worked on being interconnected part of the ecosystem. Turning the ego to eco. Biophilia, biomimicry, systems thinking, circular economy, permaculture, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations were the directions that drove the new system.
Organizations as ecosystem
Although yelling the words “organization as an ecosystem” was already a thing in the early 21st century, people now really started to understand what it means. Organizations started to contribute to something while leaving no waste or pain behind. They cared directly for what they were doing while being conscious of the effects of what they were doing and what kind of resources they were using. Everyone and everything evolved perceived a value as it was being “used”.
Organizations in this future, started to focus on adding value, and rose based on purpose and meaning. But instead of being very self-centered, they realized they are part of a wider ecosystem. Many organizations are network structures now. They are relatively fluid when it comes to their activities, leadership, and employees. There is no competition anymore between organizations as they merge relatively easy when trying to attain the same goals, and rather collaborate to improve their effectiveness.
Nevertheless, all organizations are focused on improving the wellbeing of their employees and their environment (clients, stakeholders, nature, etc.). No living beings are exploited, manipulated, or depraved. This also does require a vision, mission and goals that include the long-term effects of each organization. Organizations realize this by directly focusing on regenerative ecosystems. They focus on the loops within the system and adaptively work with the waste and resistance they create. This is creatively rerouted to sources of energy that make are used in the system again. A purposeful direction, and sensitivity to feedback navigates the organization in the right direction.
New organization ideas
In this section, you can find new organization structures ideas. The meaningful work organization is a concrete system that is focused on sustaining the employees while making a positive effect on the environment. While the 33.∞ organization idea is a more abstract cycle of doing things and improving the world while improving the self.
In this blog, that I wrote for Measuremen, I go into depth as seeing organizations as well-being ecosystems.
Contributors, employees, workers. In a future organization, everyone is just regarded as a person. They each have their own role that is contributing to something bigger than themselves, while they are also contributing also to their selves. A collective