July 13 2020 @17:00 – 19:00
WHY PARADIGMS AND DEVELOPMENT MATTER. LESSONS FROM THE DDO TRENCHES.
Deliberately Developmental Organizations (DDOs) are firms whose primary belief is that their success will come by deeply aligning their actions with people’s strongest motive: growth.
Decurion Corporation is a privately-held corporation, employing 1500 members involved in running movie theaters, developing real estate and in the assisted living business mentioned in Robert Kegan’s “Everyone’s culture” book as a primary example of DDO and Bryan Ungard is their Chief Purpose Officer.
This is the video from the digital event in which Bryan Ungard introduced us to DDOs and Decurion, by explaining:
- The difference between using people and working to set people free
- How DDOs (and Teal, Agile, Conscious Capitalism, human centered design, mindfulness, etc) can and do operate at different, often tacit, paradigms
- How the role of people development comes exactly from the unspoken paradigm each organization operates on
- How good intentions are often undermined by not knowing about such paradigms and how they affect us
The presentation Bryan used during the event is available below:
Thanks to the support offered by Pierpaolo Barresi, the main concepts, insights and discussions emerged during the event have been also summarized in the diagram below: