Raising Our Expectations

Raising Our Expectations

Last week I wrote about the direct relationship between expectations and feedback in human systems. Nature uses feedback to evolve, but in human systems, feedback is triggered by not meeting expectations. This causes us to deflect feedback, or hinder it.  As we...
3 Ways Humans Hinder Feedback

3 Ways Humans Hinder Feedback

It’s critical to our evolution as humans and living organizations to pay attention to robust and diverse feedback. In Nature, feedback from the larger system triggers evolution and helps curb excess in a system. In human systems, however, there is a direct...
Can Organizations Evolve Like Nature?

Can Organizations Evolve Like Nature?

Organizations are focused on how to accomplish change – how to lead it and how to sustain it. In a recent blog, I wrote about the relationship between culture and change. I illustrated why we cannot think of our organizations as machines – especially when...