PROBLEMS OF TODAYNEED ANSWERS OF TOMORROW DI Kambiz POOSTCHI email@example.com
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Every culture came to an endwhen it tried to solve the questions of today with answers from yesterday - Arnold J. Toynbee -
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Which are the problems of today needing an answer ?
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OPEN SYSTEM Model® The problems of our world are systemic in nature. They cannot be solved by piece-meal- thinking and fragmented actions.
OPEN SYSTEM Model® The condition of the world reﬂects the condition of our mindset ... „Should the world be different, we have to be different.“ Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
OPEN SYSTEM Model® The time has come for a shift in our mindset !
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Signs of the Day „Today‘s crisis is the symptom of a fundamental change, it is the travail of a new world. Such a change possibly has never before occured in history.“ Fredmund F. Malik Handelsblatt, 13. Juli 2009
OPEN SYSTEM Model® There are two traps of thinking to be avoided ... Fragmentation Search for solutions on of thinking and the level of the action problems Man has the duty to work Problems can never be solved against the atomization of by the same way of thinking by the individuals and the which they have been caused ﬁghting of all against all and by this taking part in it needs a change of level the uniﬁcation of the world. Albert Einstein, 1879 – 1955 Teilhard de Chardin, 1881 – 1955 french Jesuit, Philosopher, Antropologist and Paläontologist
OPEN SYSTEM Model® This in fact is also true with our present problems. They cannot be overcome by the same way of mindset. And yet we exactly try this: We ﬁght terrorism, poverty, crime, conﬂicts of cultures, invironmental problems and deseases by the same way of thinking, the same strategies and methods, by which they originally came into being. And by this we stick to the symptoms instead of curing the real cause.
OPEN SYSTEM Modell® Self-centredness – a dysplasia The individualism und the egotism, as we witness them today, have to be considered as a neuro-biological dysplasia ... Individuals can only live for a short time at the expences of others. But the goal is not a short-term advantage but success in the long term . Men cannot continue living in a way, as if we were not sitting in the same boat. We do not own an individual planet for each one of us. We are much more connected in the depth than we are ready to accept. Dr. Gerald Hüther, German Neurobiologist
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Systems Thinking fragmented System 1. order System 2. order System 3. order thinking network-thinking holistic thinking multilevel-thinking analytical + dynamic complexity complexity heaps network Holon Open System O ≤ ΣP O =ΣP O ≥ ΣP O >> ΣP EGO vs EGO ME + YOU WE META self-interest cooperation community Unity in diversity Every system ﬁnds its purpose focus on everything is connected The whole is more than identity by the alignment towards complexity and the individual with everthing the sum of the parts the embracing whole detail- levels of higher order + RED ECONOMY GREEN ECONOMY BLUE ECONOMY WHITE ECONOMY
OPEN SYSTEM Model® higher system-level needs in higher system mission = mandate OS-Mission statement purpose • Systemic Social Business vision • Systemic Social Entrepreneurs systemic leadership corporate identity (CSI) • Corporate Social Responsibility corporate values Alignment towards the higher social needs and responsibility OUTPUT NOT: Orientation to products and proﬁt maximation CUSTOMER
OPEN SYSTEM Model® higher System-level 1 Autopoiesis Information Energy Form 1 Alignment of system towards the higher system-level, measure of syntropy (neg-entropy) 2 3 mission, purpose, vision 2 System-definition, corporate identity sense of belonging and commitment of subsystems 4 Homeostasis Structure + Culture 3 quality and productivity of subsystems, systemic maturity, diversity, complementarity 4 complexity of the interconnectedness, functional network, interrelations, interdependency 5 contributions of the system to the welfare of the whole, function, quality of service, exchange cycle 5 Morphogenesis Output-Input-Cycle -Grafik: Kambiz Poostchi - OPEN SYSTEM MODEL (R)
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Systemic areas of responsibility in corporations level of leadership + governance information delegation level of middle management level of staff members trust cultivation competence of openness Management Leadership operates within the system affects the course of the system responsibility for the daily work resonsibility for the future efficiency (HOW) effectivity (WHAT) quality of implementation quality of vision problem solution search for chances continuity innovation urgent important
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Open System übergeordnetes System Closed System in state of entropy übergeordnetes System balanced energy budget parasitic energy budget • supports social invironment • cooperation (state of abundance) • organic growth in harmony with invironment • responsibility for the wellbeing of the whole • CSR = part of system‘s identity • self-centredness • predatory competition (state of deﬁciency) • cancerous rampant growth at other‘s expences • harmful to the higher system • CSR as expression of image-ethics
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Process of systemic maturation process of Dependency decomposition central responsibility for the wellbeing of the whole, development of hierarchy + loyality as the basis systemic competency for security and order Independency process of conscious decision composition for responsibility coherence by self-interest for common resources, competition and fight for the „cake“ Interdependency common responsibility for the welfare of the whole, spirit of unity + cooperation as basis for security and order
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Systems-view with responsibility for the whole Meaning Identitity Synergetic potentials human being higher system-level Stencil-view for the project Output-orientation Fokus on individuals One-dimensional pressure to perform
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Systemic Core-principles the wellbeing of the parts depend on the welfare of the whole system-functions depending on needs of the higher system leadership has to lead (responsibility for the whole) performance has to be acknowledged balance between giving and taking justice, moderation, decision, resonsability, initiative Principle of Order INT N TIO ER WILL LA RE RE L AT ER IO INT N LOVE RECOGNITION Principle of Principle of Affiliation INTERRELATION Awareness human dignity learning + investigation equality knowledge purpose information identity reflection + wisdom trust truthfulness + honesty esteem transparency unity innovation Grafik OSM Kambiz Poostchi
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Deficiency and Abundance justice egotism generosity greed + avarice confidence distrust esteem abasement attitude of attitude of abundance deficiency systemic basic needs realized unrealized ORDER AFFILIATION AWARENESS Grafik (c) Kambiz Poostchi
OPEN SYSTEM Model® Economic System„The ultimate function of economic systems should be toequip the peoples and institutions of the world with themeans to achieve the real purpose of development: that is,the cultivation of the limitless potentialities latent in humanconsciousness.“„Such economic systems will be strongly altruistic andcooperative in nature; they will provide meaningfulemployment and will help to eradicate poverty in the world.“ Bahá‘í International Community: „Valuing Spirituality in Development”, February 1998
OPEN SYSTEM Model® „Economic activity that does not contribute to human development and welfare, is not worth doing, regardless of the fact how much proﬁt it yields a in short time.“ Mihály Csikszentmihályi
OPEN SYSTEM Model® The hierarchy of system identities spiritual system social system on tik o li o np us ns zo icmental-emotional system e s/ og pi cu a lis ol sa gi r i tu o lo spi bi o ci om so mo o physical system ho m h o om ho h
OPEN SYSTEM Model® „Ultimately, the creation of a peaceful and just global civilization, in which the diverse peoples of the world live in harmony with one another and with the natural world, will require a signiﬁcant reorientation of individual and collective goals and a profound transformation in attitudes and behaviors.“ „Such far-reaching changes will come about only by addressing the non-material dimension of reality and drawing on humanitys vast spiritual resources.“ Bahá‘í International Community: „Sustainable Development: the Spiritual Dimension“, Statement to the First Session of the Preparatory Committee of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, May 2001
OPEN SYSTEM Model® As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying. Sir Arthur C. Clarke