Ecosystem thinking for organizations

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Introduction to 'dKeats Innovation' and the approach to looking at human-created systems from an ecological perspective. Derek Keats is a natural ecologist, who has moved into information technology, and spent a decade in senior management of two large universities in South Africa. He brings his ecological and management experience to bear on organizations and organizational design.

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Ecosystem thinking for organizations

  1. 1. Ecosystem thinking for organizations Introducing dKeats Innovation Dr Derek W. Keats dKeats Innovation http://www.dkeats.com derek@dkeats.com +27 82 787 0169   
  2. 2. Biology   
  3. 3. Technology Education Biology   
  4. 4. Management Technology Education Biology   
  5. 5. Ecological Management Technology Education Biology   
  6. 6. Ecological Complex system Management with emergent properties Technology Direction Education Synergy Not magnitude Biology   
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  8. 8.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cygnus_Atratus_Singapore.jpg
  9. 9. 12 10 8 Column 1 6 Column 2 Column 3 4 2 0 Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4   
  10. 10. Ecological processes   
  11. 11. Ecological processes Predation Symbiosis Competition Herbivory Primary production   
  12. 12. Ecological processes Predation Symbiosis Competition Herbivory Primary production   
  13. 13. Ecological processes Predation Symbiosis Competition Herbivory Primary production   
  14. 14. Ecological processes Predation The core Symbiosis fundamental things Competition that make ecosystems Herbivory function Primary production   
  15. 15. Ecological processes Predation What are the core Symbiosis fundamental things that make Competition organizations Herbivory function? Primary production   
  16. 16. Ecological processes Sustainable finance What are the core Technology fundamental things that make Process organizations People function? Vision   
  17. 17. Align for success Vision People Process Technology Clear Skills Creation Application Known Commitment Deployment Supporting Discussed Knowledge Operation applications On agendas Competencies Support Operating system Aligned to Connectedness Enhancement Hardwareexamples other visions Emotional intelligence Innovation Network Aligned to Problem solving Change Internet other strategies Attitudes management User devices Other strategies Beliefs Communication User operating aligned to Actions system vision Passion User applications Fears Hidden agendas Politics Underpinned by: appropriate and sustainable finance Start here Do these together     (unless you are a start-up)
  18. 18. Ecological processes Sustainable Predation finance Symbiosis Technology Competition Process Herbivory People Primary production Vision   
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  20. 20. Kelp forest Structure Canopy Layers Epiphytes Water column Understory Encrusting   
  21. 21. Institutional arrangements PedagogyeLearning layers ... Public & open platforms Free & Open Materials Ecosystem Collaborative practices FOSS technologies Hardware   technologies  
  22. 22. Institutional arrangements Pedagogy LeadershipeLearning layers ... Public & open platforms Local Free & Open community Materials of innovation & collaborative Ecosystem Collaborative development practices FOSS technologies Ahead Hardware   technologies  
  23. 23. Institutional arrangements Pedagogy LeadershipeLearning layers ... Public & open platforms Local Free & Open community Materials of innovation & collaborative Ecosystem Collaborative development practices FOSS technologies Ahead Hardware   technologies  
  24. 24. Institutional arrangements Pedagogy SubstitutioneLearning layers ... Public & open platforms Free & Open Activities are mainly Materials concentrated within Ecosystem Collaborative the institution practices FOSS technologies Abreast Hardware   technologies  
  25. 25. Institutional arrangements Pedagogy SubstitutioneLearning layers ... Public & open platforms Free & Open Activities are mainly Materials concentrated within Ecosystem Collaborative the institution practices FOSS technologies Abreast Hardware   technologies  
  26. 26. Institutional arrangements Pedagogy LeadershipeLearning layers ... Public & open platforms Local Free & Open community Materials of innovation & collaborative Ecosystem Collaborative development practices FOSS technologies Ahead Hardware   technologies  
  27. 27. Not obvious   
  28. 28. Tools and techniques   
  29. 29. Thank you This presentation was made entirely using Free Software Derek Keats, PhD derek@dkeats.com http://www.dkeats.com  http://facebook.com/dkeats  

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