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Indigenous	
  Spiritual	
  Consciousness	
  at	
  
work	
  –	
  a	
  Ghana	
  Case	
  study	
  
Dr	
  Rica	
  Viljoen,	
  ...
Dr	
  Rica	
  Viljoen	
  
University	
  of	
  
Johannesburg	
  
+27824495846	
  
rica@mandalaconsul?ng.
co.za	
  
	
  
	
 ...
Business	
  Challenges	
  
•  Gold	
  Fields	
  3rd	
  largest	
  gold	
  mine	
  in	
  the	
  world	
  
•  CEO	
  wanted	...
Group	
  dynamic	
  ac?vi?es	
  to	
  improve	
  trust,	
  teamwork	
  and	
  buy-­‐in	
  into	
  strategy	
  
Sustainabil...
Group	
  dynamic	
  ac?vi?es	
  to	
  improve	
  trust,	
  teamwork	
  and	
  buy-­‐in	
  into	
  strategy	
  
Sustainabil...
Maadasi	
  Pa	
  
“…a radical organisational transformational
methodology which aligns the doing and the being side
of the...
Group	
  dynamic	
  ac?vi?es	
  to	
  improve	
  trust,	
  teamwork	
  and	
  buy-­‐in	
  into	
  strategy	
  
Sustainabil...
Beck	
  (2005,	
  2013),	
  Laubscher	
  (2013)	
  	
  
We	
  think	
  think	
  differently	
  .	
  ..	
  
Different	
  thinking	
  systems	
  
One	
  day	
  Mr	
  Asani,	
  my	
  dedicated	
  driver,	
  picked	
  
me	
  up	
  in	...
 
	
  
	
  
Family	
  
Rela?ons	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
Rules	
  of	
  
Behaviour	
  
Ceremonial/
Ritual	
 ...
3890
393
302
136
122
2237
2907
239 1693
1997
2540
894
223
Total:	
  More	
  than	
  50000	
  	
  	
  
Studying different t...
Viljoen (2008) defined Engagement as
“Engagement, the systemic result of the interplay between the
individual potential, g...
Understanding the underlying beliefs in a system
Global	
  value	
  based	
  leadership	
  for	
  the	
  future	
  
1.  Measure	
  Engagement	
  and	
  determine	
  ROI	
 ...
Cantata	
  Organisa?onal	
  Storytelling	
  on	
  Behaviour	
  Based	
  Safety	
  Strategy	
  
Eight	
  years	
  later	
  
•  Damang	
  is	
  s?ll	
  in	
  business	
  
•  Won	
  the	
  safety	
  shield	
  the	
  last...
1.  Measure	
  Engagement	
  and	
  determine	
  ROI	
  of	
  interven?ons	
  
	
  	
  	
  Through scientific diagnostic cu...
Theore?cal	
  Framework:	
  Don	
  Beck	
  	
  
The	
  Crucible	
  –	
  out	
  of	
  print	
  –	
  s?ll	
  
available	
  a...
Graves	
  
I am not saying in this conception of adult
behaviour that one style of being, one form of
human existence, is ...
Inclusivity	
  Theory	
  
Loraine	
  Laubscher	
  –	
  the	
  one	
  who	
  
explains	
  spiral	
  dynamics	
  
Laubscher	
  LI	
  (2013)	
  Human	
...
Maadasi	
  Pa	
  The soil needs the seed and
the seed needs the soil
One only has meaning with the other.
The same thing h...
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Presentation on Indigenous Spirituality and Creativity at Work World Congres, Barcelona, April 2015. A case study in Ghana was discussed. Spiral Dynamics as described by Clare Graves, Don Beck and Loraine Laubscher were integrated with inclusivity theory as described by Viljoen. Meta-insights gained on engagement and inclusivity were shared.

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  1. 1. Indigenous  Spiritual  Consciousness  at   work  –  a  Ghana  Case  study   Dr  Rica  Viljoen,  Mandala  Consul?ng   University  of  Johannesburg,  South  Africa   rica@mandalaconsul?ng.co.za  
  2. 2. Dr  Rica  Viljoen   University  of   Johannesburg   +27824495846   rica@mandalaconsul?ng. co.za       If  you  want  to  walk  fast,   walk  alone,   If  you  want  to  walk  far,   walk  together.  
  3. 3. Business  Challenges   •  Gold  Fields  3rd  largest  gold  mine  in  the  world   •  CEO  wanted  to  close  Damang,  Ghana  Mine  with  1000   workers   •  Low  performance     •  Engagement  survey  lowest  results  in  group   •  Weakest  safety  performance  in  group   •  Fatality   LETS  SELL  THE  MINE  –  AFRICA  CANNOT  COMPLY  
  4. 4. Group  dynamic  ac?vi?es  to  improve  trust,  teamwork  and  buy-­‐in  into  strategy   Sustainability thorough Inclusivity - energy on all dimensions OD  Interven?ons   New world of work   Nature of the world Why we change Essence of Change New Sciences We change differently Consciousness The     Individual   The Team The Organisation How individuals change How groups change The What Context: Industry South Africa Africa Global Leadership Doing Being Disconnect Apathy Engagement Inclusivity Organisation Group IndividualEQ Journey Dialoguing   World  Cafe  Storytelling   Appreciative Inquiry   Organisa?onal  Leadership   Trust   Leadership   Work  aaributes     State  Engagement   Trait  Engagement   Behavioral  Engagement     How organisations change The way: How we change Organisational Transformation through Inclusivity .           If  you  want  to  have  guests,  have  a  warm  house       AKOMA  NTOSO   Ghanaian  Wisdom  
  5. 5. Group  dynamic  ac?vi?es  to  improve  trust,  teamwork  and  buy-­‐in  into  strategy   Sustainability thorough Inclusivity - energy on all dimensions OD  Interven?ons   New world of work   Nature of the world Why we change Essence of Change New Sciences We change differently Consciousness The     Individual   The Team The Organisation How individuals change How groups change The What Context: Industry South Africa Africa Global Leadership Doing Being Disconnect Apathy Engagement Inclusivity Organisation Group IndividualEQ Journey Dialoguing   World  Cafe  Storytelling   Appreciative Inquiry   Organisa?onal  Leadership   Trust   Leadership   Work  aaributes     State  Engagement   Trait  Engagement   Behavioral  Engagement     How organisations change The way: How we change Organisational Transformation through Inclusivity .           Don’t  upset  the  crocodile  if  you  want  to  cross  the   river   Ghanaian  Wisdom  
  6. 6. Maadasi  Pa   “…a radical organisational transformational methodology which aligns the doing and the being side of the organisation around commonly defined principles and values, co-created by all. It is a systemic approach that focuses on underlying beliefs and assumptions and challenges patterns in the individual, group and organisational psyche, to spend energy and engage in a sustainable, inclusive manner with the purpose to achieve shared consciousness.” Inclusivity  Defined  by  Viljoen  (2008)  
  7. 7. Group  dynamic  ac?vi?es  to  improve  trust,  teamwork  and  buy-­‐in  into  strategy   Sustainability thorough Inclusivity - energy on all dimensions OD  Interven?ons   New world of work   Nature of the world Why we change Essence of Change New Sciences We change differently Consciousness The     Individual   The Team The Organisation How individuals change How groups change The What Context: Industry South Africa Africa Global Leadership Doing Being Disconnect Apathy Engagement Inclusivity Organisation Group IndividualEQ Journey Dialoguing   World  Cafe  Storytelling   Appreciative Inquiry   Organisa?onal  Leadership   Trust   Leadership   Work  aaributes     State  Engagement   Trait  Engagement   Behavioral  Engagement     How organisations change The way: How we change Organisational Transformation through Inclusivity Viljoen,  2009,2015
  8. 8. Beck  (2005,  2013),  Laubscher  (2013)     We  think  think  differently  .  ..  
  9. 9. Different  thinking  systems   One  day  Mr  Asani,  my  dedicated  driver,  picked   me  up  in  Accra  for  a  drive  to  Damang.  Li;le  did  I   know  it  then,  but  this  drive  was  to  take  us  six   hours.  I  asked  Mr  Asani  how  long  the  drive   would  be.  ’Short-­‐short’,  he  answered.  Short-­‐ short  for  me  is  10  minutes…maximum.  Six  hours   later,  on  arrival  in  Damang,  I  asked  Mr  Asani   why  he  answered  in  this  manner.  ‘I  did  not  want   to  worry  you,  Abena’,  was  his  response.  
  10. 10.       Family   Rela?ons                 Rules  of   Behaviour   Ceremonial/ Ritual   Time   Orienta?on   Stories   Ancestor   White/ Black  Magic  Land   Sky   Animals   People   Rela?ons   Human   Domain   Physical   Domain   Sacred/ Spiritual   Domain   Interrelatedness  of  African  Purple   Secrecy   Social  Structure   Copying   Rela?onships   Elders   Old  ways     Drumming,   Dancing,  Art,   Storytelling     Exists  outside  past   or  future   Storytelling  and   Metaphors   Honoring  and   Protec?on   Sangomas   Foresight   Healing  Gii  of  gods   Sacred  earth   Sun,  Moon,  Stars   and  Wind     Animal  Spirit   Consulta?on   Communica?on   Harmony   Laubscher  and  Viljoen  (2015)  
  11. 11. 3890 393 302 136 122 2237 2907 239 1693 1997 2540 894 223 Total:  More  than  50000       Studying different thinking systems
  12. 12. Viljoen (2008) defined Engagement as “Engagement, the systemic result of the interplay between the individual potential, group potential and organisational potential in the context of the specific industry or national culture”. “as the output of the energy in the system to perform.” Engagement Defined
  13. 13. Understanding the underlying beliefs in a system
  14. 14. Global  value  based  leadership  for  the  future   1.  Measure  Engagement  and  determine  ROI  of  interven?ons        Through scientific diagnostic cultural sensitive longitudinal validated instruments         2.  Release  voice “The most important thing is not the script but the story”   3.  Listen  with  your  eyes  closed   “The best leader is the one who listens the best to the total organisation”             4.  Speak  in  colours  /  frequencies     Translate for understanding and human niche     5.  Remember  what  made  us  successful  in  the  first  place     “If you want to move forward, look back, look back…”    6.    Posi?on  the  people  agenda  as  part  of  any  strategic  conversa?on   “Incorporate Safety, HR, Internal Branding and External Positioning strategies in line strategy”     7.  Integrate            “I would do anything for the simplicity at the other side of complexity”     To focus on:
  15. 15. Cantata  Organisa?onal  Storytelling  on  Behaviour  Based  Safety  Strategy  
  16. 16. Eight  years  later   •  Damang  is  s?ll  in  business   •  Won  the  safety  shield  the  last  8  years   •  Perform  beaer  than  first  world  countries  in  terms  of   produc?on   •  Best  in  group  in  terms  of  safety   •  S?ll  today  remember  the  cantata   AFRICA  CAN  COMPLY,  PRODUCE  and  DELIVER  
  17. 17. 1.  Measure  Engagement  and  determine  ROI  of  interven?ons        Through scientific diagnostic cultural sensitive longitudinal validated instruments         2.  Release  voice “The most important thing is not the script but the story”   3.  Listen  with  your  eyes  closed   “The best leader is the one who listens the best to the total organisation”             4.  Speak  in  colours  /  frequencies     Translate for understanding and human niche     5.  Remember  what  made  us  successful  in  the  first  place     “If you want to move forward, look back, look back…”    6.    Posi?on  the  people  agenda  as  part  of  any  strategic  conversa?on   “Incorporate Safety, HR, Internal Branding and External Positioning strategies in line strategy”     7.  Integrate            “I would do anything for the simplicity at the other side of complexity”   To focus on:
  18. 18. Theore?cal  Framework:  Don  Beck     The  Crucible  –  out  of  print  –  s?ll   available  at   rica@mandalaconsul?ng.co.za     Spiral  Dynamics  (1996)  
  19. 19. Graves   I am not saying in this conception of adult behaviour that one style of being, one form of human existence, is inevitably and in all circumstances superior to or better than another form of human existence, another style of being. What I am saying is that when one form of being is more congruent with the realities of existence, then it is the better form of living for those realities.  
  20. 20. Inclusivity  Theory  
  21. 21. Loraine  Laubscher  –  the  one  who   explains  spiral  dynamics   Laubscher  LI  (2013)  Human  Niches:  Spiral  Dynamics  for  Africa      Available  at:  hap://www.mandalaconsul?ng.co.za/Documents/ Thesis%20-­‐%20Loraine%20Laubscher.pdf       Lessem  R  &  Abouleish  I.  Integral  Polity:  IntegraDng  Nature,  Culture,   Technology  and  Economy.    Gower:  Farnham,  UK.     Available  at:  www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472442499         Viljoen,  RC  (2015)    Inclusive  OrganizaDonal  TransformaDon:  An   African  perspecDve  on  human  niches  and  diversity  of  thought  .   Gover:  Farnham,  UK.  Available  at:    www.ashgate.com/isbn/ 9781472422996         Viljoen  RC  and  Laubscher  LI  (2015).  African  Spiritual  Consciousness  at   Work  in  PILLER  C  &  WOLFGRAMM  R  (Eds.)  (2015,  in-­‐ press).  Indigenous  spiritualKes  at  work:  Transforming  the  spirit  of   business  enterprise.  informa?on  Age  Publishing.  Charloae,  NC.           Viljoen  RC.  OrganisaKonal  Change  and  Development:  an  African   PerspecKve.  (2015).  Knowledge  Resources.  Braynston.  South  Africa.   Available  July  2015.    
  22. 22. Maadasi  Pa  The soil needs the seed and the seed needs the soil One only has meaning with the other. The same thing happens to human beings. When male knowledge comes together with female transformation, then the great magical union takes place, which is called Wisdom. Paulo Coelho  

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