From ego- to ecosystem, together we make it possible

The context in which we find ourselves

Developments in society

  • Declining significance of political borders due to globalization.
  • Growing awareness of inequality of income, prosperity and well-being.
  • Work environment requires an education with specific attention to reflection and creation.
  • The internet and social media, growth of online living and working.
  • Disruptive technologies, such as IoT, AI, 3D printing, available for everyone.
  • Increase in home workers, flexible contracts and dynamic workplaces.

The complicated world is shrinking, the complex world is growing.

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Developments in the company

  • Young T-shaped knowledge workers no longer want to work in a hierarchical system.
  • Millennials value purpose and sustainability more than status and income.
  • Bureaucracy delays innovation with disruptive technologies.
  • Decreasing employee involvement and satisfaction as a result of extrinsically motivating creativity and proactivity.
  • Transition of personal computing to cloud computing.

Continuity and growth of organizations are becoming more challenging, complex environments benefit from a different management model than complicated environments. What the complex network societies of the 21st century require is less hierarchical plan and control through managers and HR departments, and more organic sense and respond with self-managing teams and coaches.

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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Richard Buckminster Fuller

"10% of people really want to and can change, 25% want to but can't, 25% don't want to and can, 40% don't want to and can't. You can start much better with a small base. With people who want to and can change."
- Jan Rotmans

"It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what the audience wants.
If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists.
It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need."
- Alan Moore

Paradigm shift driven by Cloud technology

20th century: Management  Tasks  Operations  Efficiency  Performance  Prosperity  Well-being
21st century: Trust  Professionalism Wholeness  Self-management  Evolutionary purpose  Well-being  Prosperity

Transformation as a solution

The required paradigm shift requires awareness about how we can make a horizontal organic steering together sustainable successful and a transformation of observing, interpreting and acting.

I have worked in a complicated corporate environment for several decades. When the internet and social media really broke through, I noticed that the best practices and core values that made us successful got fewer and fewer results. Then I realized that it was time to say goodbye to the traditional corporate world and to transform myself into an autonomous individual, fitting into modern times, and with whom I really feel connected.

What TL4E can do for you is a steering together to create favorable conditions for wholeness and co-creation. In this way the people in your organization who are ready get the space and skills to become the best version of themselves, in freedom and free will. Sustainable prosperity in the 21st century requires a daily investment in mental and physical well-being.

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Edwin Stam
Partner in cultural development
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