generative design lenses

Affecting lasting organization change is akin to embarking on a action-learning expedition. The journey is inherently heuristic and highly complex (and often messy.) Below are some of our favorite design lenses — models and frameworks that facilitate new, more 'generative' ways of seeing organizations and designing organization change.

Generative Change: go deeper

If you’re ready for a deeper dive into generative approaches and frameworks, we invite you to explore the following resources:

Generative Initiatives page contains in-depth description, dimensions and examples of generative change, generative initiatives and generative design principles. It was created by Bill Veltrop based on his pioneering work of designing and leading generative change in a number of companies during his 30+ years career.

Project 10X paper (a finalist in Gary Hamel’s MIX Leaders Everywhere Challenge) describes our key strategy for growing highly generative distributed leadership in an organization.

mavericks and projects we love

Carol Sanford's book "The Responsible Business" is one of the most in-depth, comprehensive and rigorous guides on designing generative change and growing organizations truly fit for a VUCA world.

Frederick Laloux's "Reinventing Organizations" is a fascinating and inspiring account of what Blue Zone organizations look and feel like, based on 12 thoroughly researched companies that have been operating in the Blue Zone for years, if not decades.

Gary Hamel's Management Innovation Exchange is a vibrant crowd-sourcing hub where organizational changemakers and mavericks from all over the world share their ideas, projects, breakdowns and breakthroughs as they pioneer new organizational territory and reinvent management as we know it.