Thursday, 28 November 2013

Your Ethical / Green Company on Ecosystems
A Biomimetic Model to Achieve Positive Macro Economic Results and Environmental Symbiosis via Ecosystems

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“It is now clear to me that the family is a microcosm of the world. To understand the world, we can study the family: issues such as power, intimacy, autonomy, trust, and communication skills are vital parts underlying how we live in the world. To change the world is to change the family.”
~ Virginia Satir
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Isn’t your company like your other family? PeapodLife certainly feels this way. As a small business initiative with a revolutionary paradigm of working, healing, learning and living, we know the bonds we share as a team and the dynamic we foster as a company create our future and the world around us.

If your company is anything like ours, your goals are somewhat grandiose (and include changing the world for the better). As a “Green/Ethical” business leader, you will no-doubt recognize how such bonds and collective visions come from the heart; they are our core values which inform all we do.

What if there was a way to create an enhanced microcosm for your corporate family, which naturally supported the fundamental core values of you, your employees, and all who visit your place of business?

What if you could have a microcosm of collective symbiosis and harmony? Could it, in the final analysis, be what is standing between you and your ethical/green macroeconomic and ecological goals?

Let’s use a biomimetic model to explore the nature of ecosystems at the micro and macrocosmic levels, and see what fruit such nature-inspired analysis produces.

Image by PeapodLife: Your Company on Ecosystems: 
Biomimetic Model to Achieve Positive Macro Economic Results and Environmental Symbiosis via Ecosystems


STEPS to ENVIRONMENTAL SYMBIOSIS:
  1. HEART: This is the real source of our Core Values, along with Inspiration, Intuition, Feeling, Compassion and all those things that haven’t mattered in a purely logical, purely profit-driven models of business. It is also the source of our drive; our passion.

  2. MIND: Here our intellect is informed by our core values, feelings, senses of right and wrong, etc. and we manage the occasional profound thought, brilliant idea, or inspired strategy (in between the incessant non-stop thinking of our mechanical intellectual mind).

  3. ACTIONS: within the Company, when informed by the core values and other faculties of our heart-mind, are aligned with those core values reflect our higher selves; our greatest potential.

  4. RESULTS: for the Company will reflect our core values; our greatest potential.

  5. POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FEEDBACK: from the macro environment is inevitable (although will not always be the case as some in the macro environment will not share our core values). This will produce a positive feedback loop which will affect the Company’s internal environment and ultimately the heart-minds of all the employees.
GOAL: SYMBIOSIS WITH THE MACRO ENVIRONMENT

Here we see a logical outcome: to achieve your green/ethical macro economic, social and ecological targets, you need only model your company after the fundamental building blocks of life itself: the living cell.

So what about the status quo? The above analysis is all well and good, but exactly why should you make the investment in ecosystems of all things? Why all this emphasis on heart? In other words, what happens if we look at the reverse?

When we take a similar biomimetic approach to analyzing how most companies operate, we discover they resemble less a cell—the building blocks of life—and something altogether more ominous. But is Agent Smith from The Matrix correct? Let’s find out:

Image by PeapodLife: Your Company without Ecosystems: 
Biomimetic Model to Achieve Macro Economic Results with Environmental Exploitation via lack of Ecosystems

STEPS to ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLOITATION:
  1. HEART: Without ecosystems to support a strong set of core values centred in the heart, what we’re left with is raw drive; pure passion.

  2. MIND: Here our intellect is fuelled by raw passion and our conditioned beliefs around what a company is, what it means to succeed, what the shareholders want and what it takes to “win the game” become the mechanical programming which stand in for our core values.

  3. ACTIONS: within the Company, individuals adhering to accepted programs execute them mechanically, driven by their conditioned beliefs aligned with accepted definitions of business success.

  4. RESULTS: for the Company reflect the programming executed through its actions; our mundane potential: material gain with little or no regard for the consequences.

  5. HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTAL FEEDBACK: from the macro environment is inevitable (although will not always be the case as some in the macro environment will stand to benefit from sharing in our exploitation; i.e. “the spoils”). This will produce a hostile feedback loop which will affect the Company’s internal environment and ultimately the heart-minds of all the employees.

Indeed, we can see from the above diagram that the best analogy for humans, their behaviour, and their companies’ behaviour up to now is that of a virus. Agent Smith was right.

It’s no wonder the macro economic and ecological environments around the world are suffering as profits multiply for fewer and fewer people “at the top,” populations multiply “at the bottom,” and the middle class shrinks along with precious natural resources, ecological diversity, and environmental sustainability.

Your company is a family. Heal your family, heal the world. Make your company a living cell which functions on symbiosis and harmony internally, seek symbiosis and harmony with its macro environment. Be a positive example for all the virulent entities around the world.

Contact us to learn about how to get an ecosystem for your company and start the healing process TODAY.

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