Cartographers of The Future
Cartographers of the Future bring pockets of the world we all want into business as usual.
Legacy organizations follow the legacy maps they are familiar with.
Legacy mindsets are based on mechanical metaphors.
Analysis, measurement and control are the language.
Efficiency is the goal.
Knowledge / power is the currency of the realm.
The factory is shaped like a pyramid.
Power is concentrated with a few at the top.
Power flows down, benefits flow up.
As the pyramid grows, it excludes more and more from the power and benefits at the top.
Any group of humans can be a pyramid. A family, a team, an organization, a city, a country. The pyramid you are likely most familiar with is the modern corporation.
Cartographers of the future
are charting a new way.
The new/next mindset is based on biologic metaphors.
Sense, adapt and respond are the language.
Resilience is the goal.
Listening / collaboration is the currency of the realm.
The ecosystem is shaped like a circle.
Power flows out. Benefits flow out.
As the circle expands, it includes more and more in the flow of power and benefits.
Cartographers of the Future imagine and create circles, and then bring circle ways into pyramids.