Cartographers of The Future
Cartographers of the Future are
by accident or intent, have become
In their civilian clothes they might be social entrepreneurs, service designers or social change activists. They might even be artists, entrepreneurs, or researchers.
In their superhero outfits, they are Cartographers of the Future leading us into uncharted realms of work, cities and economies for the common good.
Legacy organizations follow the legacy maps they are familiar with.
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.
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.
Maybe this is making sense to you.
Maybe you’re wondering, “Am I a Cartographer of the Future?”
Here’s a couple of ways to explore.