OrgIQ – Keeping the System Smart and Successful

The Core of OrgIQ in 30 Seconds

We all say, “humans are not machines,” but culture has long forgotten humanity.

What do we mean?

Imagine having the most wonderful cars but never turning their engines on—just pushing them around. This is how organizations operate today, focusing 97% on the mechanics and overlooking the human aspect. It’s not anyone’s fault; we just forgot.

All the emotional layers (we call them DSS, Deep Soft Skills) drive us. If we neglect our humanity, it’s like never turning the engine on. OrgIQ believes it’s time to remember that humanity is the engine of your people. That is what makes an organization intelligent. With their engines on, they will thrive and achieve more than ever before.

“Humans need food and connection … machines need food too. What makes us human is the connection [psyche/soul].”

Dan, OrgIQ

Create environments where living the Deep Soft Skills (emotional regulation, accountability, values, resilience, openness, trust,…), turn pushing into driving. The result is better productivity and satisfaction.

Join us and rediscover the true potential of your team. Welcome to OrgIQ, where your people drive success.

That’s it. Let’s drive.

The Risk of Success

Sometimes, success can become a major challenge for organizations—not in terms of finances, but for the people involved. Suddenly, despite being more successful than ever, we find ourselves feeling lonely and lost.

Why doesn’t success automatically bring happiness?

Intelligent organizations are both productive and joyful.

To become smarter, we don’t need to overhaul our organization; we simply need to shift our perspective.

We did it right. We were creative and innovative. That’s why we succeeded. We reacted to the changing world and seized our opportunities. We learned and adapted. We acted intelligently as an organization.

But with success, we forgot where it came from. We want it to last forever, which makes us freeze. We move from innovation to static maintenance mode. This is evident in the global wish list for organizations. We want the willingness and ability to…

  • Transformation (agile, digital, AI, …) & Technological Changes
  • Scaling/Global Growth/Cultural Integration & Inclusion
  • Innovation, Creativity
  • Compliance & Sustainability
  • Talent Acquisition & Retention & Emotional Health
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Active Engagement, Learning, Collaboration, and Productivity
  • Team and Cross-Team Cohesion

All this needs one important ingredient that we forgot. Humanity and the Deep Soft Skills.

We navigate between three elements: The always changing world. The changes (innovation & creativity) we need to build business, and the success of the business, as a result from innovation & creativity.

Do we experience success over a longer period of time, we forget what it was made from, and move deeper into the machine thinking—we want to keep the success, no matter what. That makes us stuck in the past. The world won’t stop and wait for us.

Passion for People builds Systems for Success

All the elements needed for success and happiness are already in place, inherent in the complexity of natural systems. We should embrace the benefits of human ingenuity, complexity, and adaptability. Utilizing these as tools eliminates the need for fear.

So we take what we have and add humanity again.

When we recognize that our current success is the result of who we were and what we have done, our perspective changes. We don’t go back in time because the world moves on—with or without us. But we reflect on what created success.

It’s a system not in a frozen state, but an intelligent, adaptive, learning, and agile organization.

We created a system that brought success, but then fear put a leash on it. Yes, we initiated it, but like children, systems mature and take on lives of their own. Preventing them from growing and becoming independent is neither healthy nor enjoyable for the system or its creators.

It’s time to trust the system again.

Your people don’t want to be pushed. Neither do you like the pushing (control and management). They need direction and the ability to start their engines and drive.

A refactoring of perspective

OrgIQ offers a transformative approach to changing how we view organizations, whether they are companies, families, or sports clubs.

Occasionally, we all need a reminder of why we engage in our activities. Generally, every seven years is an optimal time to refocus and refactor, ensuring our objectives align with our actions.

OrgIQ is the Idea of Multiple Truths.

In every complex system there are multiple true perspectives. We need to integrate these perspectives. The more, the better. It’s about integration, not about being right.

As a simple—and useful—model, we have to main perspectives. The visible and defined organization (let’s call it Clockwork, because it’s complicated, but understandable), and the living and invisible organization (let’s call in Neuronal Network, because it’s complex and never complete visible and fix, but constantly adapting and learning).

Both have their purpose. The Clockwork gives direction and a simple picture of the world. It keeps us together and moving. The Network get’s the work done and organizes how everything is done.

Our job is that these two work togethercollaborate–and benefit form each other. Sometimes they hinder each other. Which leads to resentments, mutual rejection, and alienation.

A Passion for People

At their best, people are the most productive, happy, and creative versions of themselves. Yet, amidst our successes, we often lose focus on our core purpose out of fear of losing what we have achieved. This is a natural, human response.

During such times, it’s crucial to revisit our roots and refocus on what drove our success in the first place: the system we created. Like any living entity, this system cannot be fully understood or controlled. An organization, symbolizing the placement of organs within a body, is inherently a living thing. However, fear of its complexity can lead us to deny its nature. When we deny it, we obstruct and hinder the potential of complex systems. It’s akin to trying to drive a car with your foot on the brake.

Let’s embrace humanity, complexity, and resistance as tools to guide us.

Selfcheck: Understand where you are

Get a simple tool to understand your current situation. The baseline for all further changes.

Leadership Development

Refocus on what created your success. Create a purpose-based leadership, which gives clear direction and re-connects the organization.

Collaboration

Increase understanding and skills for all people in the organization to improve collaboration. Working smart is working together and use the potential in your people.

“if you don’t change it, you choose it”

several sources (basically going back to Victor Frankl, about the freedom of choice of our response)

Value-Watcher

Create and ensure safe space again. When we are scared to loose our success, what we want to do and what we do differs. Then we need some supportive structure to be authentic again. Stick honestly to our values. Be prepared for the next level of success.

OrgIQ Assessment

Find out about the IQ of your organization. And most important get simple and concrete guidance to improve the IQ.

Intelligent Decisions and Changes

To go against resistance is very expensive. Changing the perspective on resistance and refocusing on purpose, makes resistance a power tool.

Useful Resources

We offer services and tools. You use, whatever you like. We capture our knowledge in the white-papers and other material, but it’s not possible to capture experience.

“What is thought is not always said; what is said is not always heard; what is heard is not always understood; what is understood is not always agreed; what is agreed is not always done; what is done is not always done again.”


Most likely falsely attributed to Konrad Lorenz – Austrian zoologist and ethologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1973 (1903-1989)

We advocate what we believe in. However, even if you hear and accept our message, applying it can be challenging. Our goal is to empower you and your organization to gain the necessary experience and skills within two to five years.

OrgIQ Downloads

  • Understand the basics of OrgIQ.
  • Get the model.
  • Use the presentations.

OrgIQ Support

  • Get the evaluation and interpretation of the self-check.
  • Get an assessment.
  • Get onsite coaching. For decisions and communication.
  • Use all our tools and services.

“Org IG is the best thing we ever tried. We never could imagine the level of trust, collaboration, and productivity we have now achieved.”

Tanja

Lean Coach and Manager

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