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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Spiral Dynamics

Spiral Dynamics was first introduced in 1996 by Don Beck and Chris Cowan. Spiral Dynamics focuses on the flexibility of human nature through the belief that, in certain conditions, humans will adapt to their surroundings by constructing a more modern, but more complex model with the intention of making their living better by conquering any further problems. The framework of each new model includes all previous models, which are structured around First tier and Second Tier vMemes: “systems of core values or collective intelligences, applicable to both individuals and entire cultures.”

Spiral Dynamics enlightens the idea that leaders and managers can understand organizational culture more thoroughly. For instance, leaders can address human factor dilemmas because Spiral Dynamics describes them in a language that reaches far beyond the usual demographics. The significance in Spiral Dynamics is its applications allow the analysis of micro and macro systems of human and cultural behavior.

Spiral Dynamics enables organizations to build effective teams and can help leaders manage change in a positive way, effectively introduce changes and build teams that enable members to use all of their aptitudes. The techniques and tools provided by Spiral Dynamics can prove to be essential when trying to increase interaction between individuals, motive your employees and inspire productivity.

Spiral Dynamics can have an extremely positive impact on management and organizations
through its learning approaches, management styles or other techniques that enhance and
enable good organization behavior within a workforce.

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