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We play with wicked problems.

We partner with organizations and networks to design systems and structures that enable individuals and groups to learn, collaborate, engage in deep dialogue, and take informed collective action.

Our global network focuses on engaging at the intersection of systems. We make connections across networks, help orient and convene around a critical purpose, and facilitate to achieve meaningful and sustained solutions.

Our belief is that the “wicked problems” of our time are so large and interconnected that our appropriate response can only be constructed through a process we call emergent design. Our expertise lies in combining design thinking, visual communication, network science, interactive technology, group facilitation, and collaborative decision-making tools and techniques.

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WE CREATE

We create space for leaders to see, think, and interact differently to achieve genuine understanding and positive change.

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WE ENABLE

We support critical decision-makers around the world and provide them with practical and effective tools that support collaboration and informed action.

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WE EMPOWER

We support and empower a global network of highly skilled practitioners to innovate and extend the reach and impact of their work.

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July 23, 2022 in Design, MOTM

32nd MOTM | The Curve of Action

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Join host Svenja Rüger with Rob Evans & Matt Taylor for a 90-minute live discussion of “The Curve of Action” model. Americas 8-10am PST/Los Angeles 10am-12pm CST/Chicago... Read More
July 1, 2022 in Virtual Events

31st Model of the Month | Value Web / Business of Enterprise Model

Wednesday, July 6, 2022.  We will focus on the Value Web / Business of Enterprise Model—our namesake!—which depicts a network- based architecture for linking the functions of production, investment, consumption, and management in... Read More
May 6, 2022 in Virtual Events

Better Ancestoring Dialogues

Entangling good ancestoring with collaborative design, social learning and common good. Session notes & recording will be available here soon! Thursday 19th May 2022 Background Better Ancestoring Dialogues are an... Read More
May 4, 2022 in Design, MOTM, Virtual Events

30th Model of the Month | Black Box Method

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 HOST: Svenja Rüger  PRESENTERS: Rob Evans & Matt Taylor Session notes & recording available here. About the Workshop Welcome to our 30th Model of the Month... Read More