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How to create successful multidisciplinary communities within a complex transition

Impossible commitments?

Sustainable human and regional development requires the transition between ways of thinking and handling. The latter is already complex for individuals who see their comfort zones and lifestyle affected and hence adjusted. It is even more complex for institutions whose reason to be is often only partially compatible with the new sustainable development context. They can be part of a solution through technology or services yet are often part of the problem due to their polluting productivity or misuse of natural resources.

Think for instance of the car industry that is challenged into rethinking urban mobility, air and sound pollution or space optimization. Or multinationals that sell their health innovation, produced in a highly unhealthy and polluting supply chain. Or governance that tries to fit new age sustainability policy into political economic business cases.

Within our level 4 awareness driven regional development we bring together all these troubled minds and institutions into one local priortized, sustainocratic community setting. This seems a way of asking for trouble. Yet we find that in this environment the contradictions within the transition are largely eliminated into a can do setting. Where individuals seem unlikely to be able to take integral responsibility by themselves without disputing their own existence or way of working, the community highlights their remaining authority in a progressive, innovative, multidisciplinary approach. The contradiction however ofter produces stress in the communities and commitments. When many are involved this can be disruptive, conflictive and unproductive. To identify the blocks, mismatches and potential solutions, we use a special technique.

Systemic constellations

A complex multidisciplinary community consists of different energies that either complement each other or not. It is often unclear what is what since interests and commitments are mostly intertwined or not 100% transparant to the group. A systemic constellation is a reproduction of the players using a platform that helps envisage the different patterns and forces at hand. With a particular question at hand the power play is visualized and analyzed. Hidden fields appear both in the positive and negative sense. As the reviewing proceeds layer after layer can be analysed and look at from different perspectives. Players can exchange positions in order to feel the empathy within choices at hand that are often otherwise not understood. Playing the constellation is often an eye opener for all involved at personal and institutional level and helps strengthen relationships, processes and projects that otherwise would maybe waste resources and time.

STIR Foundation’s excellence

We find the extreme value of our STIR focus on level 4 participatory society, which we started defining and developing practical experience with since 2009. And in addition the experience we developed in te dynamic clustering processes of priority based multidisciplinary gathering at this level using our sustainocratic values to connect all participants. Over the years we had a variety of clusters that started with enthousiasm but did not survive themselves. Others took a long time to come to get to consolidate for growth due to hidden, unidentified forces. With the inclusion of specialists partners in the systemic constellation approac we completed the central team of sustainocratic community development. We also found in it a way to anticipate issues before even starting a complex dynamic clustering process.

Worldwide expertise sharing

Now, with all this expertise (level 4 multidisciplinary participation, sustainocratic core values, systemic constellations, etc we are ready to help sustainable regional development througout the world. Climate awareness, UN Sustainable Development Goals, commitment to Sustainocratic core values, whatever the focus, STIR can help with experts, methods and solid examples.

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  1. […] In Sustainocracy we would refer to this as a City of Tomorrow (FRE2SH/COS3i) community. With the Doalnara community as a visual example we envisage every town, city and rural area to gradually transform into Doalnaras by facilitating AiREAS, COS3i and FRE2SH like community building, applying modern insights, technology, social inclusion and integrated multidisciplinary leadership. […]

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