Participative Design For Pro-Active Self Mobilization In Youth Programmes
In most places around the world the opportunities for the youth, in terms of technological advances, have never been better. Even in hostile environments, because it is precisely a hostile environment what some “seeds” require in order to further develop. As you may know, there are some pine seeds that need to be subjected to fire in order to germinate.
Despite the great opportunities, far too few youngsters are able to achieve the level of success warranted by our global technological advances. The reason is very simple, namely, a restrictive organizational structure around them which has conditioned their thinking and robbed them their brightest possible future!
Contrary to what most people may think, human conditioning begins at the very moment of conception, right when the sperm fertilizes the egg. This conditioning may be called intrinsic, since it is based on the genetic makeup the individual. The second type of conditioning is extrinsic for it is based on the environment around the individual from conception onwards.
To this day, however, most institutions (public and private) are still structured based on the dominant hierarchy better known as bureaucracy not because they want to, but because they don’t know better!
Indeed, most people, even OD and HR managers, seem to have no clue about organizational design principles, let alone about truly participative design which is a necessary and sufficient condition for pro-active self mobilization.
To The Health Of Your Participative Design!
JC Wandemberg Ph.D.
President & Founder
About the author: Dr. Wandemberg is an international consultant, stocks trader, professor, and analyst of economic, environmental, social, managerial, marketing, and political issues. For the past 30 years Dr. Wandemberg has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organizations to integrate sustainability through self-transformation processes and Open Systems Design Principles, thus, catalyzing a Culture of Trust, Transparency, and Integrity.
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