Conscious Community Theory-Conscious Community Theory

Conscious Community Theory-Conscious Community Theory

Conscious Community Theory

The Awareness Triad:  The information-based foundation of Conscious Community Theory.

OBSERVING and experiencing

How does our organization invest in observations and experiences, and how does it capture information for review and analysis?

UNDERSTANDING and appreciating

How does our organization convert observations and experiences into new understandings, and new appreciations that can be used to benefit the organization?

LEARNING and connecting

How does our organization learn from what it has observed, experienced, and come to understand?  How does it apply learning to achieve connection and balance and to benefit the world that it depends on for survival?  

Conscious Community Theory of Organizational Function

Conscious Community Theory was born of a realization that for centuries, organizations have largely implemented structured, pre-defined purpose, while survival in a scientifically driven, information rich and connected world depends mostly on awareness, and on agile response.  Our powerful ego-centric, purpose filled missions, visions, and values are no longer enough, and without awareness, they can actually put an organization and its dependents at risk.  Our world now relies on conscious humans to lead from the front lines through their humble ability to observe, to analyze, to gain new understandings, to develop new connections, and above all, to demonstrate resilience and flexibility through learning and adapting in this dynamic, innovative world.  Conscious Community Theory coincides with the emergence of other awareness-driven innovations like blockchain, agile project management, intelligent information systems, benefit corporations, conscious capitalism, and the rapid rise of business analytics.  It introduces awareness into the business and organizational lexicon, which empowers organizations to serve the needs of our world and all its people.  Contact us to find out how your organization might become a more Conscious Community.   

Shareholder Theory
Profits First
Shareholder Theory prioritizes the purpose of maximizing value (profits) to the shareholders of the organization.  It prioritizes the capitalist system, and it envisions the benefits of placing humans in service to the capitalist system and its ideals.   
Stakeholder Theory
People First
Stakeholder Theory prioritizes the purpose of the human stakeholders of the organization.  The needs of many individual people are collected into large, representative stakeholder groups and opposing interests are negotiated at the leadership level.  Stakeholder Theory ignores non-stakeholders and those non-human stakeholders that are unable to speak for themselves.     
Conscious Community Theory
Connection, Life, and Planet First
Conscious Community Theory seeks a life-supporting balance between organizational awareness and purpose.  It prioritizes the connection between all its living members, and it maintains awareness of all life impacted by the organization.  Conscious Community Theory places all human-created systems, machines, rules, and processes in service to the conscious beings of the organization, and in service to all living things on earth.