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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?


How does our organization convert observations and experiences into new understandings that can be benefit the organization and the world that it depends on?


How does our organization learn from what it has observed, experienced, and come to understand?  How does it apply learning to benefit itself and the world around it?  

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 and systems rich, rapidly changing, 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 innate abilities to observe, to analyze, to gain new understandings, to develop new connections, and above all, to learn and adapt in our innovative world.  Our world also relies on intelligent information systems, scientific research, and data analytics to support and give meaning to these new observations, help establish new connections, and bolster the human capability through machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Conscious Community Theory coincides with the emergence of other awareness-driven innovations like blockchain, agile project management, intelligent information systems, benefit corporations, conscious capitalism, cloud strategy, and the rapid rise of business analytics.  It introduces awareness into the business and organizational lexicon, which empowers organizations to better respond to the needs of the world around them.  Contact us to find out how your organization might benefit from Conscious Community Theory.   

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 Board level.  Stakeholder Theory ignores non-stakeholders and 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 that depend on, or are impacted by the organization.