Next Systems

Our Next Systems pieces describe new possibilities for our global society, from more sustainable economic models to more conscious organizational management practices to personal development and beyond.

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Human-centered design is a project design approach that emphasizes designing for people over design for problems. It helps ensure that our solutions reflect audiences’ needs and experiences, rather than developers’ assumptions.

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Wholehearted living is the antidote to shame. It is about living life from a place of worthiness, courage, and vulnerability and in doing so, better connecting with others and developing a sense of purpose and wholeness.

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Systems thinking is a new paradigm of analysis that encourages and enables us to understand complex and often hidden dynamics throughout our world.

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Transcendental Meditation is one form of meditation focused on transcending the mind to achieve pure awareness and therefore a new sense of peace, creativity, and self-realization.

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With right to repair, we imagine a different kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage, and rebuild.

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Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

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Ranked choice voting (RCV) describes voting systems that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, and then uses those rankings to elect candidates with a broad base of support.

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The circular economy is an emerging economic model based on recycling and repairing.

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Agile management is a workflow philosophy and framework that emphasizes self-managing teams that deliver project requirements in iterations and increments and allows requirements to evolve over time.

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Teal organizations are an emerging model based on living systems and aimed at garnering higher member well-being, improved resilience, and greater contributions to the common good.

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