Today I had the opportunity to present Liberating Structures’ Ecocycle Planning method to the University of Minnesota’s Project and Change Managers Collaborators.
Ecocyle is a method for mapping and reviewing an organization’s portfolio of activities using an ecological model. The premise is that just as a forest will have a number of trees in every stage of their lifecycle, every organization will have a number of activities in various lifecycle stages. It’s important for change managers to be able to see where each activity is, and in particular identify those activities that are being held on to past their prime, or new activities that are being under resourced.
It was a great group of people to present to. They were engaged and insightful. I really appreciated the opportunity.