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  • - About Tomorrow Makers
    Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter Tomorrow Makers is nonprofit corporation teaching leaders communities and organizations how to design facilitate and engage in collaboration in order to address the complex and critical challenges to their success and sustainability Tomorrow Makers roots in collaborative design go back more than three decades Our methods and processes have been taught transferred and re created by dozens of communities and are actively practiced by hundreds of knowledge workers around the world Experiencially driven collaboration We design develop use and teach systems and processes that enable collaboration to effectively address organizational challenges and opportunities We provide a wide range of design and facilitation services to help groups organizations and communities collaborate in ways that recognize the significant qualities and aptitudes of each contributor and draw forth on the dormant potential that resides within the group Our efforts our focused on enabling organizations to apply this collective solution seeking to become more agile resilient and innovative Outcomes of our work typically include accelerated design and decision making cultural cohesion greater and widespread stakeholder engagement and new more powerful models for understanding and influencing their organizational ecosystems Collaboratively driven leadership We work with individual

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  • - What we do
    organizations to utilize the resources strengths creativity talents expertise and experience within their community to do extraordinary work together Our emphasis is in face to face collaborative technologies process facilitation and organizational learning Gail and Todd have been designing creating and facilitating group interactions together for over 20 years and have more than 55 years combined of practical experience in the field Working with executives and leadership teams they have learned developed and applied a deep and robust system of models patterns processes and tools to enable organizations to creatively and effectively address challenges take advantage of emergent opportunities and expand the realm of possibility We offer our body of knowledge and expertise to individual designers teachers facilitators and artists whose work is to release the Group Genius within their community or organization Each Leading through Collaboration program is co designed and customized and typically runs from 3 to 12 months Leaders can expect their teams and organizations to accelerate learning and decision making processes become more aligned across vantage points and operational functions and generate higher levels of creativity and innovative thinking Drop us an email to learn more Creating experiences in collaboration What makes a gathering more than the sum of its parts How can themes sessions content the physical environment and the expertise of participants be interwoven and meaningfully connected Given the abundance of choices of process tools techniques location and subject matter expertise what are the meta structures and processes that release Group Genius How can we realize a rich meaningful experience powerful relationships and stronger capacities for action With a good design process it is relatively easy to take a standard workshop and turn it into something transformational Our processes are designed to enrich each person s imagination and ability to bring into coherence their

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    1966 The task decides not the name the age or the budget of the discipline or the rank of the individual applying for it Knowledge therefore has to be organized as a team in which the task decides who is in charge for what and for how long Peter Drucker The Age of Discontinuity 1968 In 1981 as Matt and I were developing our method and process we called upon Drucker s use of Knowledge Worker to identify our way of working We fused Drucker s term with my work from the Learning Exchange re experiential education and Matt s work with building crews and his studies in complexities We intuitively understood that the complexities of the future would require a deep understanding of collaboration and knowledge exchange We tied in Howard Garner s work with different intelligences and our understanding and support of the knowledge worker began to unfold Very few understood what we were doing as most facilitation processes were formed by a lead expert facilitator and several supporting administrator organizers Even those on our team that we called Knowledge Workers balked Few understood Drucker s understanding of the emerging future Neither Matt nor I wanted to grow a large organization so our response was a network of knowledge workers Our dream for KWs was that they could give us about two weeks a month and for the other month they could do their writing art science school or what have you We created a pay system that would provide freedom to pursue their dreams Needless to say we were ahead of the game However in the 80 s there were massive layoffs from the large corporations They were forsaking their belief in life time employment Fast Company responded with an article call A Brand Called You and Tom Peters wrote a book called the same Companies of One were beginning to emerge The dot com bubble also forced people out on their own This was a fertile time for incubation and beginning the quickening of the knowledge worker The knowledge workers born of the MG Taylor process were several steps ahead One they were already a network and had learned the art of collaboration and design They knew how to find each other and they established a sapient leadership spirit amongst them Two and perhaps most important they had learned how to play as a core part of the work They became designers makers doers and players some of the most sought after skills today Today articles like The Dark Matter of Open Making Six ways work will change in 2016 Meet KEE A Social Network for Tackling Societal Problems In my mind these all grew out of Peter Druckers first definition and the MG Taylor understanding for how Knowledge Workers would in the long run help shape a new economy I think we are all born natural makers and knowledge workers The good news is that the Millenials don t seem to be outgrowing this natural

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  • - The Creative Economy
    now better descriptors of what shapes the marketplace The Creative Economy is the name we give to what is emerging from the combination of the Knowledge and Network Economies This Shift Paper is written as a means to create a dialogue around assumptions and ways of working in order to increase fitness for the kinds of situations decisions and responsibilities that a Creative Economy imposes on all of us The phrases below are not to be taken in isolation as single issues but as a whole for exploring designing and implimenting patterns that are well suited to a Creative Economy It was originally composed in preparation for the WorkSpace at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos where it was presented as a poster We ve tweaked it and blogged about it a few times since then but it basically remains as it was written then For a more in depth account of the paradigm shift we see taking place take a look at our 2009 paper From Hierarchy to Panarchy The unfolding of a global paradigm shift Gail Todd December 2005 June 2013 Fading paradigm shift from Emerging paradigm shift to Standards rules and regulations are imposed at the start of a process often becoming static Patterns principles and relationships create standards that evolve and shift with new context Top down decisions made in exclusivity and chosen from within a few possibilities Ideas grow from bottom up and are designed with inclusivity of all involved in their development and use Conforming drive to get everyone on the same page Disruptive value derived from the differences of perspective experience intelligence Design by experts Experts in collaboration with others from many vantage points Repeatable mechanistic processes Parts recombined and reassembled to create entirely new and novel processes

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  • - Writings
    team review the cards as an individual Find questions or ideas that you might not have thought about previously Then as you engage with other team members bring up these ideas Engage in a conversation about each idea Let these ideas help guide your first steps into a design This Guide is the product of the Everything Speaks DesignShop designed and facilitated by Tomorrow Makers with many founding members of The Value Web http www thevalueweb org in service to The World Economic Forum WorkSpace Team It is wonderfully illustrated by Alicia Bramlett From Hierarchy to Panarchy The unfolding of a global paradigm shift 1 4M A work in progress addressing specific questions around paradigm shifts and how one might help to shape them ISSS 2056 Backcast 1 2M The August 2056 issue of TIME Magazine includes this feature story on how the systems sciences have helped shape the world over the past half century The content is drawn from a backcasting experience Tomorrow Makers designed and facilitated with the ISSS in July 2006 The title of the article The future is rational only in hindsight is one of 14 design axioms originally coined by Gail and her husband and

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  • - Our Bookshelf
    by Stephen Nachmanovitch Tags Delicious Syntopical There is an old Sanskrit word lila which means play Richer than our word it means divine play the play of creation destruction and re creation the folding and the unfolding of the cosmos Lila free and deep is both the delight and enjoyment of this moment and the play of God It also means love Lila may be the simplest thing there is spontaneous childish disarming And so the story begins and I follow with great pleasure I finished the book today reluctantly It is one of those delicious books that does not want to be finished but savored page by page I call this kind of book a gift to all humanity Free Play remains one of my most loved books Yesterday I down loaded it to my iPhone so I could just have it near me I can open it anywhere and find gold Thank you Stephen for this wonderful inspiring book GT Click to View on Amazon Resilience Thinking Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World by Brian Walker PhD David Salt Tags Resourceful Wayfinding The more I come to learn about resilience the more essential and guiding a quality it becomes to my design thinking This is the first book I ve read that is about resilience in eco and social systems I can t imagine a better first book TJ Click to View on Amazon Panarchy Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems Island Press Tags Research Systems Edited by Lance H Gunderson and C S Holling It will take me a long time to get through 500 pages of this book but it is well written for both scientific and lay readers The authors are questing for a new theory of adaptive change They believe previous theories which they call 1 Nature flat 2 Nature balanced 3 Nature Anarchic and 4 Nature resilient all have some validity but each is incomplete and thus destructive to our stewardship of both human and natural ecosystems The authors go on a heuristic search to find and document a 5th theory called Nature evolving With this theory they are encouraging innovation opportunity for people to learn and prosper one that incorporates responsibility to maintain and restore the diversity of nature and that is based on a just and civil society From the back cover Resilience timing adaptation these are the three pillars upon which the emergent properties of interacting systems rest When the systems are the economy and the environment understanding of the relationships amonng these concepts is crucial This volume does a better job of explaining how to manage both money and nature to ensure humanity s long term future than any other work I know of Read and reflect John L Casti Santa Fe Institute Click to View on Amazon The Invention of Air A Story Of Science Faith Revolution And The Birth Of America by Steven Johnson Tags Historical Timely Synthesis Gail comments Timely fun important to

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  • - Tomorrow Makers in action
    term Group Genius TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter Tomorrow Makers in action Visit us on Flickr to see more images Belectric Time for Energization 37 Photos from a 2 1 Day Strategic Design Session with Belectric USA Gualala Arts Center 8 75 community members from the arts exploring the future of Gualala Arts Center Fun and rewarding 75 volunteers invested two days to learn share and create a powerful future Synergizer PatchWorks 15 How do you engage 65 leaders of significant organizations to let go of their own identities in order discover a larger context so that all the individual projects sum up to a higher order only by truly bringing There to Here This Moment in Time 34 photos from This Moment in Time a collaboration with The Value Web London March 18 19 2009 A Future By Design 19 While our events vary greatly in character and outcome organizing patterns of iteration recursion and variety run through each of them The result is an emerging Group Genius from beginning to end 50th Annual Meeting of the ISSS 7 You can t get THERE from HERE but you can get HERE from THERE

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  • - Contact Us
    contact log in recent posts Niche Economies Our 2016 Stories The evolution of the Knowledge Worker What Do You Do With An Idea What s in a Logo Libraries and Museums The Origin of Our Design Axioms The Power of Backcasting A timeline of the use and spread of the term Group Genius TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter by post Tomorrow Makers Inc P

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