The Orgtology Blog

Welcome to our blog articles on Orgtology, Orgamatics, and Organamics. To post blogs on this site, you must be an Orgtologist or a Orgtology Specialist, or you must be registered on a training programme of the IOI. All blog articles are moderated.

The Art of Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking - An Orgtology Perspective
Strategic thinking is the art of keeping an organisation relevant. For Org to survive it needs strategic thinkers within its executive team. They are the guardians of relevance. Therefore, they must understand the flow of strategy well. The structure of strategy begins as a flow. Purpose is the foundation of any organisation. Without it, Org cannot...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-10-09

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Optimizing Operational Efficiency

Optimizing Operational Efficiency - An Orgtology Perspective
Efficiency is the corner stone for any operation. Without it, Org will not survive. In nature, efficiency defines the cycle of life. Resources are never infinite. Therefore, the goal is always to decrease energy whilst increasing the result. To watch the incredible power of an ant or the precision of a honeybee will show the efficiency in nature. O...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-08-22

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The ROET Analysis

ROET Analysis - An Orgtology Perspective
Understanding is the foundation of change. Before we can improve, we must understand. ROET stands for Relationships, Opportunities, Efficiency, and Threats. The main purpose of ROET is to understand the reality of a team or organisation. From such understanding one can make informed decisions regarding change and maintenance. I have been using ROET...
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© 2021-07-20: Derek hendrikz

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Developing a business model

Developing a business model - an orgtology perspective
One of the aims of a model is to create a simplistic understanding of something. An architect will create a model to visualise an end-result. A mathematician could create a model to ease calculations for others. For organisations, we create a business model to show how we do our business. Stewart and Zhao (2000) see a business model as a statement ...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-07-01

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Defining the organisation and creating its identity – strategy from an orgtology perspective

Organisational definitione and identity from an orgtology perspective
The first phase of any strategic process must always be to know who we are and then to decide what we want to do with that. The strategic process thus begins with an understanding of purpose and intent. E.g., there are many boxers in the world and they all participate in a sport that hold the same rules. They thus operate on a similar algorithm. Th...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-06-26

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The strategic process – an orgtology perspective

The strategic process – an orgtology perspective
To succeed, any organisation must thrive in a fast changing and dynamic world. The effect of this is that strategy must be intelligent and dynamic. It might be that much of what you know about strategy is obsolete. Research shows that old ways of creating corporate strategy will not sustain the growth and change that many organisations need. Orgtol...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-04-05

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Orgtology Q & A

Questions and answers about orgtology
On first acquaintance, orgtology might seem like a new name for old shoes. This is not the case, since orgtology has specific assumptions about organisation. These differ significantly from traditional organisational thinking. Executives who use orgtology as management tool, find it impossible to revert to traditional methods. Below is a podcast in...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-06-09

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Change Management – an orgtology perspective

Change is what makes life possible. The human ability to create intent beyond purpose is what sets us apart from the normal evolutionary change that occur in other animals. I.e., we can be revolutionary. E.g., a hawk can choose to catch a rabbit or a mouse, but it cannot choose to become a vegetarian. The hawk's choice is locked into its purpo...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-05-20

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RUN THE BUSINESS AND CHANGE THE BUSINESS FOR SUSTAINED SUCCESS, AN ORGTOLOGY LENS

1. Abstract Sustained success is achieved if leadership establish the delicate balance between seeking optimum efficiency from running operations through business processes and executing projects to change the business at the right time to adapt to external factors. This is to ensure the organization remains a relevant member of its ecosystem. Stro...
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The effect of culture on organisational design

The effect of culture on organisational design - an orgtology perspective
The purpose of organisational design is to create order. Yet too much order will drive predictability, which might blind us to a fast-changing world. To change, Org must be creative. Organisational culture will decide how much uniqueness we allow within Org. We need uniqueness for abstract thinking. It keeps us relevant. In so, we need order to eff...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-03-22

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Orgotology practice as a panacea to challenges posed by 4IR to leaders and managers of 21st organizations. : Shaping a New Era

 Abstract  Blurred boundaries between man and machine, autonomous machines performing tasks and operations, digitization and integration of value chains, human 2.0. etc. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is not only on our front porch but is in our living rooms. In the last two decades, our world has been a consequence of c...
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Developing an organisational organogram – an orgtology perspective

Creating an Organogram - an Orgtology Perspective
To create an organogram from an orgtology perspective differs from traditional methods. Here our task is to first understand the flow of activity before we add resources and authority. We must at all times ensure efficiency. Not only regarding resources, but also in terms of process flow. We cannot assume that people who hold similar &nbs...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-03-07

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Integrating the Process and Project Constructs

The process construct is a blueprint for running the operations of Org. A project construct defines the plans that we make to change Org. The former ensures performance whilst the latter secures relevance. Process and project constructs must therefore give an integrated solution to the performance and relevance of Org. We cannot understand these co...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-02-23

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APPLICATION OF THE ORGTOLOGY THEORIES TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN RELEVANT AND SUSTAINABLE ORGANISATIONS

Introduction  This descriptive and referenced essay intends to demonstrate the understanding of the philosophy, Hypothesis 2x of Orgtology, which is defined as the study of organisations (Hendrikz 2020), and its practical applicability to establish and maintain a relevant and performing Organization (Org). The Org. in question must be a going ...
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© James S. Nkambule 27/01/2021

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MEASURING RELEVANCE IN AN ORGANISATION: THE ORGTOLOGY PERSPECTIVE

Measuring Relevance in an Organisation: Orgtology Perspective
Introduction  Orgtology is a study of organisation and the consciousness that constructs it (Hendrikz 2020). It is a scientific study of how to run and change an organisation. In essence, it is a scientific study of how to ensure performance and secure relevance of an organisation. Thus, orgtology provides a unique perspective to understanding...
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© Eugene T. SIMELANE: 2021-02-07

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Leadership versus Management: An Orgtology Perspective on the Roles of a Coach and Captain During the 90+ Minutes in a Soccer Match

Stephen Keshi, coaching Nigeria at World Cup 2014. He was known as the 'Big Boss'.
Introduction and Research Questions  Who leads and who manages between the beginning and final whistles of the referee in soccer? Does the coach lead and the captain manage? Or, does the coach manage and the captain lead? Is it simple to discern the two roles during a match? If there is complexity, can we clearly define and understand the role...
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Sameness and Difference – the core of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion – an Orgtology perspective

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion - an Orgtology Perspective
I am Caucasian, male, 52 years old, and speak with an Afrikaans accent. It is my fixed identity. Physically I cannot be anything else than that. Yet mentally I can be an incredible variety of that. My body is an algorithm. It restricts me. My mind is abstract. It frees me. Jointly, they become an expression of who and what I am. As humans we expres...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-01-25

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Corporate Governance: from an Orgtology Perspective

A Shift in Thinking
INTRODUCTION  Across the globe, the catchphrase in organizations is 'corporate governance'. Undoubtedly, 'corporate governance', is widely known for organizational achievement. It is associated with successful organizations. While the mentioning of 'corporate governance' represents excellence and reputation, critics however, believe it is just...
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Organisational design – a future perspective.

Introduction to Organisational Design - An Orgtology Perspective
Without Organisations we would be primitive. It is through Org that we can control things and people. Religion, politics, philosophy, ideology, culture, business, and government… These are all organisations. Even language is an organised expression. Org gives humanity its collective consciousness and holds its intelligence beyond physical form. In ...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2020-12-05

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Theory Dx – The Relevant and Performing Individual (RPI)

Orgtology Theory Dx of the Relevant and Performing Individual.
To perform one must manage, whilst to be relevant one must lead. In so, a relevant and performing individual (RPI) is one who knows how to manage and lead. "On deciding when to manage and when to lead, take note of the following: A football coach is mostly never on the field, whilst the captain always is; The coaches work never stops, whilst the ca...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2020-08-22

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Theory Ex on Identity

Orgtology Theory Ex on Identity
"What makes us different, and in which ways are we the same? What incites our conflicts, for there are so many to blame...I want to be me yet cannot survive without we...But what then is left of me if I must crucify myself unto a collective we?Thus, the question remains - who am I and who are we? Derek Hendrikz: 2013 The basic assumption on Theory ...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2020-08-09.

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Theory Px on Paradigm

Orgtology - Theory Px on Paradigm
A paradigm is the window through which one views the world. In so, it defines the reality of mind. To grasp a paradigm means understanding the thoughts and emotions that drive behaviour. In so, the problem is mostly not with a person, but with the belief construct that drives such person. In my experience, the secret to changing people is that you ...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2020-08-10

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Using Orgtology Theory to Create and Sustain Relevant and Performing Innovation-Based Organisations

 Introduction Orgtology is a study of organisation (Org) and the consciousness that constructs it. It is also defined as the science of organisation. (Hendrikz 2020) In developing an understanding of an organisation through Orgtology, one can then come up with solutions to help the organisation exist more optimally in both performance and rele...
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Theory Ix on Intelligence

Theory Ix on Intelligence - Orgtology
To define intelligence is no simple task. There is no unchallenged definition to date. To put that in perspective, we have a better understanding of the universe than we do of intelligence. In fact, scientist have more math on parallel universes than they have on intelligence. In orgtology, we look at how people apply themselves in diverse situatio...
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© 2020-07-23: Derek Hendrikz

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What is Orgamatics?

Introduction to Orgamatics
Orgamatics is an orgtology field of study where one uses scientific method to create strategy and ensure operational efficiency. The term blends the two words, "organisation" and "mathematics". In so, it denotes the mathematical construct of an organisation. The basic assumption of orgamatics Through the study of organisational duality, we can unde...
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© 2020-04-26: Derek Hendrikz

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Hypothesis 2x – the Foundation of Orgtology

Hypothesis 2x - the Foundation of Orgtology
Hypothesis 2x opens the study of orgtology. It creates its theories and philosophy. Its basic premise is that an Organisation can only exist if activity interacts. In so, an organisation exists through relations and relationships. To relate, entities must interact. Interaction is a cycle of projecting and receiving. When this happens, activity beco...
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© 2020-04-24: Derek Hendrikz

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What is Orgtology?

The difference between an organisation and a system always fascinated me. In the cycle of life there is no leadership or strategy. There is only algorithm. The honeybee pollinates plants that grows from ground, which the dung beetle fertilises by burying decaying matter deep underground. The antelope who eats plants in turn becomes food to a lion. ...
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© 2018-01-21 CFT Hendrikz

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What is a Relationship Construct?

Orgtology Relationship Construct
We engage in relationships to benefit ourselves. It could be for resources; psychological wellbeing; need to procreate; sense of duty; etc. The benefits of a relationship could be a myriad of things. Yet, in absence of "the self", there is no relationship. Org has many relationships too. E.g., with employees, customers, suppliers, competitors, owne...
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© 2020-01-18: Derek Hendrikz

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What is a Project Construct?

An orgtology project construct
The purpose of a project construct is to plan and execute the changes that Org must make to stay relevant. The future is uncertain. Therefore, a primary task of this construct is to reduce uncertainty of a future outcome. In so, Org must effect change at minimal risk. To reduce the uncertainty of an outcome, one must control the process that create...
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© 2019-12-08: Derek Hendrikz

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Measuring effectiveness

Measuring effectiveness through outcome targets
Efficiency is quite easy to measure since outputs and outcomes are both quantifiable. Effectiveness on the other hand, relates relevance to outputs. This is a challenging task since relevance is mostly a perception, which is hard to quantify. We call the measure of effectiveness an outcome. Two variables measure an outcome. One is a prediction of w...
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