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.

Nine Steps to be Beyond Comparison

Beyond Comparison
When we talk "BEYOND COMPARISON" we think, Johnny Depp; Nelson Mandela; Madonna; Desmond Tutu; Michael Schumacher; Oprah Winfrey; Vladimir Putin, and many others… But there is also Jorge Wilson the accountant, Willie Shabalala the sales executive, and John Naidoo the artist, whose names you will never hear. Whatever your trade, there will be people...
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© 10 October 2016: CFT Hendrikz

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Theory O - Understanding Performance and Relevance

The Relevant and Performing Organisation
Theory O deals with the Relevant and Performing Organisation (RPO). It brings the other three orgamatics theories together. An Orgtologist must facilitate High Performing Organisations (RPO's) and Individuals (RPI's). In orgtology, orgamatics deals with RPO's and organamics with RPI's. The task of Org is to organise activity. The aim of activity is...
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Theory 2E – Understanding Workplace Results

Theory 2E of Results
Theory 2E aims to grasp the outputs and outcomes of an organisation. I.e., it probes the results of our operations and strategic initiative. An output is the result of a process. When Org defines its activity, sequence, and rules, it creates outputs. A simple example is building a car. The car is an output. Whether people like the car, will buy the...
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© 2019-09-29: Derek Hendrikz

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Theory 2I - Understanding Orgtelligence

Theory 2I of Orgtelligence
Intelligence is complex to grasp. Orgamatics holds that there are two types of intelligence. The first is implied intelligence (I i ). This is an algorithm - a set of rules that drives activity, which delivers a predictable output. For humans, breathing is a good example. For Org, the flow of work is one. The second type of intelligence is tacit in...
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Theory 2P – Understanding Work

Theory 2P of Work
Work is where rubber meets the road. In a world bound by time, we do all work through a sequence of activity. Some sequences have a definite beginning and end. They are projects. Others repeat a known past, which makes them cyclic processes. There is no other way. Work is either a project or a process. Processes help us to perfect what we did yeste...
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The Consciousness of Org

The Consciousness of an Organisation
Consciousness is the level at which an entity is aware. Such an awareness is only meaningful if it enables performance and secures relevance. All entities are aware at some level. A tree for instance, will develop a root structure that can accesses water and nutrients with ease. Yet, a tree does not know that it is a tree. This lack of self-awarene...
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What is Org?

What is an Organisation?
Orgtology is about understanding organisations. It thus makes sense to know what an organisation is. One will agree that you do not create a child when registering it with a Home Affairs department. In so, registering a company does not create Org. Like human life, Org begins in consciousness. This is an awareness of purpose and an intent to surviv...
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Inverse Duality – an Orgtology Perspective

Inverse Duality - an Orgtology Perspective
Orgtology begins through hypothesis 2x. In this we assume that anything needs receptive and projective parts to exist. E.g., Org uses a strategy to stay relevant and operations to perform. Strategy is disruptive because it creates change. It is therefore projective. Operations must receive this change, make sense of it, and then hold it. It is ther...
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Using the 4-Window Map (4WM) to resolve EOP problems

4WMW Model of Orgamatics
The 4-Window Map (4WM) is an orgamatics tool. I designed it in 2006 as a tool that can deal with complex problems in a simple way. Currently, Orgtologists use it to grasp and resolve organisational problems. In orgamatics, most organisational problems relate to EOP, which stands for Exposure, Opportunities, and Process. The post " The EOP Anal...
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How to do an EOP Analysis

EOP Ananlysis
EOP is an acronym that we use for Exposure, Opportunities, and Process. In my post " The EOP Analysis – redefining how we understand organisations " I explain EOP. It is an understanding of organisational reality. There are quite a few ways to do an EOP analysis. This could range from a conversation to in-depth research. Below are some of the metho...
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The EOP Analysis – redefining how we understand organisations

EOP Analysis - redefining how we understand Org
EOP is an acronym for Exposure, Opportunities, and Process. It replaces the old SWOT analysis. SWOT means Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. As with SWOT, the EOP aims to help us understand a current reality. Although SWOT is a helpful way to prepare for strategy, it has limitations. I discuss the detail in my post: "EOP vs. SWOT an...
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How to write an executive summary for a strategy document

How to write an executive summary
Writing the executive summary of a strategy document is the last and most important thing to do. This is for strategy development of course. When we use an orgamatics model to develop a strategy, it is the same. A strategy document shows that you can articulate your plan in a straightforward way. More than 50% of the people who read your strategy w...
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Hypothesis 2x on Inverse Duality

Hypothesis 2x of Inverse Duality
Hypothesis 2x opens the study of orgtology. It creates eight core theories; four for orgamatics and four for organamics. Its indirect claim is that an organisation can only exist through relations and relationships. To relate, entities must interact, which implies a cycle of projecting and receiving. This means that there must be an exchange betwee...
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An orgamatics framework for developing strategy

An orgamatics framework for strategy.
The aim of this blog post is to give a framework for developing strategy from an orgamatics perspective. The orgamatics model holds four base theories. An Orgtologist will use these theories as guideline when developing strategy. The table below shows the effect and consequence of each of the four orgamatics theories.  ​ Theory: ​ ​Conclusion:...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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Who is the International Orgtology Institute (IOI)?

On 27 April 2018, Derek Hendrikz registered the IOI as a non-profit organisation under Section 21 of the South African Companies Act. In doing so, those who practice orgtology now own it. The reason that Derek set up the IOI was to create a neutral body that will regulate the practice of orgtology™. Through this initiative the world can gain from i...
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The difference between vision and mission – an orgtology perspective

The difference between mission and vision - an orgtology perspective.
In leadership and strategy development, mission and vision are both first and foremost. But what is their difference? Which one is first and how does one conclude them? The difference between vision and mission is a confused and misunderstood concept. In many cases they say the same thing, but in a different word order. Even in fortune 500 companie...
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How to create vision through the 5V Model.

How to create vision through the 5V System
Intent creates the future. It is the nothing that turns into something. It is where everything begins. In my post on " The difference between vision and mission " I explain what a vision statement is. Vision creates intent whilst mission defines purpose. Vision is the desired state of Org. Strategic objectives create our plan to reach that state. I...
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The Science of Start: linking Orgtology and new business incubation.

This ar ticle will explore the link between Orgtology, the science of organisations , and its implications on new business. Orgtology deals fundamentally in dualistic inverse relationships (Hypothesis 2x™) as defined and discussed in this article .  Here I will consider the relationship between purpose and intent as it relates to the...
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How to develop a statement of accountability for a process construct

How to develop a statement of accountability for a process construct by Derek Hendrikz
Humans bring a process construct™ to life through a role structure. A role structure has dynamics that a construct does not have. In a structure there is inequality between people, which we create through authority levels, power dynamics, job grading, wage differences, etc. This creates a myriad of dynamics that has little to do with work. I explai...
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How to audit a process construct

How to audit a process construct
I would generically define an audit as an official inspection of a process and its outputs, or of a project and its outcomes. We can do this in a variety of ways and with an array of goals. In this post I explain how we do a process construct audit. When we audit operations, we are auditing a process construct. Another term for a "process construct...
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The Work of a Process Team

The Work of a Process Team
All my other blog posts on the process construct is about the construct itself. This post is about the people who must manage it. One problem that I often work with, is that many people struggle with the difference between a project team, a process development team, a process implementation team, and a process management team. They are all vastly d...
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How to translate operational targets from bottom to top in a process construct

How to translate operational targets from bottom to top in a process construct
In my posts, " Creating targets for a process construct " and " How to engineer a process construct ", I have explained that in orgamatics™, we create a process construct™ from the top down but that we target it from the bottom up. This is because Org™ does its work at the front-end and therefore, the top processes must just accurately summarize th...
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Creating targets for a process construct

Creating targets for a process construct - Blog Article
In the words of Peter Drucker: "you can't manage what you can't measure." In my blog article " The difference between a target, an output, and an outcome ", I explain the complexity of targets, and the distinct types of targets. In this post I work with process output targets only. The first question that we must answer when creating a target is ho...
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The difference between a target, an output, and an outcome

Targets, outcomes, and outputs
In human life, we measure much of any person's worth by what they achieve, after they have achieved it. In some sense, targets, outputs, and outcomes all do this. Well, then why should we know their difference? What makes matters worse, is that there are as much definitions on each as there are authors who write on the topic. Now, the reality is th...
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Six steps to creating process flow for a process construct

How to create process flow for a process construct.
In my blog posts " What is a process construct? ", " How to engineer a process construct ", and " How to develop system and process briefs ", I work with various parts of a process construct. In this post, I focus on creating a process. In precis, I have divided this blog into six basic steps that will help you to create a process flow. Step 1...
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You are because love is…

The "good and bad" as well as the "right and wrong" that we perceive and accept in our journey brings a reality of "now". This is what we are conscious of in the moment. As we grow older day by day, we learn novel words, which we use to speak our "truths". And as we meet new people, we will use our "truth" to judge them. ​  In this journey the...
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How to develop system and process briefs

How to develop system and process briefs
In my article " How to engineer a process construct ", I explain that the drawing of a process map is less than 40% of the work. To make a process intelligent it needs data as well as time, cost, and priority. I explain TCP Efficiency™ in another blog post. The aim of this post is to work with the collection of data. The data that a process needs a...
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How to engineer a process construct

How to engineer a process construct
I always struggle on whether we design a process or whether we discover it. If we can produce a result, then a process does exist. But, it would be naïve to say that the humans who discover these processes do not add some of their own experiential flair. In my blog post: " What is a process construct? ", I discuss what a process is, and why it...
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What is a Process Construct?

What is a Process Construct?
In line with "Theory 2P of work" we can only do work in one of two ways. This is doing something that we have done before, in other words it is repetitive; or doing things that we have never done before, which is non-repetitive. When we cycle work it is a process, and when we complete it, it is a project. In orgamatics, we ...
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How to become an Orgtologist

How to become an Orgtology Practitioner...
From an early age, masters of their own trade always intrigued me. To this date I respect people who know what they are doing - be it a plumber, professor, business person, or sports hero. To me that was what success is. For this reason, the day when I could call myself an Orgtologist was a great achievement to me. This was a recogni...
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