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The Orgtology Body of Knowledge - OBoK

OBoK The Orgtology Body of Knowledge

OBoK stands for Orgtology Body of Knowledge. The OBoK has the task to organise and keep all knowledge in the field of orgtology. It holds all the theories, models, and methods that an Orgtologist will use. In so, we base the practice of orgtology entirely on the OBoK.

The study of orgtology has one core hypothesis, which in turn joins eight core theories. We group these theories under two arms, which are orgamatics and organamics. Each arm holds four theories. I explain the theories in separate write-ups.

Creating the Orgtology Body of Knowledge (OBoK)

The model below shows how we go about to create and hold our OBoK. It begins in Hypothesis 2x, then splits into its two arms - orgamatics and organamics. Orgamatics deals with the duality of Org, and organamics deals with its X-Factor. I explain these in other write-ups.

Through the orgamatics theories, we enable the three primary constructs of Org. In so, through the organamics theories, we stimulate the three key dynamics within Org. Respectively, these theories with their constructs and dynamics create the relevance and performance of Org.

The aim of the OBoK is to ease practical application and academic research. Jointly, this facilitates the performance and relevance of orgtology.

Creation of the Orgtology Body of Knowledge (OBoK)

The nine resource centres of the OBoK

We cluster the OBoK into nine resource centres. Orgtologists will draw from these centres to do their work. With "work" we imply consulting, training, research, and general practice.

The nine resource centres of the OBoK are:

  1. Governance.
  2. Centre of organisational understanding.
  3. Orgamatics theories.
  4. The process construct.
  5. The project construct.
  6.  The relationship construct.
  7. Organamics theories.
  8. Human dynamics.
  9. Leadership.
I discuss each briefly below.

(1) The governance resource centre

Under governance we cluster aspects that relate to the International Orgtology Institute (IOI). This includes policies, procedures, issues of constitution, and general construct of the IOI.

The aim of governance is to enable the practice of orgtology. It is key that researchers take this into account in their study of orgtology.

(2) Centre for organisational understanding

Knowing what Org is and how it works is key to orgtology. In this resource centre we study Hypothesis 2x and the construct of organisation. We probe the concept of duality and organisational consciousness. An understanding of Org will enable the practical implementation of orgtology - the science of organisation.

(3) Orgamatics theories resource centre

In orgamatics we study the construct of organisation. This means that we study the processes, systems, strategies, and relationships of Org.

To enable this study, we have four base theories. They are:

(1) Theory 2I of Orgtelligence.

(2) Theory 2P of Work.

(3) Theory 2E of Results.

(4) Theory O of the Relevant and Performing Organisation (RPO).

(4) The process construct resource centre

The process construct is a blueprint of organisational functioning. It deals with the repetitive activity within Org. Thus, it defines the operations of Org. A well-defined process construct will give Org full control over its performance.

To create a process construct will need advanced knowledge of process engineering. It clusters the repetitive work within an organisation into systems. 

The generic systems that any organisation holds are:

(1) Core business system.

(2) An orgtelligence system.

(2) A resource system.

(3) A relationship system.

The process construct is the basis of organisational design and strategy. Without it, much of what happens within Org is just "thumb sucking".

(5) The project construct resource centre

The project construct embodies the non-repetitive activity within Org. These are things that Org must do to stay relevant. In so, strategy is the primary output of a project construct.

In the process construct, we deal with the processes that facilitates strategy and risk. This is dealt with through the orgtelligence system. In the project construct we work with the substance of strategy and risk. One must not confuse the two.

(6) The relationship construct resource centre

When working with a process construct, we work with the repetitive activity that maintains our relationships. With the relationship construct, we work with the proximity / benefit ratio that Org must create to negotiate a favourable position for itself. As with the project construct, we must not confuse the two.

(7) Organamics theories resource centre

In organamics we study the X-Factor. This is about the human minds who create the constructs of Org. Where two identical organisations with the same resources and systems are set up, they will yield different results. That is the effect of the X-Factor. It is the abstract thought behind Org.

To enable this study, we have four base theories. They are:

(1) Theory Ix of Intelligence.

(2) Theory Px of Paradigm.

(3) Theory Ex of Identity.

(4) Theory D of the Relevant and Performing Individual (RPI).

(8) Human dynamics resource centre

People must be intra-personally efficient and inter-personally effective to be both relevant and performing. This is the is the basis of a Relevant and Performing Individual (RPI).

Through human dynamics we aim to gasp stress hardiness, ability to stay healthy, to communicate, negotiate, etc.

(9) Leadership resource centre

Orgtology holds a unique approach to leadership. It works with the empowerment / influence duality within Org. It is unlike most leadership theories, and in our experience, most students find this "eye opening".


The OBoK is an ongoing project. We never aim to complete it because we always aim to learn.

To become an Orgtologist, one must prove an understanding of the OBoK. To become a Master Orgtologist, one must improve the OBoK.

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