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.

In this category we study the core theories of orgtolgy and we aim to grasp foundational concepts of the International Orgtology Institute.

In these studies, we try to find interdependence in all that happens within Org. Since orgtology is a science, we use scientific method, which means that we must verify and test our findings. In turn our...

In this category we study the core theories of orgtolgy and we aim to grasp foundational concepts of the International Orgtology Institute.

In these studies, we try to find interdependence in all that happens within Org. Since orgtology is a science, we use scientific method, which means that we must verify and test our findings. In turn our findings must be replicable and falsifiable.

To grasp the systematics and dynamics of Org, orgtology presents a core hypothesis that we call “Hypothesis 2x”. Flowing from this hypothesis are eight base theories, four for orgamatics and four for organamics. Jointly these theories create the science of orgtology.

All the theories, models, tools, and concepts of orgtology create a body of knowledge that we term the OBoK (Orgtology Body of Knowledge).

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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 orgamaticsThrough the study of organisational duality, we can unders...
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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 becom...
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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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What is a Relationship Construct?

Orgamatics Relationship Construct
When asked, people give many reasons for a relationship. Somehow, the deeper you dig, the closer you get to the self. This should be obvious, because in absence of the self, a relationship cannot exist. The reason for any relationship is always to benefit the self in some way. Such benefit could be the availability of physical resources; psychologi...
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© 2020-01-18: Derek Hendrikz

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What is a Project Construct?

An orgamatics project construct
The purpose of a project construct is to plan and execute the changes that Org must make to stay relevant. A primary task of such a construct is to reduce uncertainty of a future outcome. To reduce the uncertainty of its future, Org must use a low-risk implementation method. One can reduce the uncertainty of an outcome if one controls the process t...
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© 2019-12-08: Derek Hendrikz

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Negotiate effectiveness through outcome targets

Driving effectiveness through outcome targets
The aim of a target is to minimise uncertainty. Uncertainty is a gamble and thus also a risk. Outputs are the results that processes produce. An outcome is feedback on how relevant an output is. In the post "targets, outputs, and outcomes" I explain their difference. A target is a prediction of either an output or an outcome. Exact repetition of th...
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© 02-12-2019: Derek Hendrikz

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Theory O – The Relevant and Performing Organisation (RPO)

The Relevant and Performing Organisation
Theory O explains a Relevant and Performing Organisation (RPO). It shows how Org must relate intent, resources, and intelligence, to purpose to create an RPO. In Theory O, the "O" stands for organisation or Org.Purpose is a common denominator to organisations who do the same thing. E.g., a bank in Singapore has the same function as a bank in Bangla...
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Theory 2E – Understanding Workplace Results

Theory 2E of Workplace Results
Theory 2E measures 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 car,...
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© 2019-09-29: Derek Hendrikz

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Theory 2I - Understanding Orgtelligence

Theory 2I of Orgtelligence
Orgtelligence is the sum of the systems intelligence and human intellect within Org. This means that organisations have two types of intelligence. The first is implied. This is an algorithm - a set of rules that drives activity, which delivers a predictable output. For humans, breathing is an example. For Org, the flow of work is one. The second is...
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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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Duality – an Orgtology Perspective

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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© 2019-09-04: Derek Hendrikz

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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 Analy...
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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 methods....
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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 and...
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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 – 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 ...
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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)?

The International Orgtology Institute
On 24 July 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 it...
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How to become an Orgtologist

How to become an Orgtologist
Masters of their own trade always intrigued me. People respect those who are experts at what they do. Be it a plumber, professor, businessperson, sports hero, or any other expert.A profession begins a journey of success. For this reason, I pride myself to be an Orgtologist. It gives me recognition and it sanctions what I practice. I flaunt the titl...
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What is Organamics?

Organamics - a study of workplace dynamics.
Organamics is an orgtology field where we study the effect of people dynamics on organisational functioning. Humans create workplace dynamics. This stimulates growth, development, and change. Organamics studies the effect of that on the performance and relevance of Org. The term blends the words "organisation" and "dynamics".The basic assumption of...
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IOI Quality Standards for Orgamatics Topics

IOI Quality Standards for Orgamatics Topics
The International Orgtology Institute (IOI) regulates the practice of orgtology. To do so, the IOI must set standards that will create a minimum level of quality for orgtology practitioners.In my blog; "What is Orgamatics?" I explain systematics. It is an area of orgtology where we study the behaviour and movement of organisational systems. The aim...
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What is Orgamatics?

Orgamatics is a study of workplace systematics
What is 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, https://orgtology.org/index.php/2015-06-01-09-45-25/orgtology-blog/70-what-is-orgamatics-1 Orgamatics is the arm of orgtology that studies workplace systems. It is a...
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The Orgtology Body of Knowledge - 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 the...
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