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 orgtology, we assume that any organised system must do two things, namely it must perform and at the same time stay relevant. To describe this phenomenon, we use the term “Relevant and Performing Organisation”, or RPO for short.

In this resource centre, we aim to grasp what an RPO is through workplace research. To be listed as an orgtology...

In orgtology, we assume that any organised system must do two things, namely it must perform and at the same time stay relevant. To describe this phenomenon, we use the term “Relevant and Performing Organisation”, or RPO for short.

In this resource centre, we aim to grasp what an RPO is through workplace research. To be listed as an orgtology practitioner a trainee must do a compulsory research project on the concept of RPO. We will post the students research in this category in a series of blog articles.

In orgtology, we assume that any organised system must do two things, namely it must perform and at the same time stay relevant. To describe this phenomenon, we use the term “Relevant and Performing Organisation”, or RPO for short.

In this resource center, we aim to grasp what an RPO is through workplace research. To be listed as an orgtology practitioner a trainee must do a compulsory research project on the concept of RPO. We will post the students research in this category in a series of blog articles.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. In f...
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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 di...
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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 the wo...
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Create efficiency through output targets

Creating targets for a process construct - Blog Article
"You can't manage what you can't measure." Peter DruckerIn the post; "Targets, outputs, and outcomes" I distinct outputs from outcomes. Outputs describe the results of process cycle. Outcomes defines how an environment perceives the results of Org. In so, efficiency drives outputs whilst effectiveness create outcomes. Targets predict the results of...
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The difference between a target, an output, and an outcome

Targets, outcomes, and outputs
In 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 many definitions on each.To manage operations and strategy, Org must measure its results. There are t...
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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: Defin...
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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 are ...
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How to engineer a process construct

How to engineer a process construct
Does one design or discover a process? To manifest, purpose must become a process. Therefore, there is purpose before process. When we create a process, we explicitly depict a purpose. It is our idea of what Org must do to get outputs. When we design outputs, we discover outcomes. This will help us to redesign our process. One will thus interchange...
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What is a Process Construct?

What is a Process Construct?
There are only two ways to do work. One is repetitive, in other words, doing something that we have done before. The other is non-repetitive, which means doing things that we have never done before. When we cycle work it is a process, and when we complete it, it is a project. Repetitive work will maintain things, whilst non-repetitive work will cha...
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